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Slow, difficult, and sustainable This may be a great decade after the worst recovery start ever. Richard Aboulafia Managing Director AeroDynamic Advisory   hile the business jet market isn’t as white-hot today as it was in 2022, it’s still in very good shape. Utilization, used jet availability rates, book-to-bill ratios, and new and used pricing […]

September 2019

Trying to untangle the preowned marketplace in 2024

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Wayne Starling Executive Director, International Aircraft Dealers Association s 2023 wrapped up, the marketplace for preowned business aircraft was a jumble. Some aircraft dealers were still coming on strong after a period of prolonged record-setting success. A few saw things slow down quickly after the high-flying days of post-pandemic bizjet sales when transactions were through […]

Optimizing value when acquiring an aircraft

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Transparency of aircraft brokers and dealers is key to finding the best business aircraft in the market Phil Winters IADA Chair & Western Aircraft VP of Aircraft Sales and Charter Management Because readers of Professional Pilot magazine are crucial in selecting the best sales consultants to help them buy and sell airplanes, this message is especially […]

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Great leadership equals long-term survival for aviation departments Dan Wolfe Facilitator, coach & consultant, ServiceElements Leadership is one of those words that has become generic, but its true meaning can open a world of possibilities within your team. One of the best definitions I’ve found of the word comes from Forbes, which describes it as […]

November 2019

Business jet and turboprop OEMs aim to improve customer support worldwide

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ombardier provides leading customer service experience for its clients around the world, and continues to add key service enhancements. In 2022, it more than doubled its global aftermarket footprint, with new and enhanced service centres in Melbourne, Miami, Singapore, London Biggin Hill, and the start of construction in Abu Dubai – in addition to its […]

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Business aircraft environment during Covid-19

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Anthony Kioussis President & CEO Asset Insight The official start of the Covid-19 pandemic may be debated for years to come, as will its effect on business aviation. To be sure, 2020 became an increasingly challenging year as uncertainty filled the air, and there’s nothing business managers hate more than to make major financial decisions […]

Banyan expands footprint in Florida with new MRO facility in St. Augustine

Analyzing residual value

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What is the aircraft you’re considering buying or selling actually worth? By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight y any standard, an aircraft acquisition represents a ma­jor investment. But it is also a depreciating asset and, as such, its Residual Value (RV) is an important factor for anyone with a fi nancial interest in the aircraft, […]

March 2019

Understanding how Asset Quality affects value of an aircraft offered for sale

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By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight ou may be considering replacing your aircraft. How will its Asset Quality affect the value? Asset Quality summarizes an aircraft’s overall technical condition by taking into account everything – from the condition of the aircraft’s paint to its passenger interior – while principally focusing on the aircraft’s maintenance condition. […]

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Ethics

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By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight Snake oil merchants in early America would travel from town to town and make impossible claims for their products. With music to draw them in, crowds formed as these unprinci­pled salesmen would lie to the assembly. Whatever malady an unsuspecting prospect might want to alleviate was said to be […]

June 2023