Pete Kilmartin

Industry Experience and Expertise

I’ve spent almost four decades building a reputation for putting the customer first in all situations, and I believe it’s the best way to operate. Over 70% of my business has come from referrals, and I take pride in knowing people trust me with their aviation issues.”

Few brokers can offer customers the unique combination of an extensive maintenance and modifications background and professional sales experience. Pete Kilmartin’s 39 year history in the business aviation industry combines these two traits in a way that helps ensure his customers get the highest level of service in the industry.

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Pete started working with Kal-Aero in 1973 while attending Western Michigan University. After graduating with a BS in Aviation Management and Technology and an Airframe and Powerplant Technician’s license, he spent several years managing different groups, and developed the Customer Service department for the company.

Pete has helped aircraft buyers design and carry out well over one hundred pre-purchase inspections. He worked with his customers to ensure the aircraft they were buying were properly reviewed, and were ready for completing their intended mission.

When Duncan Aviation bought Kal-Aero in 1998, Pete sat on the Senior Management Team for several years, and helped guide the company into the new century.

Pete retired from Duncan Aviation in 2005 after a thirty two year career, and has since been helping clients as an aircraft broker. When acquiring an aircraft, he puts his extensive experience to work for his customers by helping them understand which aircraft represent the best value. Sellers appreciate Pete’s reputation for hard work, integrity and extensive marketing efforts, and his ability to ensure their aircraft are both visible and properly represented in the marketplace.


Pete maintained a very fast response time during the process and demonstrated hard work, integrity and a commitment to providing a high level of service throughout the sales process and then after its conclusion. I would recommend him highly to anyone involved in an aircraft transaction.
Walter Knysz, Jr., President and OwnerKnysz Aviation Leasing, LLC