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Preserving your anonymity as an Aircraft Owner in 2019

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

Preserving your anonymity as an Aircraft Owner in 2019 — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, March 2019, Volume 29, No. 3. When an aircraft is bought or sold in the United States, two documents must be filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) – a bill of sale and registration application, which are both public records. Other documents may be required depending on the ownership structure and if financing is involved. On...

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New Charter Broker Rules Effective February 14, 2019

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

New Charter Broker Rules Effective February 14, 2019 — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, February 2019, Volume 29, No. 2. Effective on February 14, 2019 the long-awaited new charter broker rules go into effect. The rules amend 14 CFR Part 295. The rules apply to Air Charter Brokers who are defined as indirect air carriers, foreign indirect carriers or bona fide agents that sell and/or arrange charter transportation using a direct...

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Preparing for an Aircraft Purchase

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

As the supply for quality pre-owned aircraft inventory has begun to shrink (especially in certain large cabin models), I see more buyers devoting time to advance preparations to ensure that they are perceived by sellers as the most qualified, attractive buyer. If you are in the market for an aircraft and want to expedite your purchase and closing, consider taking the following steps prior to making your first offer. BUILD YOUR ACQUISITION TEAM...

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Innovative Private Aviation Options

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

Innovative Private Aviation Options — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, October 2018, Volume 28, No. 10. In 1986, when Richard Santulli created NetJets, it was considered revolutionary. NetJets opened up private aviation to a new segment of customers. Flexjet followed in 1995. The pool of potential private aircraft users was made even greater with the advent of Marquis Jet in 2001. Now more than 15 years after the launch of Marquis...

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Purchasing an Aircraft with Maintenance Programs and Subscriptions: The Details Matter

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

Purchasing an Aircraft with Maintenance Programs and Subscriptions: The Details Matter — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, August 2018, Volume 28, No. 8. Aircraft that are enrolled in maintenance and subscription programs, such as those covering airframes, engines, and maintenance tracking, are often more marketable, and sometimes more valuable, than comparable aircraft that are not covered by such programs and subscriptions. There...

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2018 Aircraft Transactions–Final Quarter Countdown!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

2018 Aircraft Transactions–Final Quarter Countdown — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, September 2018, Volume 28, No. 9. As we approach the last quarter of 2018, analytical data and industry experts are predicting a quarter that will be extremely busy with both aircraft purchases and sales. Personally, I have a number of clients who are ready to proceed immediately with a purchase or sale once either the right inventory can be...

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