Randolph (Randy) M. De Long, ASA, is the Managing Partner – Aviation of Aeronautical Systems Inc., possesses broad aviation experience, including jet aircraft valuation consulting, technical inspections and appraisals.  He has been an independent aircraft appraiser and surveyor since 1983.

 

     Prior to launching Aeronautical Systems, Mr. De Long was Vice President of a large aviation-consulting firm, primarily responsible for technical aircraft inspections, appraisals and future value forecasting.  He managed aviation portfolios, asset management, appraisals, forecasted future value studies and provided consultation relative to aircraft selection studies, financial analyses, fleet evaluations, contract negotiations, physical aircraft inspections, redelivery services and remarketing strategies.

 

     Other career highlights included serving as the Director of Fleet Planning and Aircraft Purchasing for a national airline, handling macro fleet and investment analyses, technical evaluations, pre-purchase inspections and new aircraft deliveries.

 

     Mr. De Long also managed introduction of new aircrafts into the fleet and was the on-site technical representative during the manufacturing process. He has held various executive level positions with the Boeing Company, with responsibilities ranging from development of technical sales analyses through a presentation of specifications and negotiations with customers.

 

     A graduate of Washington State University (B.A. in Business Administration / Transportation Economics), Mr. De Long began his flying career in 1969, is a licensed U.S. commercial pilot, airframe and powerplant mechanic and has completed numerous post-graduate courses within the aviation and appraisal disciplines. He is a highly sought-after lecturer and author of aviation technical and appraisal reports and one of a few, selected senior aircraft appraisers designated by the American Society of Appraisers.