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PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS at the Pre-Buy Inspection (or New Delivery) Inspection equals protection. For the would-be aircraft buyer, that statement is equally true whether you are purchasing a pre-owned or new aircraft. It is absolutely essentialthat a buyer’s interests be thoroughly represented and protected during original aircraft production or during the pre-purchase inspection on a pre-owned aircraft.Let’s talk...
China Ground Up Approach to GA Development For a while now the aviation industry has been buzzing about China’s decision to open low altitude airspace and develop General Aviation.Having just returned from hosting the China Pavilion for the second year at the 2012 EAA Airventure, there seems to be a general curiosity regarding what is actually going on over there in China. While big stories such as China buying Cirrus or a Chinese...
IT TAKES THE RIGHT TEAM We have all heard that 2012 is a buyer’s market for business aircraft. This has spurred more people to investigate the business aircraft market, and lately, I am encountering more and more first-time buyers. Unfortunately, I don’t always meet the buyers at the beginning of their acquisition process. If I could meet every buyer before they start the acquisition process, I would give them the...
ABACE returns to Shanghai! In 2006, the first Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) hosted by the National Business Aviation Association was held in mainland China, in Shanghai. Six years later, and ABACE returns to Shanghai! The number of exhibitors grew from only 40 companies just 6 years ago, to 100 companies today. This demonstrates the value of China’s potential business aviation market...
Aircraft Bluebook at-A-Glance Bombardier Challenger 300 Aircraft Bluebook–Price Digest At-A-Glance reviewed market values for the Bombardier Challenger 300. Research resources for this study were provided by Aircraft Bluebook and AMSTAT. Market Data There are approximately 310 Challenger 300’s in world inventory. Of these, 32 are currently listed for sale/lease. This equates approximately to ten percent of the total worldwide...
NBAA Monitoring Tax Proposals in Your State This year, the sluggish economy has state governments searching for new revenue sources. Unfortunately, in such an environment, business aviation often makes for an attractive target. That’s why NBAA is focused on monitoring and combating onerous tax proposals that could catch the Association’s Members blind-sided. For example, in the first part of 2010 alone, NBAA and its...
Aircraft Bluebook At-A-Glance Bombardier Lear 60 Aircraft Bluebook–Price Digest At-A-Glance reviewed market values for the Bombardier Lear 60. Research resources for this study were provided by Aircraft Bluebook and AMSTAT. Market Data There are approximately 314 Lear 60’s in world inventory. Of these, 44 are currently listed for sale/lease. This equates approximately to fourteen percent of the total worldwide fleet. The...
EBACE: A Catalyst for Business Aviation Business aviation has come to be recognized in Europe and elsewhere as a vital tool for conducting business in today’s competitive marketplace. Furthermore, the many jobs and the robust economic activity spurred by business aviation also provide an unquestionable benefit to communities across Europe.These and other benefits have explained the increasing prominence of the annual...
NBAA's Strong Support for Business Aviation In the US and Worldwide  Everyone knows that business aviation is a global industry, but over the last couple of years, the world-wide economic slump has prompted a significant dip in aircraft sales and flight hours, along with accompanying, wide-spread job losses.Fortunately, it appears the worst may be over.After the industry's prolonged turbulence, business aviation shows signs of rebounding - for example,...
Aircraft Bluebook At-A-Glance Pilatus PC-12   Aircraft Bluebook–Price Digest At-A-Glance reviewed market values for the Pilatus PC-12. Research resources for this study were provided by Aircraft Bluebook and AMSTAT. Market Data There are approximately 777 Pilatus PC12’s in world inventory. Of these, 75 are currently listed for sale/lease. This equates approximately to nearly ten percent of the total worldwide...