Category Archives: Business Aviation

Everything You Need to Know About Selling Your Jet

Selling your jet is no simple matter; doing it effectively and at the right price takes research, strategic planning and, not least, the right broker. Continue reading

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In Aircraft Sales is it Better to Buy New or Used?

As residual values fall, selling new aircraft becomes a more difficult job for the OEMs. But what is a challenge for them can be opportunistic for the buyer. Continue reading

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The Rise of the Business Aviation Professional

Aviation directors of the past were primarily pilots that flew a mission. Today’s aviation leaders need to speak the language of business and aviation. Continue reading

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CJI17 London: The State of the Aircraft Brokerage Business

At the 2017 Corporate Jet Investors London conference, Guardian Jet’s Managing Partner Don Dwyer talked about the current state of the aircraft brokerage business. Watch the video. Continue reading

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Guardian Jet’s Don Dwyer on AINTV

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 … Continue reading

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How Engine Programs Affect Resale

One of the most common questions we get at Guardian Jet is “should I enroll my airplane on an engine program?”  The majority of the time this question has to do with the resale of an aircraft.  Will it sell … Continue reading

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The Treasury Function Belongs in Fleet Planning

The purpose of this article is to encourage the idea of syncing how your company views capital expense to your fleet plan.Treasury belongs in fleet planning because it yields a more nimble, valuable asset (your airplane) which can result in … Continue reading

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G550/G450 Pre-Owned Market Update

Overview The Gulfstream G550 and G450 markets are both very active markets.  The pre-owned markets are being directly affected by Gulfstream’s pricing of new aircraft.  Right now Gulfstream has between four and five quarters of backlog in the G550 and … Continue reading

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How Long Should I Own My Airplane

I’ve always found it interesting that there is no industry accepted standard for how often you should replace your aircraft. If I asked 10 operators I might get 5 different answers ranging from 5 years to 15 years or longer. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Regional Aviation Groups

While the National Business Aviation Association promotes business aviation at the national and federal level, it is up to regional aviation groups to play this role at the state and local level. Since the business aviation industry, federally and locally, seems to … Continue reading

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