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Guides for Private Jet Buyers

Is it time to upgrade your business jet?

Is it time to upgrade your business jet?

Is it cost effective to sell your older, less expensive aircraft and upgrade to a newer aircraft with a higher acquisition cost, but with a lower operating cost? Depending on the situation, yes.

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How to choose an aircraft manager

How to choose an aircraft manager

Choosing an aircraft manager can be a complicated process. Scott Cutshall from TWC Aviation highlights the questions to ask and topics to inquire about when selecting a management firm for a business jet.

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The benefits of using an aircraft manager

The benefits of using an aircraft manager

If you are not planning to be an owner/pilot, you will be faced with the option of setting up your own flight department to manage your aircraft or using a third-party manager. Here are the advantages of using a third-party manager or aircraft operating company.

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Choosing the right interior for your business jet

Choosing the right interior for your business jet

Sarah Mespelt of Freestream Aircraft and Steven Lewis of Interior Solutions explain how to design a stylish jet interior without detracting from the aircraft’s value

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Choosing aviation experts to advise you

Choosing aviation experts to advise you

Buying and financing an aircraft is complicated. Choosing the right specialist advisers can help save you time and money. All aircraft transactions are very much team efforts.

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The impact of wind on real world aircraft performance

Aircraft performance, especially range, is like gas mileage in a car. Much of the performance data points shown are maximums. Given that the assumptions are the same, they are very useful in comparing aircraft. Be wary of translating the maximum to the “real world.” This is especially true of range. Too many buyers get an aircraft that they believe can do the trip nonstop only to discover that “nonstop” has restrictions. They get quite upset when they end up with a fuel stop en route.

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Is fractional jet ownership right for you?

Is fractional jet ownership right for you?

Thinking about fractional ownership? Ask yourself these questions first.

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Why sellers of business jets should pick one broker

Why sellers of business jets should pick one broker

Brendan Lodge of JetBrokers Europe argues that sellers of aircraft are making a mistake if they choose several brokers.

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How much does it cost to own a private jet?

How Corprorate Jet Investor analyses aircraft, and how to work out how much it costs to own a business jet.

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A (very short) guide to financing business jets or helicopters

A (very short) guide to financing business jets or helicopters

If you are bewildered by the different business jet finance options available or are looking for a lender, this very short guide may help you to get started (while a subscription will help get your deal finished!).

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