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10 Coolest Small Business Jets in the World

5 Feb 2019
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In today’s world of international business, every second counts. One minute you may be needed in Tokyo; the next thing there could be a meeting in New York that simply cannot be missed. And when time is money, a savvy investment in the form of a business jet can certainly afford some extra time. The “light jet” class was pioneered by the Learjet 23, which was introduced in 1964. Now, the most recent…
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8 Common Misconceptions about Selling Your Own Aircraft

8 Nov 2018
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Thinking about selling your aircraft on your own? It’s not uncommon for aircraft owners to post their own plane for sale, intending to test the market and see what happens. Sometimes, things work out nicely and a quick sale occurs, but it’s also not uncommon for those same aircraft owners to become frustrated with the selling process. With over a decade of experience helping hundreds…
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Basic Guide To Buying A Jet

8 Oct 2018
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So, you have made up your mind to purchase a private jet for personal or corporate use. In a buyer’s market it seems the ideal solution to all of your travel needs, but the practicalities of how to go from looking to owning need to be carefully considered before the purchase. Choosing and buying an aircraft should be an enjoyable and exciting process, but there are details that can make it complicated…
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Beechcraft King Air 350i vs Pilatus PC-12 NG

31 May 2018
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In this month’s Aircraft Comparative Analysis, Mike Chase provides information on two popular business turboprops – one a single-engine model, and the other a twin-engine model - for the purpose of valuing the pros and cons of each.
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The Private Jet Market Is Changing

20 Mar 2018
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In case you haven’t noticed, the business and private jet industry is changing. It’s no longer the exclusive realm of ultra-high-net-worth individuals or corporation leaders. What is the cause of this changing landscape — and what does it mean for private jet owners or those looking to acquire jets? New technologies, new customers New technologies and business models are introducing…
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“Where Does An Aircraft Broker Add Value? Or Not!”

27 Oct 2017
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I promise this article is not meant to be self-serving but having been an aircraft broker for 43 years and interacting daily with other terrific professionals I do think it is a topic that is important and that I am capable of speaking about. Aircraft sales professionals are hired by owners and sellers to successfully market and sell their aircraft.…
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BizAv Avionics: Looking Beyond NextGen

14 Sep 2017
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Broadening your Cockpit Outlook to Beyond 2020… With the NextGen mandate rapidly bearing down on the Business Aviation community, Brian Wilson highlights how operators can benefit by focussing on life beyond January 1, 2020…   Working in Business Aviation, sometimes it seems impossible to get through a morning without reading…
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How do I buy a Jet at Wholesale Price?

30 Jul 2017
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One of the questions I get asked frequently by clients is “How do I buy an aircraft at wholesale price?” The short answer in this market is…..you probably don’t. The longer answer is, because of the things you would have to give up in order to do so, you are probably better off not trying to compete with the Aircraft Dealers who do. The spread between wholesale and retail price is extremely…
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If the Used Aircraft Price is Right…?

24 Jul 2017
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The used aircraft market has been stuck in a kind of stop and go cycle since 2009, notes Vref’s Fletcher Aldredge. Prices drop, activity flares up, prices freeze, activity stops. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, “Here we go again.” We can talk about robust activity…
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8 Common Misconceptions about Selling Your Own Aircraft

21 Jul 2017
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Thinking about selling your aircraft on your own? It’s not uncommon for aircraft owners to post their own plane for sale, intending to test the market and see what happens. Sometimes, things work out nicely and a quick sale occurs, but it’s also not uncommon for those same aircraft owners to become frustrated with the selling process. With over a decade of experience helping hundreds…
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RIGHT PRICING WRONG OFFERING

18 Jul 2017
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There used to be a sentiment among sellers that if there are no buyers, why lower your price? That used to be a fair question in 2009. Today there are buyers, albeit mostly in North America. So that old adage is not a sound reason to not truly identify Right Pricing. As you look at the number of days on the market, most planes are approaching 180 days or even longer. I…
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Get the Best from your Jet Maintenance Service

4 Mar 2017
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Aviation Director Andre Fodor concludes his discussion on ways to improve the service level of jet maintenance to meet the expectations of corporate aviators and managers… The Hippocratic Oath leaves no doubt of a doctor’s prime directive: Do no harm. When in doubt, cause no hurt. Like medicine, jet maintenance requires highly-skilled professionals with advanced skills and…
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Latest Sales Statistics

27 Feb 2017
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GAMA Chairman Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft, announced that airplane shipments globally fell 3.9%, from 2,331 units in 2015 to 2,241 units in 2016 from the same reporting companies, whereas airplane billings declined 14.1%, from $24.1 billion to $20.7 billion. Worldwide rotorcraft shipments fell 16.9%, from 1,036 units in 2015 to…
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Gulfstream Actively Upgrading Older Jets

17 Feb 2017
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For Jeff Gayon, the GIV and GV represent boundless opportunity for life-extending upgrades, rather than just being older airplanes that will quietly exit the business aviation stage as their values steadily drop and buyers opt for newer…
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2017 Learjet 40/45/70/75 Markets Update

13 Feb 2017
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The past 12 months were not great ones for the Learjet​ 45 market,​ which includes all variants of the original 1999 Learjet 45: the 40, 40 XR, 45, 45 XR, 70 & 75. At one point, average asking prices​ ​for the different variants were down ​between 15-25% this year, compared year over year.​ The good news: this downward trend ​is now stabilizing​.​ ​Pre-owned inventory levels…
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How to Stop Corrosion Eating Your Jet’s Value…

8 Feb 2017
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Corrosion… It might well be counted as a four-letter word when it comes to aircraft, notes Rene Banglesdorf. But how can you avoid corrosion negatively impacting the value, safety and longevity of your jet…? The presence of corrosion can be alarming if you don’t know much about it. It can affect both the airworthiness of the aircraft and its resale value. With the different…
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Why sellers of business jets should pick one broker

8 Feb 2017
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While attending a recent conference in Ireland, a lively debate developed over how the “unprofessional” antics of the aircraft broking fraternity were not helping the plight of distressed banks, or indeed the whole industry. A well-known aviation lawyer gave an example of how one of their clients had issued an LOI (letter of intent) on a pre-owned Global XRS being sold…
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