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Connected aviation

Professional Pilot
By Claudio D’Amico Business Area Director, Viasat Business Aviation or business and private aircraft users, inflight Wi-Fi has moved quickly in the past decade from an expensive, slow, nice-to-have amenity onboard, to a fast and affordable necessity. For air travelers, what constitutes good inflight connectivity (IFC) has changed dramatically. Viasat’s satellite network enable airborne connectivity […]

Independent auditing firms IS-BAO and ARGUS extend Clay Lacy aviation’s industry-leading safety certifications

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, […]

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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. […]

Ethics

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 […]

Independent auditing firms IS-BAO and ARGUS extend Clay Lacy aviation’s industry-leading safety certifications

Understanding asset quality

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By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight t’s been said that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and that can certainly hold true for aircraft. Regretta­bly, a nice-looking aircraft may be in worse mainte nance condition than an asset in serious need of repaint­ing, hence the need to objectively understand an aircraft’s Asset Quality. […]

November 2019

Maintaining objectivity in a subjective world

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By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight Average life expectancy of a paint job is 7 years. Offer prices will adjust to compensate for repainting poor or oudated paint schemes. e occasionally receive telephone calls that start with (what we call) the famous 4 words: “This can’t be right.” The caller then proceeds to explain why […]

June 2021