Guidance for Buying or Selling Aircraft

Obstacles to Financing an Aircraft

December 8, 2018
Getting financing for a jet is not as easy as one would think. It is often a time consuming process with many requirements. The number one obstacle that a lender faces is KYC. The financial institution has to be...Read More
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What to Consider When Buying a Citation Excel, XLS or XLS+

November 18, 2018
When considering buying an aircraft in the mid-size cabin category, the Cessna Citation XL series are very popular options. This includes the Excel, XLS and XLS+. The first Excel was delivered in 1998, and Cessna rolled out the XLS...Read More

Why Letting the Pack Pass You May Be Your Most Beneficial Move Yet

November 12, 2018
As the Pre-owned private jet market continues its hive of activity in 2018, there is a race for people in the USA to take advantage of the new tax benefits that Trump enacted when he took office. In order...Read More

The No-Inspection Sale: the Risks, the Rewards, and Knowing What is Right for You

October 24, 2018
In markets like today where the supply of many pre-owned aircraft is decreasing and the number of buyers is increasing, a type of transaction where the pre-purchase inspection is waived can become more common. This occurs as the pool...Read More

Strong Value Aircraft in Today’s Market

October 9, 2018
Value is defined differently for each person. For us at Colibri Aircraft, when looking at a jet as a transportation asset, the two things we value most are capability and cost effectiveness both at purchase and during operation. In...Read More

Why Big Doesn’t Always Mean Best

September 20, 2018
While the media, Hollywood, and even the aviation industry give a lot of press and attention to large cabin aircraft, there is much to be said about small and mid-size jets. The mid-size jets in particular offer incredible capability...Read More

Fly-By: 3 Minutes in the Private Jet Market Issue 11

September 5, 2018
The 11th Issue is now available and includes articles and info for owners and users including a look inside the Falcon 8X, how to make a “No Inspection” transaction work for you and much more. You can read Fly-By...Read More

What to Expect from Your Aircraft Transaction Part 2

August 31, 2018
As we continue looking at what to expect in your aircraft transaction, there are specific points that relate to buyers and sellers separately. (You can read Part One here) BUYERS You will not always be able to fly your...Read More

Worldwide Supply Decrease of Private Jets Specifically hurting EU buyers

August 21, 2018
In the first half of 2018, the pre-owned aviation market has seen a dramatic decrease in supply across some significant model types. In the same vein, this has produced a decrease in availability of EASA certified aircraft in certain...Read More

What to Expect from Your Aircraft Transaction Part 1

August 3, 2018
Being in the aircraft brokerage business for decades and working with clients from all over the world, there are a few aspects of the transaction process that come as surprises to some. If you can prepare in advance for...Read More
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