Philosophy & Ethos

We understand that no two deals are the same. We strive to carefully understand your requirements, taking a 360 degree view of the entire project and identifying the opportunities, flushing out potential risks and constructing a transaction that benefits you the most.

What we stand for:


Conducting business in a moral, responsible and fair manner


Being faithful to our commitments and obligations


Demonstrating a keen interest in finding innovative, bespoke solutions to complex problems


Ardently promoting our clients’ goals and dreams

We exist to reduce the pain and increase the pleasure associated with helicopter transactions.

Company Background

Uplifting Aviation was first created in April 2002 as a helicopter brokerage and aviation consulting firm based in London. The business is registered at the London Companies House. We offer a wide range of specialised services including brokerage, trading, financing and operating of aircraft and helicopters. We also provide consulting services to aircraft and helicopter lessors, banks, investors, manufacturers and government agencies. In addition, we support aircraft, helicopters, engines and components Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul service centres across the globe and through specific market segments.

Director Bio

I am Jean-Marc Youkhana, owner of Uplifting aviation. I started my journey in the aviation industry in 1991 with a 6 year apprenticeship working with Air Provence international and Aerotech, based at `Marseille Provence airport.
Air Provence international is one of the largest French air taxi and business jet operators and Aerotech is part 145 of the approved maintenance service centre, also based in Marseille Provence airport.

Within my apprenticeship, I attended the school in Annecy (IPAC) where I graduated with a business degree in sales engineering in 1997. Back then I was the youngest sales engineer in France to market airframes, engines, equipment and maintenance and overall services...


Year established


Hours of experience


in transactions