28 03, 2022

Could a Remanufactured Aircraft Be a Solution for Increasing Backlogs Lack of Pre-Owned Aircraft for Sale?

By |2023-01-21T16:24:31-06:00March 28th, 2022|Educational|

General aviation aircraft are in such high demand that the most popular models suffer from lack of availability, skyrocketing values, and an aging fleet. For most aircraft buyers' budget is everything; shopping for the right aircraft is a complex dance of mission requirements, wants/desires, and how many dollars you are willing to part with to buy your dream aircraft. The purchase is just the beginning for a small group of buyers, as refurbishment is often the next ownership [...]

11 03, 2022

Diamond Star DA40 180

By |2023-02-12T02:32:07-06:00March 11th, 2022|Educational|

Diamond Aircraft Industries Diamond Aircraft Industries, formerly known as Hoffmann Flugzeugbau, was founded by an Austrian aircraft designer Wolf Hoffmann in 1981. His dream was to create major aircraft manufacturers for the general aviation industry. Hoffmann also had the unusual idea of bringing in fresh, quality food on-site to his Austrian aircraft plant. This is why you’ll find fine dining experiences like the Katana Kafé on the field at London International Airport. Diners can enjoy imported wine, aviation-themed [...]

4 03, 2022

What The Booming Private Jet Travel Industry Means For Valuation

By |2023-01-21T16:15:01-06:00March 4th, 2022|Appraisals|

Private aircraft are in short supply due to the current frenzied market being driven by travel demand that has been seen at these levels in years. This is excellent news for sellers and manufacturers as customers place themselves on endless waitlists to get charter, hourly cards, new aircraft, as well as facilities to complete pre-buy inspections for pre-owned aircraft transactions. But with labor and parts shortages, continued demand for training aircraft, and limited quality aircraft supply available, buyers [...]

3 03, 2022

Labor Shortages May Impact Your Maintenance Schedule

By |2023-01-21T16:11:14-06:00March 3rd, 2022|Educational|

The aviation industry has struggled with massive shortages in the last decade, including pilots, mechanics, and parts. Due in part to global supply chain issues resulting from the COvid lockdown and several highly skilled laborers that either retired or were laid off. If you're wondering why you can't seem to get your aircraft scheduled for maintenance, you're not alone. There's a massive backlog across the board, which means it's very difficult to find a facility, much less a [...]

1 03, 2022

Embraer Phenom 300

By |2023-01-21T16:22:08-06:00March 1st, 2022|Educational|

Embraer In August of 1969, the Brazilian government established "Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica," also known as Embraer, to manufacture and produce aircraft for its military. Its headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo. Brazil’s government had been working on its launch since the 1940s, in which both the Ministry of Aeronautics and the Technological Institute of Aeronautics were born. The government selected an alumnus of the Technological Institute of Aeronautics and Embraer’s first President Ozires [...]

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