Ownership

The Importance of Understanding an Aircraft’s Empty Weight

In all aircraft there are legal weight limits for certain events, such as a maximum take-off weight and a maximum landing weight. These weights are typically constant for all aircraft throughout an entire model type. However, a very important...Read More

Why Maintenance Does Not Increase the Value of Your Jet

All aircraft must go through different hourly and calendar inspections, and many of these maintenance events can be very expensive. The majority of the cost will most likely come from repairing defects found during these inspections. It can be...Read More

3 Major Obstacles to Switching Jurisdictions

If you live in a European country and are buying an aircraft from the United States (or vice versa), you will have to register the aircraft in the country where you live or where your AOC is located. Moving...Read More
media upgrade

A Modern Way to Upgrade Your Entertainment System

When it comes to an aircraft’s entertainment system, upgrading the equipment is not straightforward or easy. An unfortunate consequence of the certification process required to modify anything installed on a jet is that it makes keeping up with changing...Read More
Aircraft Records Review

The Key to an Effective Records Review

A records review by the buyer’s team of advisors is a common part of the transaction process. The records are a comprehensive maintenance history of the aircraft including everything that has happened to it throughout its life and all...Read More
guide to buying a jet

The First-Time Buyer’s Guide to Buying a Jet

Buying a jet is a momentous and important step in a person’s life. There are many factors to consider before you sign the contract to buy your jet. Private Jet ownership is its own unique sector and having a...Read More
Crew Shortages

Today’s Problem With Finding Pilots

In the world of aviation, there is a pilot shortage occurring across all aspects from commercial and regional airlines to private jets. One reason is that every year more and more pilots are retiring from commercial airlines, and at...Read More
Steps of an aircraft transaction

Understanding the Steps of a Transaction

A successful aircraft transaction can be a complicated process with many steps and decisions that must be made. Signing a contract is only the tip of the iceberg. An aircraft itself is a complicated piece of machinery with a...Read More
EU Export

Misconceptions of an EU Export

Transactions held on EU aircraft being sold outside of the European Union require an EU export. A non-EU buyer can close on an aircraft in the European Union if it is exported within 90 days. A common misconception is...Read More

Fly-By: 3 Minutes in the Private Jet Market Issue 14

This issue of Fly-By is packed with tips for first time buyers, overcoming issues with crew availability, a look at the very crowded ultra-long range segment and much more. You can read the entire newsletter by clicking here or...Read More
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