Nordic Aviation
About Us

Founded in Skive, Denmark in 1990 by Danish entrepreneur Martin Møller Nielsen, NAC is the world’s largest independently owned regional aircraft turboprop trading and leasing company.

At its inception, NAC leased aircraft for humanitarian aid and supplies to remote areas before focusing on regional commercial airlines, chiefly in Europe and North America then throughout the Asia, South America, Middle East, Russia, and Africa.


With Kim Graven-Nielsen as CEO, companies in the group are based in the Denmark, Ireland, North America and Singapore. Additional representatives are located in Berne, Toulouse, and London.

Our team at NAC team possesses a combined total of over 500 years’ experience in the aviation industry. This expertise is channeled through departmental business teams comprising legal, lease management, accounting, IT, sales and marketing, funding, and technical.

Company Timeline


NAC launched in Skive, Denmark and established itself as a reputable, skilled and reliable provider of its specialised service


NAC completed a major transaction with ING Bank. The company purchased 30 Cessna Caravan II Aircraft. All the aircraft were sold or leased and in 1996 NAC purchased the remaining II Aircraft.


NAC became a LLC with one owner: Founder and Chairman of the Board, Martin Møller Nielsen. NAC has managed to increase its profit consecutively since 1996.


Ever-evolving, NAC started focusing on turboprops larger than 30 seats.


NAC purchased their first ATR42 aircraft – a larger type of aircraft than those previously dealt with.


NAC moved to the second-largest airport in Billund, Denmark. The biggest transaction of the year was the purchase of seven ATR aircraft from Magellan. This was also the year we opened our office in Shannon, Ireland.


NAC obtained easa part-145 certification permitting it to perform in-house maintenance on all major turboprop aircraft types.


In corporation with Kirk Kapital A/S purchased a fleet of 39 ATR 72 aircraft on lease to American Eagle. By this year NAC had grown its fleet to 100 aircraft.


NAC has in 2009 obtained easa part m certification (CAMO) permitting the company to manage the continuing airworthiness of ATR and Fokker aircraft..


The start of a new decade brought more milestones, with a financial balance exceeding US$1billion and the fleet exceeding 150 aircraft.


We signed a firm order for 10 ATR 72-600s, plus options for 10 additional aircraft.


Our committed fleet crossed the 200 aircraft mark. Also this year, NAC ordered twelve Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen Aircraft to be leased to Garuda Indonesia.