Guardian Jet’s Managing Partner Don Dwyer was interviewed by Charles Alcock, Editor of AINTV, in this video feature called “Bizjet Builders Unveil Latest Models at 2016 NBAA Show”
Click here to watch the full video–or read the transcript below.
Transcript from 03:22
Charles Alcock, AINTV:
“The NBAA show is also about marketing pre-owned aircraft with leading brokers flocking to the static display to show off their customers’ assets.
Some say trading conditions have been tough lately, but brokers here in Orlando are choosing to look on the bright side.”
Don Dwyer, Managing Partner, Guardian Jet:
“You know, everyone talks about the challenging marketplace, but what they forget is that there’s a tremendous amount of activity. So, clearly pricing is fueling the activities. And pricing is not what people want it to be.
But, the business as a whole is pretty robust. Flying hours are up. We’re seeing activity up.
We actually called this year a little differently. We thought it would be a very fast start and then slow down as the election sort of “mired” people in their decision-making.
But it’s quite the opposite. We were a little bit slow in the first couple of months of the year, and then it took off. We’ve been very active ever since.
One of the things we’re doing right now–we’re not just here selling airplanes (although that’s our primary focus)–but we’re buying a lot of aircraft right now.”