Bryan started OUL in 2004 after seeing a niche in the New Zealand market. He noticed that operators needing aircraft leasing solutions were being charged extortionate fees for wet and dry leasing and that their needs were simply not being met.
Despite heading up a car dealership, he always had a love for flying and wanted to get into the aviation field. He saw a gap in the market to provide a full, turn-key, and affordable leasing solution to the agriculture and tourism industry.
By buying and tailoring the configuration of specific aircraft for each unique customer, he realised that he could drastically reduce the cost of operations for existing operators who would otherwise have to buy their machines.
Bryan took the company forward and began purchasing crop sprayers custom-made for the agriculture industry. OUL, therefore, became New Zealand’s leading provider of agriculture aircraft and crop spraying leasing.