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About Us

Family-owned since 1998, US Aircraft Finance provides expert aviation financing and insurance with competitive rates and seamless service.

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Excellence in Aviation Financing

US Aircraft Finance: Your Trusted Partner for Aircraft Loans and Insurance

US Aircraft Finance, a specialist in aviation financing and aircraft insurance, stands out in the industry for our competitive rates and exceptional customer service.

We offer a full-service experience, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free process from application to closing and servicing of aircraft loans or insurance.

It was a pleasure to do business with USAF. They are fast, efficient, and have knowledge of my aircraft. Excellent service!

Choosing the Best in Aircraft Financing

Why Pilots Prefer US Aircraft Finance for Aircraft Loans

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Simple and Convenient

Complete an application and get your loan documents online. It’s quick and easy!

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24-Hour Approvals

Apply online and get your pre-approval within 1 business day – why wait?

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Rate-Policy

Secure your competitive rate with a free 30-day lock period.

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Consultative Approach

SAF works as a consulting vertical to support clients with purchase & sale contracts on small to large cabin aircraft.

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Competitive Rates

Our convenient and speedy process enables us to offer some of the lowest rates in the business for all types of aircraft loans or insurance.

Introducing Our Expert Team

Meet the Dedicated Professionals at US Aircraft Finance

US Aircraft Finance (USAF), a family-owned business founded in 1998, prides itself on a small yet highly efficient team, committed to exceptional customer service in aircraft financing. The team excels in providing a seamless "flynancing" experience.

Alex Dubra

CEO

Alex Dubra

CEO

Alex S. Dubra

Alex has been a part of the management team at USAF for over a decade, working alongside founder, David Savoie until Dave’s death in May 2023.

Now as CEO, Alex is responsible for business strategies and daily operations along with credit administration. A true believer in “leading by example” Alex loves direct communication with clients so don’t be surprised to speak directly to him as he answers the phone often.

Originally from Minnesota, Alex served in the US Army as a corporal for 8 years before entering the Real Estate industry in NYC for 16 years. Later seizing the chance to relocate his family out of the city, Alex combined his sales and mortgage background with his love of aviation and joined US Aircraft Finance in 2013.

A proud father to his daughters Sam and Reid, license private pilot, hardcore Vikings fan and businessman, Alex loves flying, boating, riding motorcycles and spend time with his kids, family, and friends.

Douglas Place Jr.

President

Douglas Place Jr.

President

Douglas Place Jr.

Doug and Alex purchased USAF in 2023. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Doug received his MS in International Finance from Southern New Hampshire University.

Doug has been involved in aviation finance throughout his entire career. Doug was recruited by First Republic Bank in 2019 as the Managing Director of Aircraft Finance, where he was responsible for a portfolio of both Part 91 & 135, working with high-net-worth clients financing corporate aircraft.

Doug is an avid pilot, aviation enthusiast, and Cirrus aircraft owner. He is an instrument-rated pilot who has been flying since 2010.  Doug’s aircraft ownership experience, combined with his 20+ years in the aviation financing industry, enables him to connect with clients at a personal level throughout their aircraft financing journey. His expertise spans from small to large markets, making him a valuable asset to the USAF team.

Pauline Fortune

Office Manager

Pauline Fortune

Office Manager

Pauline Fortune

Pauline (Polly) is the Quality Control admin for both finance and insurance departments at USAF. 

Dedication to the company began in 2010 following a 5-year hiatus to enjoy time with her only grandson. 

Pauline takes cares of financing paperwork, prepares it for closing, and ensure FAA/escrow has all of the correct documents needed for a smooth closing.

Polly’s favorite thing about flying is “getting to my destination faster than driving!”. Outside of work, she enjoys attending classic car shows and traveling.

Misty Hubbert

Financial Analyst

Misty Hubbert

Financial Analyst

Misty Hubbert

Misty has been a part of the USAF team since 2018 first running the day-to-day insurance department.

Now, a part of the executive administration team, her duties include finance administrator, closing procedures and underwriting.

After working in banking and finance for several years, Misty was drawn to the unique aspect of aircraft financing and was interested in flexibility not seen in traditional banking.

When she is not in the office, Misty likes to cook, attend live music and loves being outside to hike, garden or just playing with the dog. Her family is important to her, and she enjoys spending time with them as well as with her friends and neighbors

Megan Place

Insurance Specialist

Megan Place

Insurance Specialist

Megan Place

Megan is the loving and devoted wife of Doug Place. Although her background is in nursing she has decided to diversify her skill set and take a leap into the world of aviation insurance.  It’s all in the name of keeping people safe.

Megan holds a bachelors of art in psychology from UMass Dartmouth and bachelors of science in nursing from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  She has been nursing for 15 years in the areas of internal medicine, hospice, and patient education.  

Megan and Doug’s two adorable and vivacious children keep Megan quite busy.  But with any free time Megan loves reading and traveling.  

Megan’s favorite thing about flying is the serenity of being one with the clouds.  

Conor Eaves

Marketing Director

Conor Eaves

Marketing Director

Conor Eaves

Conor is a marketing guru with a diverse background that spans various industries and expertise. As the Marketing Director at USAF, she brings over a decade of experience in all things sales, event production, and advertising.

She began her career at YETI, where she was a valuable asset to the customer service sector. She then went on to have a decade-long career in the wedding industry, where she honed her skills in content creation, executing luxury level experiences, and account management.

Her ability to work under pressure and deliver exceptional results has been augmented through her experience in managing large-scale events and mingling with high-profile clients throughout the country. 

Conor’s creative ideas and her infectious ability to connect with people make her a valuable addition to the USAF team.

Melody Danaher​

Bookkeeper

Melody Danaher​

Bookkeeper

Melody Danaher​

Melody has worked with the team at USAF since 2014 as our talented Bookkeeper.

Mostly working as a freelance bookkeeper, Melody enjoys the flexible schedule she can maintain while working with the USAF team.

What Melody enjoys most about flying is “the speed in which I get to my destination!” While she isn’t working, Melody spends time with her family including her five granddaughters, which she says gives her “the most joy outside the office”.

When she is not visiting family and friends, you’ll likely find her talking a walk or hunkered down with a good book.