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Jorge C. Colindres

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Qualifications Summary

Jorge Colindres has (25) twenty-five years of varied aviation expertise ranging from aircraft sales and acquisitions to aircraft certification and regulation. He founded the International Air Safety Office (IASO) in 1994; based in Miami, Florida. The company is dedicated to offering consulting services for the safety oversight of Civil Aviation Authorities, including: airline start-up, certification and conformity, aircraft airworthiness, inspection and registration. Mr. Colindres is a visionary in the field of offshore aircraft registration, as his company was the first company in the world to privately manage a Civil Aviation Authority Registration Program. IASO has been working with the Government of Aruba since the company’s formation in 1994, and they recently signed an extended term agreement the Government of San Marino to provide their government with a similar service.

Combined, the Registry of Aruba and the San Marino Aircraft Registry’s list of clientele includes several Heads of State, members of Royal Families and high-profile customers around the world. Mr. Colindres takes pride in both the unique relationship which he maintains with his clientele and in his pristine reputation throughout the aviation industry. The total number of aircraft sold and registered since the formation of the company totals in the hundreds.

Key achievements

Over 300 active clients world-wide
Sold over 90 very-large private and commercial aircraft
Qualified over 5,000 crew members and maintenance personnel
Managed and registered over 500 aircraft
Assisted and planned the formation of (3) three International Airlines(Air Astana, Armavia Airlines and AeroContinente)
Approved some (50) fifty well-known international maintenance organizations in various countries

Professional Experience

1994 – Present, Miami, Florida, President & CEO Int’l Air Safety Office, Inc.

Founder of Int’l Air Safety Office, Inc.
Chairman of Aviation Registry Group, LLLP
Founder of the Registry of Aruba 1995 / First Private Company to Manage a Civil Aviation / Offshore Aircraft Registry.

1991 – 1994, Omni Jet Trading Floor, Miami, Florida, Vice-President of Sales and Leasing

Implemented Registration of Aircraft in offshore Jurisdictions.

Military Service

1983 – 1991, Honduras Navy

Assistant Naval Attaché, Washington, DC
Superintendent of the Honduras Merchant Marine.
Deputy Commander of the Special Forces Piranhas Squadron.


1978 – 1983

Bachelor of Science, in Ocean Engineering, at the University of Miami.
Masters of Science in Marine Engineering Safety, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden.
US Coast Guard Officers Training Center, Yorktown, VA.

Memberships & Commendations

National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA)
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)
Smithsonian Aerospace Museum
Member of the US Republican Congressional Business Commission and the US Presidential Republican Business Commission.
2001 & 2003 Businessman of the Year, by the Business advisory Council of the US National Republican Congressional Committee.
2002 Member of the US Presidential & US Congressional Business Commission.
Honorable Discharge as Navy Lieutenant from Honduras Navy 1990
Chief of Armed Forces First Class Honor Commendation Order, 1986 and 1987
Awarded Second Place Navy Special Forces Training, 1989

Personal Information

Married to Yolanda Gasalla, Esq. (5) five children.
Jorge Colindres resides in South Miami, Florida.


English (fluent)
Spanish (fluent)