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About us

Excellence is one of our primary goals. It’s the driving force behind our success, and when you work with us, it becomes the driving force behind your satisfaction.

our vision

Strategically aligning our MRO facility and training academy to significantly improve the local economy, stimulating growth, and aiding the prosperity of the community’s residents.

Our Company

Buchanan Aerospace, Inc., was founded in August 2015, by Desmond Buchanan and is an American mission-based, for-profit, corporation operating out of Jamaica Queens, New York.  We’re an aviation service provider, comprised of corporations and limited liability companies, each overseeing a specific component. Buchanan Aerospace, Inc., Buchanan Aerospace (NG) Limited, and Buchanan Aerospace (GH) Limited offers aircraft maintenance service to aviation entities around the world to ensure air worthiness. Additionally, we offer technical training as well as logistical and business consulting services to clients in North America, Africa and others globally, in: 



Business Development Support   

Business Expansion Services 

Risk Management Assessments 

Accreditation and Licensure Support 

On-call Maintenance Support 

Engine Maintenance/Overhaul 

Airframe Maintenance/Overhaul 

Industrial Gas Turbine Overhaul  

Airframe Modification & Completion  

Flight Simulator Training


Additional offerings at our facility include an internship for training and education in the following: 

  • FAA Certification 
  • JAA Certification 
  • ESOTA Certification 
  • Administrative and Technical Training

Our unwavering commitment to safety and quality is reflected in our proactive investments in training, thorough equipment inspections, adherence and managerial oversight to safety protocols, keen focus, and surpassing standards. This approach not only yields top-notch work but also elevates morale and increases customer satisfaction.

We are honest and ethical with moral principles intertwined throughout our business.

Building a strong team with empowerment, diversity, transparency, communication, commendation, respect, and time management.

We are dedicated to supporting the community. Our implementation strategy involves hiring, empowering, and training hundreds from the community, shaping a workforce that plays a pivotal role in defining the future. 

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Our Promise
Our Promise

A promise is simply keeping your word. At Buchanan Aerospace, Inc., we’re not afraid to make promises. We believe in our team, our services, and our products; and we deliver.

Growth & Expansion
Growth & Expansion

Aviation on the African continent is growing at a rapid rate and we are here to ensure that your aircraft meets the demand.

Striving for Excellence
Striving for Excellence

Maintaining a safety conscience attitude, while striving to meet and exceed customer expectations.

our team
Desmond Buchanan
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Desmond Buchanan graduated from the prestigious Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in New York, New York.

Desmond has over forty years of aviation experience which began in the U.S. Marine Corps. His aviation career continued with working at such corporations as Pan American World Airlines, United Airlines, TWA, Air Jamaica and Evergreen Helicopters. Desmond brings vast knowledge to his team as a technician, a teacher and a leader. Desmond’s level of experience also involves performing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) “C” Checks on commercial airplanes.

Since 1991 Desmond has provided counsel and support to leading officials in Africa’s Central/Western Region and has been involved in various sectors of the Nigerian, Ghanaian and Angolan aviation industries. While working extensively in this region, Desmond realized the need for Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility. He also understood there would become an increased necessity for safe, efficient, and reliable aviation maintenance facilities considering the growth in air travel on the continent of Africa and globally. In 2004 Desmond founded Buchanan Aerospace, Inc. then later Buchanan Aerospace (NG) LTD.

Desmond resides in Queens, New York with his wife and two of his five children.

Ralph A. Marston

Ralph A. Marston joined the United States Marine Corp 1980 and was trained at Naval Air Station in Millington, Tennessee and Bell Helicopter Textron in Fort Worth, Texas. Ralph’s duties in the Marine Corps included a Drill Instructor, Phase Maintenance/Periodic Maintenance Supervisor and Collateral Duty Inspector where he supervised the staff conducting complete overhauls of aircrafts and components, and inspected the work performed in order to verify and sign off on aircrafts as safe for flight.

In 1991 Ralph graduated from Florida Law Enforcement Academy in Orlando, Florida and then joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff. He became a Field Training Officer to newly-graduated officers from the Police Academy and mentored junior officers regarding officer safety, report writing and familiarization with agency policies and procedures. Ralph continued his education by attending Indian River Community College and Florida Atlantic University.

In 2003 Ralph founded, Ralph A. Marston Investigations, Inc. in Florida. As a licensed private investigator, he used his law enforcement training and experience to build a reputable agency providing successful defense to clients charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to felony murder. He also provides personal protection to entertainers.

Ralph resides in Florida with his wife where they enjoy cruising and fishing.

Craig P. Campbell
Chief Financial Officer

Craig P. Campbell is a highly respected New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA); listed in “Cambridge Who’s Who” with a career that spans over thirty years.

Craig graduated from Bernard M. Baruch College with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and from Columbia University with a Masters of Business Administration, Management/Finance.

Early in his career, during his employment at Merrill Lynch & Company, he boosted overall efficiencies including improving strategic decision-making for the executive team and ensuring that regulatory reporting requirements were satisfied by serving on the corporate task force to launch a comprehensive re-engineering of the firm’s Regional Reporting Process. Resulting in the creation of a standardized format of reporting by all seven regions within the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Japan, Australia and Latin America. Craig also worked in the same capacity throughout New York, NY at Continental Grain Company; Viacom, Inc.; and Deloitte & Touche.

Craig’s knowledge stems from his experience as the CFO/Controller at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Brooklyn, NY where he implemented the process for recording accruals at month-end, prepared bank reconciliations and rectified long-overdue payables. At Cellfish Media he was instrumental in facilitating a healthy financial organization while impacting a profitable change as the Global Controller.

Prior to joining Buchanan Aerospace, Inc., Craig served as the Associate Vice President of Financial Management and Control for SUNY Downstate Medical Center where he managed the daily corporate financial operations

Colin Corrica
Board Member & Aircraft Engineer

Colin Corrica is an A&P Certified Aircraft Technician with almost 40 years of experience. Colin currently serves as a Maintenance Technician for JetBlue Airways. His career in aviation began with the United States Navy where he served as an Airframe Structure Hydralic Mechanic, maintaining F14 Aircrafts and SH-2F Helicopters. 

After Active-Duty and the reserves in the Navy, Colin went on to work for major international air carriers, like Pan American World Airlines, to midsize air cargo companies, like Evergreen International Airlines. He has experience working on several 747s, A310-200, 727, 737, and 757 aircrafts. Colin has a wealth of knowledge in performing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) “C” Checks on commercial airplanes. 

In addition, Colin also has a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He has helped to start an auto driving school in Brooklyn, NY that is still in business more than 30 years later. Since 1997, Collin has also been the Chief Executive Officer of a small insurance agency in Brooklyn, NY, Winsdale Insurance Agency, Inc., which seeks to provide convenience to individuals seeking home, auto, and life insurance. Colin is a highly qualified broker and seeks the best for his clients. Colin brings with him to Buchanan Aerospace a wealth of technical knowledge and experience. 

Colin resides in Queens, New York with his wife and children. 

Joanie Griffith
Vice President of Administration

Introducing Joanie Griffith, a results-driven and self-motivated professional with over thirty years in executive administrative support, sales and marketing operations, event planning, executive travel, customer service, negotiations, financial management, and recruiting.  

Her diverse skill set is a testament to her commitment to excellence. With strong organizational and interpersonal skills, she has successfully supported C-Level Executives for more than a decade, earning recognition for exceeding expectations. Joanie’s proficiency in communication and technology highlights her adaptability in dynamic environments. 

She gained her experience working with such renowned companies as IBM and Cross Match Technologies. Joanie currently serves as the Vice President of Administration at Buchanan Aerospace, contributing significantly to the company’s operational excellence.