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

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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 […]

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. […]

Cockpit automation

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The difference between diminution of value and cost to cure

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Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight A Gulfstream G550 plowed into a Beechcraft King Air at Nashville International Airport. These 2 aircraft will fly again but the accident entry into the logbook will reduce their resale values. hen an aircraft sustains any form of damage, its effect on the asset’s value must be considered. True “value […]
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Optimizing value when acquiring an aircraft

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By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight rice and value are terms often used interchangeably to describe an aircraft’s worth. However, they actually have different meanings. Price is the monetary amount an aircraft buyer pays, while its value is the relative worth, utility and/or importance they place on that asset. Emotions can overcome logic during the […]

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 […]

Artificial Intelligence in use today within various parts of the aviation industry

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By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight   AI applications in the aviation industry minimize aircraft down time by anticipating maintenance issues based on collected data. rtificial Intelligence (AI) is often associated with robots able to mimic human actions and some level of cognitive reasoning. It is true that ad­vanced robotics utilize various forms of AI, […]

Squawk Ident

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Optimizing ROI in a depreciating asset

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 By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight ach day, countless organizations collect and dissem­inate vast amounts of data points relating to business aviation. The challenge has always been translating such data into useful, actionable and timely information. While computers can process immeasurable statistics at the speed of light, their analytical capability must be intelligently guided to […]

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