Aircraft Sales Update: Don Dwyer’s 2018 Reflections & 2018 Look Forward

In this video, Don Dwyer of Guardian Jet, LLC, the aircraft brokerage and consulting company, shares his 2018 reflections and what we can look forward to in 2019.

 

 

Here are some key learnings:

  • Aircraft activity has been high all year and is still up, despite stock market volatility
  • We’re seeing some bifurcation of the market where some newer aircraft models are increasing in value as much as 15%
  • First-time buyers are entering the market (from the fractional market) at unprecedented levels
  • Corporations are exercising their aircraft fleet planes, which have been on hold
  • Pre-owned sales activity is higher than OEM sales, but still a good time to buy new aircraft


Video Transcript:

Hi, I’m Don Dwyer from Guardian Jet. I want to talk today about 2018 and what we’ve seen in the marketplace. And then I’ll look toward the future a little bit into 2019.

 

2018 Reflections

So, 2018 — banner year for aviation sales. The resale transaction numbers were way up. It really started at the end of 2017, and rolled right through the beginning of the year with absolutely no slowdown in the first quarter. Actually, the markets picked up steam and continued all year.

We are, right now, experiencing some stock market volatility. And I will say that it’s slowed some decision making, but it hasn’t slowed the level of activity down. We’re still getting a lot of calls for airplanes. We still have a lot of activity across all the markets.

 

Aircraft Valuations

A couple of things we’ve noticed. On the valuation side of the business…there’s been a split in these markets, or a bifurcation in these markets, where the best airplanes are actually increasing in value. So, lowest time, newest vintage, great pedigree airplanes have actually increased in value–some as much as 15% this year. So that’s something we haven’t seen in some time. But it hasn’t been across the board.

I will say that almost every model has slowed in its residual value degradation—back to more historical levels (or what we’re used to in the past, that I can remember). But, the haven’t seen them all increasing. So older, the third or fourth iteration of an air frame, of a model, hasn’t been performing as well as what’s been built in the last 10 years. So we saw that happening on the valuation side.

 

First-Time Buyers

Another trend we saw this year was first-time buyers. A lot of first-time buyers. What I’m calling the first real wave—and a wave that I’ve been waiting for—the first real wave coming out of the fractional business, buying their own airplanes (buying whole airplanes).

The fractional business is over 40 years old now. And we’ve just never seen the kind of numbers of first-time buyers. And where they’re buying in the marketplace

You know, a fractional owner was introduced to aviation a lot different than what used to happen in the past. Better airplanes, better service.

So when they’re coming out and buying whole airplanes it’s not the smallest, cheapest thing they can buy. We’ve bought many, or at least a few, three-cabin zone airplanes for first-time buyers this year. So that’s something that we haven’t seen in the past. A real trend of first time buyers and buying good equipment.

 

Corporate Fleet Planning

Another thing we saw, and this happened later in the year, was that corporations are really thinking hard about replenishing the fleet. Multiple aircraft fleet owners are now exercising fleet plans that have been sort of on the shelf. This is a very positive change.

 

OEM Aircraft Sales

I will say that the activity in the used marketplace hasn’t completely translated over to the OEMs, to the new aircraft sales.

Aircraft pricing, I think, on new aircraft sales is still pretty good. It’s still a good time. Great value in the new marketplace. We’re feeling very good about our new purchases.

 

2019 Predictions

Let’s talk about 2019. I mentioned the volatility in the stock market, and what’s that mean. I’ve been asked a little bit about “should I wait until January or March to buy an airplane as the markets reprice?”

My feeling is that, historically, markets don’t reprice in the beginning of the year. Some airplanes in those markets do—probably the ones that were holding on for a high price that didn’t sell in the real strong activity of the fourth quarter. Now some of those owners might get a little more religion and reprice. But we don’t see market pricing dip down in January, February and March. We sometimes see less purchases because the fourth quarter is very strong. But, I’m not predicting that the markets are going to fall apart come January.

So we’re still very bullish. We’re still very active in both the sales side and acquisition side of the business.  And we think there’s more good to come. We’re watching it very closely. Of course, this is so driven by the economy. That’s a bigger question for somebody that lives in that world. On the airplane side, we’re still busy and we’re still going.

 

A Final Note: Thank You

One final thing. It was just a great year here at Guardian Jet. We added quite a bit to our business. We added researchers. We added another maintenance person—a Director of Maintenance. We added sales people in the field. Our internal sales team grew. So, we’re up to about 30 people now. We’re really excited. It’s been a great year.

Thank you to all of our customers (and anybody thinking about working with us). We’re looking forward to a great 2019, and have a great holiday!

 

 

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Jet For Sale: 2000 Cessna Citation Excel, Serial No. 5101

Cessna Citation Excel for sale by Guardian Jet - serial no 5101 - interior

Guardian Jet is pleased to represent for sale a 2000 Citation Excel (Serial Number 5101).

Accommodating up to eight passengers, this midsize business jet is a great, reliable aircraft that will get you from Los Angeles to New Orleans, or from Chicago to San Diego.

Other notable features of the aircraft:

  • Airframe enrolled on Cessna ProParts
  • Engines enrolled on ESP Silver Lite
  • Gogo Biz Avance L3 Broadband Internet
  • Recent engine overhaul
  • Recently refurbished interior
  • Recent Doc 15 (144-Month) inspection
  • Previously operated FAR Part 135
  • No known damage history
  • Painted Matterhorn White with gold and green stripes

This well-maintained aircraft is available for immediate purchase, and priced at $3,100,000.

 Cessna Citation Excel for sale by Guardian Jet - serial no 5101 - interior

INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS

This executive configuration features a two-place side-facing couch, a four-person club seating arrangement with two side ledge tables, and two aft club seats with individual slimline stowable tables.

A lavatory in the aft cabin features an externally serviced toilet. A forward refreshment center provides a heated liquid container, wine bottle storage, divided ice drawer, trash container, pull-out work surface and space for miscellaneous storage.

 

Cessna Citation Excel for sale by Guardian Jet - serial no 5101 - flight deck avionics

AVIONICS HIGHLIGHTS

The jet’s avionics feature the following, among other highlights:

AVIONICS: Honeywell Primus II 3-Tube EFIS

AUTOMATIC DIRECTION FINDER: Honeywell DF-850 ADF

COMMUNICATIONS: Dual Honeywell TR-833 Comm Transceiver with 8.33 kHz Spacing

COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER: Fairchild A200S Cockpit Voice Recorder

DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT: Dual Honeywell DM-850 DMEs

EMERGENCY LOCATOR TRANSMITTER: Artex 110-4 ELT

FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM and GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM: Dual Universal UNS-1CSP+

HIGH FREQUENCY RADIO: Honeywell KHF-950 HF Radio

NAVIGATION RADIO: Dual Honeywell NV-850 Nav Receivers

RADIO ALTIMETER: Honeywell ALT-55 Radio Altimeter

RADIO MANAGEMENT UNITS: Dual Honeywell RM-850 RMUs

STAND-BY FLIGHT DISPLAY: Meggitt Standby HSI Flight Display

TERRAIN AWARENESS WARNING SYSTEM: Universal TAWS A with Bank Limits and Minimums

TRAFFIC COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM: Honeywell TCAS 2000 TCAS II with Change 7.0

TRANSPONDER: Dual XS-852 Transponders with Mode S

WEATHER RADAR: Honeywell WU-880 Weather Radar Transceiver

 

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT 

  • Cockpit speaker mute switch
  • Dual 110VAC electrical outlets in the cockpit
  • 76 cu-ft. oxygen bottle
  • Universal UNS-1 UniLink with Uplink
  • 43 amp/hr. SAFT Nicad battery
  • Single point refueling
  • Pilot and co-pilot oxygen mask
  • Externally serviced lavatory

 

 

 

MAINTENANCE & INSPECTIONS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aircraft maintained per Chapter 5
  • Aircraft enrolled on CESCOM
  • Recent Doc 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 15 inspections

 

Cessna Citation Excel for sale by Guardian Jet - serial no 5101

 

ABOUT THE CITATION EXCEL

Powered by two Pratt & Whitney engines, the Citation Excel was built by the Cessna Aircraft Company, based in Wichita, Kansas. It has a published range of 2,138 nautical miles (3,441 km).

With the success of Cessna’s high-end Citation VII, the manufacturer saw a market for an aircraft with the Citation X’s features, but aimed at a more traditional market, where it would chiefly compete with twin-turboprop aircraft.

To produce the Excel, Cessna took the Citation X’s wide, stand-up cabin fuselage, shortened it to about 21 feet (6.4 m) and mated it with an upswept wing that makes use of a supercritical airfoil (based on the Citation V Ultra’s wing), and the tail from the Citation V.

To power the aircraft, Cessna chose the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500 turbofan. The Excel has the roomiest cabin in its class of light corporate jets, and typically seats six to eight in a corporate configuration, while being flown by a crew of two.

 

TO LEARN MORE . . .

Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this opportunity to own this 2000 Cessna Citation Excel aircraft.

For more information about serial number 5101, please contact Guardian Jet at 1-203-453-0800, email us, and/or download the aircraft specifications brochure.

 

 

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Aircraft for Sale: Dassault Falcon 2000, Serial No. 161

Dassault Falcon 2000, serial no 161 N411YF

This beautiful, 2001 Falcon 2000 represents a terrific opportunity for a buyer seeking a top-quality aircraft.

A 10-passenger business jet, the Falcon 2000’s interior features a forward, four-place club with folding tables and an aft four-place conference table across from two club seats.

Dassault Falcon 2000 N411YF s/n 161, photographed on March 28, 2018 at KSJC for Guardian jet.

Offered at $5,995,000, a few highlights of S/N 161 include:

  • 2C and Gear Overhaul in 2014
  • Engines on Honeywell MSP Gold
  • APU on Honeywell MSP
  • LED Nav and Taxi Lights
  • HUD
  • ADS-B Out Version 2
  • Transitioned to new Falcon Inspection Program

Additionally, the aircraft:

  • Is equipped with a forward galley, an aft lavatory and a crew seat in the cockpit.
  • Was repainted In Matterhorn White with blue and red stripes in 2012, by Dassault Falcon Jet
  • Had its cockpit seats refurbished, and its galley and cabin carpet replaced by DFJ in March 2014

Dassault Falcon 2000 N411YF s/n 161, photographed on March 28, 2018 at KSJC for Guardian jet.

Avionics

Features and highlights of the avionics suite include:

AIR DATA COMPUTER: Dual Collins ADC-850 Air Data Computer

AUTOMATIC DIRECTION FINDER: Dual Collins ADF-462 Modules

COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER: Honeywell CVR (120 minutes)

COMMUNICATIONS: Dual Collins VHF-422C VHF Transceivers

DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT: Dual Collins DME-422 DME Modules

EMERGENCY LOCATOR TRANSMITTER: 3-Frequency 96 ELT

ENHANCED GROUND PROXIMITY WARNING SYSTEM: Honeywell Mark V EGPWS

FLIGHT DATA RECORDER: Honeywell Digital Flight Data Recorder (32 Parameters)

FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: Dual Collins FMC-6100

HEADS UP DISPLAY: Rockwell Collins Head-Up Guidance System

HIGH FREQUENCY: Dual Collins HF-9034A HF Transceiver

INERTIAL REFERENCE SYSTEM: Triple Honeywell HG2001GD03 Inertial Reference Units

NAVIGATION: Dual Collins VIR-432 Navigation Modules

RADIO ALTIMETER: Dual Collins ALT-55B Radio Altimeter

TRAFFIC ALERT & COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM: Collins TTR-4000 TCAS with Change 7.1

TRANSPONDER: Dual Collins TDR-94D Transponders with ADS-B Out

WEATHER RADAR: Collins RTA-858 Weather Radar

Dassault Falcon 2000 N411YF s/n 161, photographed on March 28, 2018 at KSJC for Guardian jet.

Maintenance Programs & Inspections

Regarding this Falcon 2000’s maintenance status, following are a few of the highlights:

  • Engines enrolled on MSP Gold
  • APU enrolled on Honeywell MSP
  • CAMP Maintenance Tracking Program
  • Dry Bay Mod completed 08/2012 (Ref. SB F2000-358)
  • 2C Inspection Completed at DAS Reno, NV
  • Gear Overhaul Completed in March 2014
  • Transitioned to 12 Month/800 Hour, 24 Month/1600 Hour Inspection Interval

Dassault Falcon 2000 N411YF s/n 161, photographed on March 28, 2018 at KSJC for Guardian jet.

Communications & Entertainment Highlights

The aircraft features a full complement of communications and entertainment, including:

  • Satcom Aero I
  • Aircell ATG 5000 with WiFi access
  • Three handsets – One in cockpit and two in cabin
  • Baker Cabin Management System
  • Airshow 500
  • 13-inch LCD Bulkhead Monitor
  • Three Plug-in Monitors

Dassault Falcon 2000 N411YF s/n 161, photographed on March 28, 2018 at KSJC for Guardian jet.

Dassault Falcon 2000 N411YF s/n 161, photographed on March 28, 2018 at KSJC for Guardian jet.

Capabilities of this Falcon 2000

The capabilities of serial no. 161 feature:

  • RNP-10
  • BRNAV
  • VNAV
  • MNPS
  • 8.33 Spacing
  • RVSM
  • TCAS 7.1
  • ADS-B
  • EGPWS

 

Dassault Falcon 2000 N411YF s/n 161, photographed on March 28, 2018 at KSJC for Guardian jet.

For more information

To schedule a private showing of this Dassault Falcon 2000 aircraft, please email us or call Guardian Jet at +1-203-453-0800. You may view more images and specification details on our website.

 

Dassault Falcon 2000 N411YF s/n 161, photographed on March 28, 2018 at KSJC for Guardian jet.

 

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Bench Strength: Why Experience Matters

At Guardian Jet, one of our key differentiators is what we like to think of as our bench strength. We have 26 employees and only six of those are out in the field, getting new business.

The other 20 are helping those six really make sure their customers have a flawless transaction and experience with Guardian Jet.

In those 26 employees, we have:

  • 15 aircraft type ratings
  • 9 graduate business degrees
  • 3 Certified Public Accountants
  • Research staff
  • Director of technical services
  • Director of maintenance

 

So when we go do your aircraft transaction, that whole team is working with you. So you’re not just hiring one broker, you’re hiring a team of 26 people who will really help you have the best experience possible.

We think it’s critical to have a team of players — from operations and technical support to marketing and sales — who can take the reins in any situation, in order to ensure continuity and effectiveness.

Thanks to our experienced, cross-functional team, we can adapt quickly to changing customer and/or market needs.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ~ Charles Darwin

 

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For Sale: Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy, Serial No. 125

Dassault-Falcon-900EX-EASy-exterior

 

Are you in the market for an outstanding Falcon 900EX EASy? If so, you’ll be impressed with serial number 125. Offered at $13,250,000, this jet will be available for pre-buy in early December 2018.

 

Highlights of the Falcon 900EX EASy

With just one Fortune 100 owner since delivery in 2004, this 900EX EASy is immaculate.

The executive interior features a forward-cabin, four-club-chair arrangement, with two foldout executive tables. In the mid cabin is a four-person conference area with adjustable-height, folding conference table opposite a cabin credenza. The aft cabin has a single forward-facing club chair adjacent to a three-place divan.

 

aft divan

 

Other amenities include a forward galley, storage, closet and entertainment areas, aft closet, aft passenger lavatory with electric flushing toilet and a jump seat in the cockpit (certified for takeoff and landing).

This aircraft’s current interior was refurbished at West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, Colorado, in August of 2016.

 Falcon 900EX EASy interior

 

Features include:

  • FANS 1/A & ADS-B Out Version 2
  • Engines and APU enrolled on Honeywell MSP Gold
  • Avionics enrolled on HAPP
  • Ovation Select Media Interface Unit (Video On-Demand)
  • Swift Broadband
  • Auto throttles
  • HUD
  • Total time: 7199.3 hours (as of May 9, 2018)
  • Total landings: 2796
  • Honeywell TFE731-60 engines

avionics - Falcon 900EX EASy

 

Avionics

Features and highlights of the Falcon 900EX’s avionics suite include:

  • AIR DATA COMPUTER: Honeywell AZ-200 Air Data Modules
  • AUTOMATIC DIRECTION FINDER: Dual Honeywell DF-855
  • AUTOTHROTTLES: Honeywell EASy System
  • COCKPIT PRINTER: Miltope TP-4840
  • COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER: Honeywell AACVR
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Triple Honeywell TR-866B
  • DIGITAL CLOCK: Dual Davtron Digital Clocks
  • DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT: Dual Honeywell DB-855 DME
  • ELECTRONIC FLIGHT INSTRUMENT SYSTEM: Honeywell EASy System
  • EMERGENCY LOCATOR TRANSMITTER: ELTA ADT 406 with Nav interface
  • FLIGHT DATA RECORDER: Honeywell SSFDR
  • FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: Triple Honeywell EASy FMS
  • GLOBAL POSITIONING: Dual Honeywell GPS-90X
  • HEADS UP DISPLAY: Flight Dynamics HGS-4860
  • HIGH FREQUENCY RADIO: Dual Collins HF-9000
  • LONG RANGE NAVIGATION: Triple Honeywell LASEREF V
  • NAVIGATION: Dual Honeywell NV-875A
  • RADIO ALTIMETER: Dual Honeywell AA-300 Radio Altimeters
  • TRAFFIC COLLISION ALERT AND AVOIDANCE SYSTEM: TCAS 2000 with Change 7.1
  • STANDBY ATTITUDE INDICATOR: Meggitt MK2
  • TERRAIN AWARENESS and WARNING SYSTEM: Honeywell EASy TAWS System
  • TRANSPONDER: Dual Honeywell XS-857A Transponders with ADS-B(Out)
  • WEATHER RADAR: Honeywell Primus 880 Weather Radar

 

 

Maintenance & Inspections

As to the 900EX EASy’s maintenance status, following are a few of the highlights:

  • In Service Date: December 31, 2005
  • Airframe maintained per Chapter 5
  • Engines maintained per Time & Calendar Inspection Program
  • Engines and APU on Honeywell MSP Gold
  • Avionics enrolled on HAPP

A C-Check inspection was last completed in August, 2016, and a gear overhaul in June, 2016.

Entertainment System

The aircraft’s entertainment system is top-rated, and includes the following highlights:

  • Ovation Select System (video on-demand) with touchscreen control in the auxiliary galley
  • Dual CD/DVD players
  • Six plug-in monitor receptacles and four 7-inch Rosen plug-in monitors
  • 20-inch LCD forward L/H and R/H bulkhead monitors

communications Falcon 900EX EASy

Communications

The aircraft’s many communication/information system features include:

  • Honeywell MCS 7147 Swift Broadband
  • Satcom AeroH+ Aviator 700D satellite phone system
  • Four wired handsets

lavatorygalley kitchen Falcon 900EX EASy

 

For more information

To schedule a private showing of this Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy aircraft, please email us or call Guardian Jet at +1-203-453-0800. You may view more images and details on our website, or download a PDF of the aircraft specifications sheet.

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Three Things You Need When Choosing an Aircraft Broker

In this short video, Guardian Jet’s Mike Dwyer explains the three things you need to pick the right broker.

Watch the video above or read the transcript:

Following are the three reasons to hire or to pick your broker:

One is trust. This is an aircraft; it is a very specialized, technical, expensive product that probably the buyer and seller don’t have a lot of expertise in (like their core business). So you just have to trust the person… he has to be trustworthy him and his firm.

Second is competence. Of course, you want to make sure that the person trading for you has a lot of experience in the category and class of asset. (It never hurts to have a little gray hair in your temples).

So if you take as a given that you trust a competent broker, the next thing you want to look at very closely is their resources.  This is very much a dynamic market business and information business so you want to make sure that you have that information in it very distilled into a very understandable format. It’s no mystery that we work for the smartest people on the planet, giving them the right information to make a great confident decision. The asset management goes a little deeper. Now that’s the life-cycle of the airplane. Buying it, operating it, disposing of it and also looking at the next replacement. In fact, that’s where we call it an ongoing asset management process. It’s kind of the key to what we do at Guardian jet.

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Robert Garrymore Joins Guardian Jet Executive Team

Robert Garrymore - Bobby GGUILFORD, Conn. – September 26, 2018 –Guardian Jet (guardianjet.com), the Guilford, Connecticut-based business aviation consulting and brokerage firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Garrymore to Vice President-South Central. A highly regarded business and general aviation veteran, Garrymore, in his new position, is leading Guardian Jet aircraft sales in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico.

In his role, Garrymore is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with Guardian Jet’s brokerage and consulting clients at the senior-most levels of corporate flight departments and family offices. He also manages vendor relationships and alliances to expand the company’s client base.

Mike Dwyer, Managing Partner of Guardian Jet, is delighted that Garrymore has joined the company. “Bobby G. is a great boost for Guardian Jet!” he said. “He brings us industry leadership at the highest level, and his experience with both corporate flight departments and high-net-worth customers is second to none. The other reason we’re so fortunate to have Bobby is his talent as a builder of great cultures. He certainly shares our DNA of putting the client first.”

Previously, Garrymore served as President of the Corporate Sales division for Wheels Up. Prior to that, he was President of Executive Jet Management (EJM), a subsidiary of NetJets (a Berkshire Hathaway Company). In addition to his executive role at EJM, Garrymore served in a variety of positions during 15 years at NetJets, including roles in management, sales and operations.

Speaking about his new job, Garrymore said, “I feel privileged and honored to be among such smart, dynamic, dedicated and caring people as I am here at Guardian Jet. It says a lot that in spite of the incredible pressure that comes with the growth and success Guardian Jet has achieved, the company and its employees remain committed to a ‘client-centric’ mission that sets them apart from other companies. I’m eager and excited to help in any way I can to continue this company’s leadership and momentum in the industry.”

In addition to his extensive aviation industry background, Garrymore holds a BA degree from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. He is a commercially rated pilot and former certified flight instructor.

 

About Guardian Jet

Founded in 2002, Guardian Jet, LLC, offers business aviation brokerage, consulting and oversight services for thousands of clients worldwide. The company distinguishes itself with its focus on integrity and industry expertise, and by consistently providing business value to clients. Guardian Jet’s core mission has always been to earn the right to buy and sell aircraft on behalf of its clientele by providing great consulting advice, market intelligence and flawless execution. For more information, visit guardianjet.com.

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How do I know when I’m ready to buy a jet?

It happens to be a great question.

After all, knowing whether or not you’re mentally ready to make that move is half the battle.

The other half is purely financial. Then it’s all about the numbers.

 

Is Aircraft Ownership Right for You?

With the foregoing in mind, when is someone ready to buy a private jet outright?

At Guardian Jet, we tell prospective airplane owners that it usually makes the most sense when they’re flying between 150-300 hours a year on a fractional or chartered jet.

At that level of flying, owning an aircraft outright is actually much more affordable on a cost per hour than fractional and charter travel.

There are many benefits of owning a private jet. Chief among them:

  • Very low variable cost
  • High residual value
  • Personalized crew selection
  • High levels of customer service
  • Customization of crew and maintenance

One particular benefit of charter is that you only pay for what you use. But, at high levels of usage, you might need more than one vendor to accomplish your goal. That’s because with charter flying (compared to whole ownership) there’s often less control over charter aircraft availability and service delivery.

And with fractional, there are numerous benefits, such has availability and red-carpet customer service. However, if you’re a frequent flier, it can be very costly. One reason fractional travel can be expensive is because of the one-way pricing on all trips, meaning that there are no “deadheads” or repositioning fees. Plus, the high usage causes greater depreciation loss for the owners.

 

Which Jet is Right for You?

In the past, a light jet was the entry point into whole ownership, but now we’re seeing that super-midsize and midsize aircraft—such as Challenger 300s and Gulfstream G200s—are more popular for first-time jet owners.

Why? It’s primarily due to pre-owned pricing.

To get a feel for current pricing and availability, you can view our current aircraft inventory online.

 

Are You Ready?

It’s a good question that only you can answer.

But to help you make that important decision, our consulting team is ready to help you do a deep dive into the operational costs.

Rather quickly, we can show you the pros and cons of operating your own aircraft—and whether it makes sense to have your own flight department or start out with an aircraft management company.

It’s definitely worth your while to consult with us at Guardian Jet to help you decide whether—and when—it makes sense to purchase a jet.

Call us today at 1-203-453-0800 so we can discuss your specific needs.

 

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How to Monetize Your Aircraft Maintenance

In this brief video, Guardian Jet’s Managing Partner Mike Dwyer explains how to monetize your aircraft maintenance over the ownership lifecycle.

 At Guardian Jet, we look at monetizing maintenance and understanding the cost of ownership and the cost of the maintenance as relative to the cost of the airplane.

In a brand-new airplane that costs $50 million in warranty, it’s very insignificant. It becomes very significant in an older aircraft that’s worth $2-5 million. There’s tremendous value in the airframe, but you could have $1-2 million in the next 3-5 years of maintenance that’s coming due. So that’s when we really want to understand it the best.

Certainly, engine programs or self-insuring on the engine overhaul will be the biggest component. But regulatory compliance, future upgrades, and enhancements to the airplane become extremely important when trying to understand how to monetize the maintenance and put that into the lifecycle cost.

If you looked at over a 15-year period, the first 5 years of maintenance would be very flat. The next five years would start to have a relatively shallow incline. And then from 8-15 years, it starts to get “lumpy.” Sorry, that’s not a very sophisticated term, but it’s exactly what happens.

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FOR SALE: 2015 Gulfstream G280 – Serial No. 2074

Gulfstream G280 serial number 2074 - Guardian Jet - exterior dusk

 

Guardian Jet is pleased to represent for sale this beautiful Gulfstream G280 (serial number 2074). Accommodating up to nine passengers, this impeccably maintained, one-owner aircraft is based in Texas.

 

Gulfstream G280 -Guardian Jet interior 2

 

It offers, among many other features, Head-up Display, an Enhanced Vision System and a Synthetic Vision System. Also, the engines and Auxiliary Power Unit are enrolled in a Honeywell Maintenance Service Plan.

The G280 sleeps up to five passengers, has a max operating speed of 0.85 (Mach), a takeoff weight of 39,600 lbs. and a maximum cruise altitude of 45,000 feet.

With an asking price of $17,995,000, this exceptional aircraft represents one of the best values available in the jet marketplace today.

 

Gulfstream G280 serial number 2074 - Guardian Jet - interior

 

OVERALL G280 HIGHLIGHTS

Since its release in 2012, the Gulfstream G280 is has established itself as the super-midsize class leader in performance and economy. For one thing, the G280 boasts a newly designed long, sleek wing and high-thrust engines that increased range and speed. Yet its fuel economy is so well maximized that the aircraft offers best-in-class fuel efficiency.

Engineered along the lines of the Gulfstream G550, the G280 is one of the most versatile aircraft flying today. The wing needs no leading-edge devices to aid low-speed maneuverability. Instead, subtle contours along a highly swept, smooth wing reduce drag and enhance lift.

Once airborne, the G280 can stay there longer than any aircraft in its class, flying eight hours nonstop at Mach 0.80. It’s capable of taking off in New York and reaching Milan or Lima, Peru. Or, from London, it can connect with Dubai or Montreal, Canada.

Other highlights of the G280 include its PlaneView280 flight deck, which incorporates state-of-the-art flight and navigation systems, while its auto-throttle and auto-braking features set new standards for aircraft control and handling.

With its release, the Gulfstream G280 performed so powerfully and aerodynamically that it essentially redefined the performance and capabilities of super-midsize business aircraft.

Gulfstream G280 -Guardian Jet galley

 

INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS

The Gulfstream G280’s beautiful nine-passenger cabin features a four-club seat configuration with two-fold-out tables in the forward cabin. The aft cabin features a three-place divan across from two club seats with a fold-out table. In addition, the aircraft has a forward galley, aft lavatory and a jump seat in the cockpit.

The forward galley offers, among other features, a coffee maker and microwave oven.

 Gulfstream G280 -Guardian Jet interior - LED lighting

 

OTHER EQUIPMENT 

  • 115VAC 60Hz Electrical Outlets
  • LED Cabin Lighting

 Gulfstream G280 -Guardian Jet interior engine

 

MAINTENANCE HIGHLIGHTS

The following are among the Gulfstream G280 S/N 2074’s maintenance highlights:

  • Chapter 5 Maintenance Program
  • Maintenance Tracking by Gulfstream Computerized Maintenance Program (CMP)
  • Engines and APU enrolled on Honeywell MSP
  • 12-month and 36-month inspections scheduled for September 2018

 

Gulfstream G280 serial number 2074 - Guardian Jet - flight deck - avionics

 

AVIONICS HIGHLIGHTS

The jet’s avionics highlights include the following, among other features:

  • AIR DATA COMPUTER: Dual Rockwell Collins ADC-3010 Air Data Computers
  • COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER: Multi-Purpose CVR/FDR
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Triple Rockwell Collins VHF-400 VHF Transceivers
  • DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT: Dual Rockwell Collins DME-4000 Distance Measuring Equipment
  • EMERGENCY LOCATOR TRANSMITTER: Artex C406-N ELT
  • ENHANCED VISION SYSTEM: Kollsman EVS System
  • GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM: Dual Rockwell Collins GPS-4000S Global Positioning System
  • GRAPHICAL WEATHER: XM Satellite Weather
  • HEADS UP DISPLAY: Rockwell Collins HCA-1500 HUD System
  • HIGH FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION: Dual Rockwell Collins HF-9031A HF Transceivers
  • INERTIAL REFERENCE SYSTEM: Dual Honeywell Laseref VI Micro Inertial Reference Unit
  • NAVIGATION: Rockwell Collins NAV-4000 and NAV-4500 VOR/ILS/ADF/MB Navigation Receiver
  • RADAR: Rockwell Collins RTA-4118 Weather Radar
  • RADIO ALTIMETER: Single Rockwell Collins ALT-4000 Radio Altimeter
  • SYNTHETIC VISION SYSTEM: Rockwell Collins SVM-6110 Synthetic Vision System
  • TERRAIN AWARENESS WARNING SYSTEM: Rockwell Collins Integrated TAWS System
  • TRAFFIC COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM: Rockwell Collins TSS-4100 TCAS
  • TRANSPONDER: Rockwell Collins Transponder with ADS-B Out

 

COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS

The aircraft’s array of communications and entertainment features include the following:

 

Gulfstream G280 -Guardian Jet communications

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Aircell ATG 5000 (Go-Go Biz) High-Speed Internet Broadband System
  • Aircell Axxess II Iridium satellite phone system with three handsets (one is wired in both the cockpit and cabin, and one is wireless)

 Gulfstream G280 -Guardian Jet entertainment

 

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Gulfstream Cabin Management System
  • Forward Cabin 19” High-definition (HD) Monitor
  • Aft Cabin 19” HD Monitor
  • 7” Galley Touchscreen
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • Aerial View Tail Camera

 

Gulfstream G280 -Guardian Jet lavatory

 

TO LEARN MORE . . .

Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind opportunity to own this beautifully maintained aircraft.

For more information about the Gulfstream G280, please call Guardian Jet at 1-203-453-0800, contact us online, and/or download the aircraft specifications brochure.

 

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