General Aviation Groups Urge DOT to Reopen Aircraft Registry for Essential Functions

In the midst of the United States’ federal government shutdown, general aviation leaders across the country are urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reopen the FAA’s United States Aircraft Registry. “Despite the current government shutdown, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and fellow GA groups argued that the U.S. Registry performs essential functions for [...]

By |2018-01-22T17:12:18-06:00January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Q1 2018 Market Update

As the Charlie Bravo research team gets ready to send out detailed market reports on more than 50 models of business aircraft, we’ve also prepared a high-level view of the market as a whole. The fourth quarter 2017 was surprisingly stronger than anticipated for many aircraft models we cover, considering that markets typically slow toward [...]

By |2018-01-18T11:01:11-06:00January 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Tax Reform: Naughty or Nice?

The House and Senate have both voted to pass major tax reform legislation, and are expected to send the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Bill”) to the president for his signature before Christmas. In the spirit of the holiday season in which it was passed, we’re “making a list and checking it twice.” The [...]

By |2017-12-21T16:51:22-06:00December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Maintenance Program Breakdown: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) is a third-party company that offers maintenance programs for more than 325 models of aircraft. They offer a number of different programs, covering engines, APUs and everything in between. JSSI programs include JSS1, Tip-to-Tail, Airframe, Engine, Unscheduled and APU. The availability of each program and their exact specifications depend on [...]

By |2017-08-02T10:16:15-06:00August 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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 |2017-07-31T14:46:33-06:00July 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 |2017-07-20T09:09:05-06:00July 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 |2017-04-20T11:16:24-06:00April 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 |2017-03-09T16:43:04-06:00March 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 |2017-02-02T13:39:21-06:00February 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 |2016-12-09T11:42:17-06:00December 9th, 2016|0 Comments