For entities seeking private air transportation, this section covers available options (e.g., aircraft charter; fractional share purchase; whole aircraft ownership). Other areas covered include determining the optimum aircraft model(s) for your mission, considerations between acquiring a New versus an In-Service aircraft, and the aircraft acquisition process.
Robert E. Beaumont, Founder & President of AirConformity, discusses what operators need to consider when purchasing an aircraft that needs to be exported from one jurisdiction and imported into another country.
Jay Mesinger provides his thoughts about how business aircraft sales are being affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and how the market could be affected as we enter, what has historically been, the strongest quarter of the year relative to aircraft sales.
Kevin Hoffman discusses how the company’s Integrated Team approach provides value for owners and operators of large-cabin business aircraft wishing to modernize and upgrade their aircraft to the passenger cabin standard and flight deck options currently available on new aircraft models at a fraction of the cost of a new aircraft.
Assent Aeronautics was founded in 2004. Along with the company’s aircraft management, operations, and maintenance services, Assent provides aircraft acquisition and sales capabilities. President and Founder W. Hulsey Smith discusses the company’s private aircraft auctions platform.
Formed in 1991 as The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), the organization officially changed its name to The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) to reflect its constant presence around the world and international domination of pre-owned aircraft sales.
This article was originally published in the November 2018 edition of Professional Pilot Magazine.