Both Chris Eichman and Steven Schwartz began their aviation sales careers with Cirrus Aircraft in the early 2000s – a time when the advent of the Technically Advanced Aircraft coincided with the U.S. property market boom to create abundant opportunities for two young aircraft salesmen.
In 2009, Chris and Steve left Cirrus to found TAS Aircraft Sales – now known as Aerista – after identifying a significant gap in the buying experience between those customers purchasing factory-new aircraft, and those choosing quality, late-model preowned aircraft. By bringing their aviation, business and sales expertise to bear, Chris and Steve knew they could create a buying and selling experience for their pre-owned aircraft clients that was second to none.
At Aerista, we’re passionate about perfecting the buying and selling experience. Derived from the Greek word for best, Aristo, the name Aerista embodies the level of service our clients have come to expect.
We believe our approach has been successful because we’ve aligned it around three core principles:
- Integrity. Our clients’ priorities always come first.
- Relationships. Forging meaningful connections is more important to us than any transaction.
- Expertise. We focus on products and services that we know deeply, so that we can provide real value to our clients.
Since the beginning, Aerista has been a Cirrus Pre-Owned Sales Partner – a distinction that we are proud of, and which speaks to the high level of service that is expected from, and delivered to, our clients every day. Over time, Aerista has built the largest inventory of pre-flown Cirrus aircraft, and has created a thriving market for Cirrus SF50 jet delivery positions.
In 2014 Aerista established a Turbine Aircraft division, and launched a factory sales partnership with ONE Aviation (formerly Eclipse Aerospace). Since that time, Aerista has become the largest reseller of Eclipse aircraft in the world, and we aspire to continue to grow into new markets as our capabilities and our clients’ needs evolve.
At Aerista we strive to help you succeed in your aviation endeavors. Thank you for visiting Aerista, and thank you for being our clients and friends.
Chris & Steve