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 |2019-10-22T17:01:12-05:00October 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

The 5 Best Single-Pilot Planes Equipped with Garmin Avionics

Garmin is arguably the most popular provider of avionics systems in general aviation, and their options continue to improve from one year to the next. Some of the most popular single-pilot jets and turboprops are equipped with Garmin flight decks, including the G1000, G3000, and even Embraer’s Prodigy line of avionics systems based on Garmin [...]

By |2019-10-17T17:09:27-05:00October 15th, 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 |2019-09-17T16:16:05-05:00September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Niche Lending – Business Aviation (Part 3)

This blog is Part Three of a series called “Niche Lending – Business Aviation,” written by Shelley Svoren of First Republic Bank. Part One, which breaks down the global market for business aviation financing, is available here: Part 1 Part two, which goes into detail on risks financiers must consider before jumping into business aviation, [...]

By |2019-08-20T11:38:13-05:00August 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Niche Lending – Business Aviation (Part 2)

This blog is Part Two of a series called “Niche Lending – Business Aviation,” written by Shelley Svoren of First Republic Bank. Part One, which breaks down the global market for business aviation financing, is available here: Part 1 Financiers should acquaint themselves with a number of risks prior to entering into business aircraft transactions. [...]

By |2019-08-13T17:08:02-05:00August 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Niche Lending – Business Aviation (Part 1)

This is a guest post written by Shelley Svoren, Senior Business Banking Analyst and Industry Specialist at First Republic Bank. The world of private aviation splashed across all media forms evokes images of the glamorous life.  Comparatively, the New York Times’ “The History of Private Planes Is Less High Life and More Daily Grind - [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:59:51-05:00August 6th, 2019|2 Comments

The Insiders’ Guide Episode 3: Gulfstream G280 with Matthew Webb

In episode three, private aviation insider René Banglesdorf interviews corporate pilot Matthew Webb about the key features of the Gulfstream G280.  In this interesting interview, we learn about the stand-out features of the G280. Find out about its luggage capacity, aircraft performance, fuel consumption and much more!   About Matthew: Matthew Webb is an international pilot who [...]

By |2019-04-18T16:43:30-05:00April 18th, 2019|0 Comments

The Insiders’ Guide Episode 2: Bombardier Challenger 605 with Bill Bryant

In episode two, private aviation insider René Banglesdorf interviews experienced pilot Bill Bryant about the key features of the Bombardier Challenger 605.  In this engaging interview, we learn about the stand-out features of the 605. Find out about its key strengths, performance, maintenance and much more!   About Bill: Originally from Canada, Bill Bryant has over 12,000 [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:15:16-05:00April 11th, 2019|1 Comment

The Insiders’ Guide Ep: 1 – Cessna Citation CJ3 with Andrew Gratton

Private aviation insider René Banglesdorf interviews some of the world’s most interesting pilots and gets the scoop on aircraft they’ve mastered, including the aircraft’s operational strengths and weaknesses and their most thrilling experiences from the cockpit. In episode one, she speaks to Andrew Gratton, pilot, aviation consultant, founder Scandic Aviation and co-founder of Wingform on [...]

By |2019-04-09T14:50:05-05:00April 5th, 2019|1 Comment

Upgrading from a Citation Excel

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpJ7v6tjUPI Cessna's Citation Excel is one of our favorite private jets, especially for charter, but what's the [...]

By |2018-09-24T16:45:10-05:00September 18th, 2018|0 Comments