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Financing Business Aircraft: Exploring options after the Great Recession
Kent S. Jackson | May 9, 2018

Prior to 2009, Aircraft financing was generally straightforward and often generous.  With a virtual shortage of aircraft (new and used) on the market, lenders did not shy away from supporting what are sometimes characterized as “risky,” high-dollar assets.  In fact, financiers went so far as to seek out aircraft financing opportunities by aggressively marketing low […]

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The Questions You Need To Ask Before Financing An Aircraft
Kent S. Jackson | November 15, 2016

After careful consideration, you have found the jet that fits your business and lifestyle goals. Competitive terms and rock bottom interest rates have once again made aircraft financing an attractive option.  Before making the decision to engage in or forgo financing, consider the following questions and discuss them with a trusted advisor.To Finance or Not […]

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NBAA BACE
Kent S. Jackson | October 28, 2016

Join 27,000 industry professionals for the most important three days of business aviation. Ranked as the sixth largest trade show in the United States, the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held Nov. 1-3, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, bringing together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to […]

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Buying Or Selling An Aircraft? 4 Reasons To Use An LOI.
Kali M. Hague | July 26, 2016

If you’re interested in buying or selling aircraft, your intentions may be clear to you, but not necessarily to the other party. When you’re the buyer, a Letter of Intent (LOI) establishes you as a seriously interested buyer but without necessarily committing you to complete the transaction. When you’re the seller, requesting an LOI weeds […]

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Best Practices: Managing An Aircraft Management Company
Kent S. Jackson | February 25, 2016

Best Practices: Managing an Aircraft Management Company5 Scenarios that could cost you money, and impact safety Let’s start with two questions to ask yourself:How qualified is this aircraft management company to adapt to the changing needs of my business and the marketplace?Am I paying fair prices and flying with an operator focused on passenger and aircraft […]

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Making a Case for Shared Aircraft Ownership
Kent S. Jackson | January 27, 2016

Owning an aircraft free-and-clear is often the ideal. But, there are situations where shared aircraft ownership can work economically and logistically. When appropriately structured, a shared aircraft ownership arrangement can prove to be mutually beneficial. However, before entering into a multiparty ownership arrangement, it’s important to understand the potential downside, including the high potential for […]

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