Le Bas International HistoryLe Bas international is very proud of its reputation for attention to detail, speed of locating the correct aircraft and customer care.

The Origins of Transportation Brokerage Industry
The origins of transportation brokerage began in the late 1780s or earlier when tall sailing ships plowed the world’s oceans laden with cargo consigned by multiple cargo forwarders. Today’s brokerage industry has flourished to include financial and insurance sectors and has spread dynamically throughout the transportation sector to include trucking, railroads and aeroplanes. Professional air charter brokerage and air leasing companies appeared in the 1970’s, formed as an offshoot of the commercial airline industry. Today specialized air charter brokers and aircraft leasing companies command billions of dollars in worldwide revenues for their selective clientele.

The definition of a broker/agent as provided by Wikipedia:
“A broker is a party that arranges transactions between a buyer and a seller, and is rewarded by a commission when the deal is executed. A broker who also acts as a seller or as a buyer becomes a principal party to the deal. Distinguish agent: one who acts on behalf of a principal.”

Professional air charter brokers provide ethical services as set forth by the Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), www.flyacana.org. If a consumer desires to utilize the services of a brokerage company that is not part of ACANA, It is recommended to inquire about the broker’s aviation industry experience and knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations.

Consumers should also be aware of the company’s overall financial status. This includes charter brokerage companies, certified charter operators and commercial airlines, especially when high value transactions are being considered. Professional financial institutions will provide escrow accounts to ensure such funds are secured in the event of non-performance or bankruptcy.