Advanced Airport Equipment, LLC

Welcome to Advanced Airport Equipment!

We are driven by a simple belief. Customers deserve quality affordable airport, helipad and obstruction lighting solutions – right row. This means the right product, at the right place, at the right time!

​Our vision is to evolve our company into the preferred airport lighting supplier.

We will achieve this vision by fulfilling the runway, helipad and obstruction lighting requirements of airfield owners, contractors and electrical wholesalers; with products that are simply more affordable, better supported and that meet your time critical needs.

In dealing with Advanced Airport Equipment, LLC, you will find that we that aim high to provide excellent customer service and we fly low to ensure that we provide comprehensive details and application assistance for the products that we offer. Customer excellence is in our blood and we strive to make every customer interaction an enjoyable experience.

James Hart

Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Owner

James Hart
James Hart

Management Team

Jack Hart

Jack Hart

President & Co-Owner

Jack has spent his entire career in the aviation, electrical, and lighting industries with more than 20 years in the airport visual aids industry. He has served as the western region sales manager for Crouse-Hinds Airport Lighting, was a founding director of Flight Light Inc. and the founder of Advanced Airport Equipment, LLC.

He holds a BS degree from the University of Memphis with special engineering studies at the UT Memphis Extension. Jack served 5 years in the USAF and completed numerous technical and management courses while a member of the GE management team. He speaks Spanish and has managed projects overseas form Spain to Saudi Arabia.

James Hart

James Hart

Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Owner Sales

James has over 20 years of international experience in the telecom, software and technology sectors with some of the leading technology companies in a range of senior management roles.

He holds an MA in International Marketing from Brunel University and a BA (Hons) Business Studies (First Class) from Birmingham City University. James is also a bi-lingual Spanish speaker and founding Mentor at ‘The Marketing Academy’.

Julia Gomes de Mattos



Julia is our people and public relations leader. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and French. Her language and people skills are key to our success in the American market from the most northern part of Canada to the most southern part of Chile and Argentina.

She holds a BA degree from San Francisco State University and a teaching certificate for the University of California at Berkley. Her experience includes training for customer service and airport visual aids project management.


Ivan Garcia


Ivan is our operations and sales manager. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia. He has lived in the United States for over 30 years. He attended Miami Dade College. He has been in the sales and service industry for over 20 years. He has a strong background in management and sales. 

He is our public  relations specialist and thrives on customer service. He has been in the aviation industry for the last 5 years and will continue to build his knowledge within the field. His strong presence and relationship skills are key to building our future in the Americas.