Category Archives: Fleet Planning

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

Are you ready to buy a jet? Rather quickly, our team at Guardian Jet can show you the pros and cons of operating your own aircraft. Read more about the benefits of owning a jet. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Wheels Up Visits Guardian Jet

VISIT GUARDIAN JET VIDEO SERIES: Managing Partner Don Dwyer welcomes two executives from the membership-based private aviation company, Wheels Up: Henry Schachar and Sean McGeough. Continue reading

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The Importance of an Aircraft Market Analysis: G550 Review

In this 4-minute video, Doc Dwyer explains why an aircraft market analysis is important when buying or selling your airplane. In particular, he gives you an in-depth look at the Gulfstream G550 market, and shares why you track and analyze all the details in a market to truly understand what’s going on. Continue reading

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Best Way to Buy an Aircraft: Cash vs Lease vs Financing

What’s the best way to buy an aircraft? Guardian Jet’s Don Dwyer explains the pros and cons of a cash vs. lease vs. finance deal. And, he breaks down the numbers using a real-world example. Learn more. Continue reading

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The Economics of Aircraft Valuation, Part II

In Part I of this two-part series on aircraft vaultion, we posed questions to help you pinpoint some of the critical factors to help you confidently valuate your aircraft. Next up, we’ll delve deeper into the economics. Continue reading

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Business Jet Valuation, Part I: What’s my Airplane Worth?

Are you getting ready to sell your business jet? If so, how do you determine what your current aircraft should be priced at? In other words, how do you effectively calculate your business jet’s value? Here’s what Mike Mikolay has to say. Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of an Airplane Engine Program

A question we get asked often at Guardian Jet is, “Should I enroll my airplane on an engine program?” What our customers mean when they ask this question is, “How does an engine program affect my airplane’s resale value?” Watch Doc Dwyer’s explanation in this short video. Continue reading

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What is Asset Management and Fleet Planning?

In this blog, Guardian Jet’s Doc Dwyer answers the question, “What is Asset Management and Fleet Planning?” Continue reading

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The CJI Interview – Don Dwyer, Guardian Jet

During NBAA17 in Las Vegas, Alud Davies of Corporate Jet Investor interviewed Don Dywer, Managing Partner at Guardian Jet, about the state of the pre-owned aircraft market. Watch the full CJI Interview video on YouTube or read the transcript below: … Continue reading

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