Dealing with Engine Programs and LLP Pitfalls

A major factor in determining an aircraft’s value is engine program enrollment, but not all programs are created equally. Manufacturers and third-party providers offer a variety of programs, each of which differs in coverage and cost, and the details impact the value of an aircraft. One obvious differentiator is what’s included in coverage. More robust [...]

By |2019-10-22T17:01:12-06:00October 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Asset Quality – How Maintenance Impacts Aircraft Value

This is a guest blog written by Tony Kioussis, President and CEO of Asset Insight LLC, on behalf of Charlie Bravo Aviation. Before finalizing their purchase offer, anyone considering the acquisition of an in-service aircraft will, if they are represented by an experienced broker such as Charlie Bravo Aviation, evaluate the maintenance condition of candidate [...]

By |2019-09-17T16:16:05-06:00September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

FAA, NBAA Urge Aircraft Owners to Equip ADS-B Out

The last time we mentioned 2020 ADS-B requirements, January 1, 2020 seemed like a long way away. Now, with only nine months remaining until the impending deadline, it’s closer than it seems, especially as most service centers and maintenance shops in the U.S. are at near-capacity ADS-B installation schedules through October of 2019. ADS-B equipage [...]

By |2019-03-25T17:24:34-06:00March 25th, 2019|2 Comments

Upgrading from an Embraer Legacy

This video interview is part of a series of interviews between Curt and René Banglesdorf, President and CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, respectively. To view all of the uploaded conversations, search “Curt and René” in our blog’s sidebar. "Embraer has become a bigger and bigger player in the last few years in the private jet [...]

By |2018-08-23T16:36:47-06:00August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Risks of Flying Single-Pilot

At Charlie Bravo Aviation, we often deal with clients that are both owners and operators, most of which seek single-pilot planes in order to make their trips more affordable and convenient. For all of the conveniences single-pilot planes offer, however, there are some risks worth considering. Following a blog we wrote about single-pilot planes with [...]

By |2019-09-16T10:55:42-06:00August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Evaluate an Aircraft

When it comes down to it, to accurately value an aircraft, you need access to the most recent sold figures for that particular model. You can evaluate an aircraft from top to bottom, but you simply have to know how it stacks up against what’s sold recently and what’s currently on the market to gauge [...]

By |2018-04-06T16:16:55-06:00April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Are You Ready for ADS-B?

We get it. The ADS-B Out mandate doesn’t go into effect for another two years, the upgrades are expensive, and for many owners, the upgrade is something that can wait. We have heard, however, that many owners and operators are putting it off in hopes that prices will drop when, in fact, the opposite is [...]

By |2018-02-14T17:29:24-06:00February 13th, 2018|1 Comment