What We Do

When we assign a value, we stand by it!

Our aircraft appraisal process is designed to arrive at an accurate and impartial opinion of the value. Our opinion of value is substantiated and justified with defendable facts. They are supportable opinions of value, made by certified, recognized and respected professional aircraft appraisers.

TYPES OF VALUATION

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Valuation Appraisals

Our aircraft appraisal process is designed to arrive at an accurate and impartial opinion of the value.

Ifs prepared by our team of experts in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). who know how to research all the factors and acquire all the facts about the subject aircraft. A detailed review of the makeup and current market trends and behavior of new and pre-owned aircraft transactions.

Acquisitions Consulting

Finding the right aircraft at the right price isn’t always as simple as it looks. Planes are complicated machines, and understanding how to properly assess their true condition requires an experienced approach to avoid major (read expensive) maintenance headaches down the road.

At Aeronautical Systems, our team of experienced technicians kick off the process by developing detailed maintenance profiles on every candidate aircraft.

Aircraft Management Services

Aeronautical Systems not only has the expertise to help you acquire the best aircraft to suit your needs but also the operational infrastructure to help you manage it. What does that mean?

TYPES OF SERVICES

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VALUATION APPRAISALS

Appraisal With Inspection & Records Review

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A “FULL” appraisal is one that includes an inspection of the aircraft and a review of its historical maintenance records. This inspection is aimed solely at determining the overall condition of the aircraft and its records to support the value opinions of the appraiser. An appraisal is not a pre-purchase inspection and would not, for example, include an opening of inspection panels on the aircraft or a detailed review of all historical maintenance record archives.

VALUATION APPRAISALS

Desktop Valuation

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A desktop appraisal assignment is one where there is no inspection of the aircraft nor review of any of its associated historical records. This type of appraisal relies on information provided by the client or other outside sources and includes a wider range of assumptions. This type of appraisal is associated with determining an opinion of Retrospective, Current or Prospective Fair Market Value and can include Hypothetical assumptions where appropriate.

VALUATION APPRAISALS

Damaged Aircraft Valuation

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A business aircraft can experience damage for many different reasons ranging from a simple dent resulting from hangar rash to a major mishap requiring extensive restoration. Some repairs require only replacement of specific components while others necessitate extensive labor and possible engineering expertise to make the aircraft airworthy again. Major repairs are common, frequently negatively impacting the value of an asset, both present day and in the future.

VALUATION APPRAISALS

Retro & Residual Value (Future) Valuation

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These appraisals are generally performed as desktops and can include hypothetical assumptions where appropriate. Our firm employs the historical database approach for tracking valuation trends over time. The tracking of these trend analyses is used for forecasting future values to a reliable level of accuracy. We closely examine value trends, supply and demand analyses, days on market, saturation levels and economic and statistical modeling. We study a wide range of marketplace trade intelligence to support our appraisal and forecasting process in order to accurately quantify aircraft pricing and availability. In fact, our exclusive database contains over 1,000 model-series aircraft spanning over 30 years of detailed market research data.

VALUATION APPRAISALS

Fractional Redemption Valuation

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If your fractional aircraft ownership contract is approaching its scheduled termination date, we offer many services specifically designed to benefit you.

Our firm has helped many fractional owners make informed decisions relative to acquisitions, share changes (trade ups or downs), redemption strategies, dispute resolution and aircraft valuations. A simple, but a comprehensive desktop appraisal will provide much-needed information, not least – peace of mind.

LEGAL SUPPORT SERVICES

PRE-TRIAL CONSULTING SUPPORT

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Negotiating a settlement or heading to the courthouse? We know much of what we know because we have experienced both the right way of how our industry does things and know those that have failed. Our over 30 years of providing professional services has gained us a lot of experience!

LEGAL SUPPORT SERVICES

EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

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No doubt, when you have the need, we have the personal expertise gained from decades of experience. Our valuations have been time-tested proven. We have a solid reputation for thoroughness, accuracy and one of the best reports in the industry.

ACQUISITIONS CONSULTING

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Finding the right aircraft at the right price isn’t always as simple as it looks. Planes are complicated machines, and understanding how to properly assess their true condition requires an experienced approach to avoid major (read expensive) maintenance headaches down the road. At Aeronautical Systems, our team of experienced technicians kick off the process by developing detailed maintenance profiles on every candidate aircraft.

Aircraft that make the cut are then appraised using a highly accurate process we’ve developed over the last 30 years to determine the proper value so that you always pay the right price, every time. How accurate? For over 30 years, financial institutions have depended on ASI to provide the most accurate values in the industry, including in court cases, where we’ve never lost yet. But our service doesn’t stop there. At no extra cost, our personalized approach includes:

  • Aircraft finance planning
  • Management company auditing and selection for 91 and 135 operations
  • Development of annual operating budgets
  • Crew search and selection
  • Maintenance planning
  • Hangar and fuel selection

When yours needs go deeper, we can quickly help you with tax planning and legal support for setting up the right ownership and operating structure via our partner network. Looking for a one stop shopping experience? We also offer comprehensive aircraft management services to make purchasing and operating your next aircraft a truly turn-key experience.

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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Aeronautical Systems not only has the expertise to help you acquire the best aircraft to suit your needs but also the operational infrastructure to help you manage it. What does that mean? These services include:

  • Detailed discussions with each client to determine their specific travel needs,
  • Comprehensive aircraft analyses in the initial selection process,
  • Arrange and attend client’s personal airplane viewings to determine space and configuration requirements,
  • Search and analyze on and off market airplane offerings,
  • Perform pre-offer physical inspections and record reviews,
  • Perform desktop appraisals to determine if the price is right,
  • Assist or lead the price negotiations and business (contract) terms,
  • Arrange outside services to include: demonstration flights, legal, pre-purchase facilities, insurance carriers, title companies and closing sites,
  • Selection of the pre-purchase inspection facility,
  • Oversight of the pre-purchase inspection and discrepancy corrective action tasks,
  • Manage the closing and final delivery,
  • Where necessary, search and select one of the many third-party independent companies to efficiently and cost effectively operate and manage the airplane,
  • Provide any post-delivery consultation and management as request by the client.

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Aircraft Purchasing

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Aeronautical Systems in conjunction with its exclusive synergistic partners have been assisting high net worth individuals and corporations in the acquisition of the right aircraft. These services include:

  • Detailed discussions with each client to determine their specific travel needs,
  • Comprehensive aircraft analyses in the initial selection process,
  • Arrange and attend clients personal airplane viewings to determine space and configuration requirements,
  • Search and analyze on and off-market airplane offerings,
  • Perform pre-offer physical inspections and record reviews,
  • Perform desktop appraisals to determine if the price is right,
  • Assist or lead the price negotiations and business (contract) terms,
  • Arrange outside services to include; demonstration flights, legal, pre-purchase facilities, insurance carriers, title companies and closing sites,
  • Selection of the pre-purchase inspection facility,
  • Oversight of the pre-purchase inspection and discrepancy corrective action tasks,
  • Manage the closing and final delivery,
  • Where necessary, search and select one of the many third-party independent companies to efficiently and cost-effectively operate and manage the airplane,
  • Provide any post-delivery consultation and management as requested by the client.

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Collateral Verification

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Don’t need to know the value of your asset, but need an abbreviated physical inspection or want a representative serving your interests, present at a closing? Our firm’s professionals accomplish these services routinely, are confidentially and efficiently performed at a low cost and within a short turnaround time.

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Asset Condition Monitoring Inspections (Assessments)

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These include multilevel condition monitoring physical inspections, with or without a review of the records and are tailored to the client’s needs and each specific situation. Diligent monitoring and compliance oversight will help ensure that risk is properly managed and asset value is maintained. Identification and risk mitigation are the principle goal.

  1. Routine surveillance,
  2. Major repair, damage events, and abuse assessments,
  3. Identification of any issues that will cause value degradation,
  4. Audit of financial accrual program payments applicable to power-by-hour maintenance programs characteristic and maintenance verification,
  5. Validation of mandatory Regulatory Authority compliances, i.e. Next Generation Avionics upgrades,
  6. Review of recent pre-purchase inspection reports,
  7. Review of recent computerized maintenance tracking reports,
  8. Review of all enrolled financial accrual program contracts

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Single Asset & Fleet Portfolio Management

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No matter the size of your portfolio, we customize our management protocols to accomplish all of your goals. If your aviation portfolio is sizeable enough to warrant independent management, Aeronautical Systems has the know-how in every category of aircraft to help you manage it. Diligent management and asset oversight will help ensure that risk is properly managed and asset value is maintained. Identification and risk mitigation is one of the primary goals. Another is to provide efficient and cost-effective portfolio management services, customized to what the client requires.

Our management expertise includes:

  • Aircraft management oversight,
  • Risk mitigation,
  • Collateral balance and control,
  • Insurance policy and coverage reviews,
  • Purchase/sale decision strategies,
  • Market trending to optimize transaction timing,
  • Documentation of portfolio transfers,
  • Regulatory requirement analyses,
  • End of lease choreography,
  • Aircraft repossession and historical records retrieval,
  • Delivery and redelivery services,
  • Contract maintenance/lease return provision negotiations,
  • Third party maintenance selection,
  • On-site technical representation,
  • Oversight of cost-effective aircraft storage and preservation maintenance programs,
  • Remarketing agency selection and consultation.

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Lease Return Choreography & Repossessions

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In the event you find yourself in a breach of contract or outright default situation, Aeronautical Systems is ready to provide rapid, aircraft recovery/repossession services. We’re also extremely proud of our high success rate in repossessing aircraft from foreign countries. In fact, our rate of success is 100%. We’re available to retrieve aircraft anywhere, anytime, foreign or domestic, friendly or hostile (hopefully not too hostile!) and can depart for the destination on a moment’s notice. We arrange everything, from flight crews to record retrieval experts to aircraft security.