Engine Maintenance Program Breakdown: GE Honda EMC, Williams International TAP Blue

GE Honda Aero Engines EMC With the introduction of the HondaJet, Honda also introduced engine programs for its HF120 engines, titled simply the GE Honda Engine Maintenance Care (EMC) program. In addition to their basic warranty, they offer EMCb and EMC2. Honda’s basic warranty covers parts and labor for unscheduled maintenance, labor for troubleshooting, and transportation [...]

By | 2017-07-31T14:46:33+00:00 July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Engine Maintenance Program Breakdown: Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce

Aircraft owners have lots of options when considering maintenance plans for their engines, APUs, airframes and other parts. Maintenance plans are offered by manufacturers and third-party organizations, each of which offers different levels of coverage. We'll be writing a series of blogs on what each plan offers, starting with Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls-Royce. [...]

By | 2017-07-20T09:09:05+00:00 July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

4 Aircraft Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost

Wi-Fi If your plane doesn’t already have Wi-Fi on it, it’s time to seriously consider adding it. In this day and age, many travelers can’t afford to be out of pocket during the work week. Not having access to the internet for a few hours during the middle of the day can turn into a [...]

By | 2017-04-20T11:16:24+00:00 April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Flying Private Options

In today’s aviation landscape, you have many options when you choose to fly private. Depending on your mission, some of those options may be more appropriate for you than others. In order to get the most bang for your buck, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right one.   On-Demand Charter The first [...]

By | 2017-03-09T16:43:04+00:00 March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

6 Ways to Ensure Your Plane is Charterable

Equip it with Wi-Fi With each passing year, having Wi-Fi on your plane becomes more and more important.  Today’s working environment requires many business leaders to be connected and available 24/7; some executives simply can’t afford to be out of pocket for hours at a time during the day. Equipping your plane with Wi-Fi ensures [...]

By | 2017-02-02T13:39:21+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

5 Things That Can Blow Up Aircraft Deals

Aircraft are complex machines, and the acquisition and sale of one can become equally complicated, if not handled appropriately. Below, we discuss five things we commonly see derail transactions on an aircraft. Lawyers – For the most part, they bill by the hour. If they spend more time on your transaction, you give them more [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:42:17+00:00 December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Selecting a New Interior for A Citation X

Depending on the age, total time, and the quality of maintenance a pre-owned aircraft has received, you may or may not need to replace its interior upon purchasing. René recently made the trip to West Star Aviation on behalf of one of our clients to assist in selecting an interior design for a soon-to-be purchased [...]

By | 2016-11-29T13:16:36+00:00 September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Should I Put My Jet on a Maintenance Program?

More than 40 years ago, Rolls-Royce introduced the first engine maintenance program. Today, the vast majority of business jets are enrolled in a maintenance program. For the uninitiated, an engine maintenance program is one that effectively allows you to budget for maintenance on a usage basis by requiring you to pay an hourly fee as you fly. [...]

By | 2016-12-09T16:36:10+00:00 May 18th, 2016|0 Comments
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