Marketing Your Aircraft for Export

One of the biggest perceived barriers to aircraft sales is the export or import question. Even we get a bit jumpy when fetching a US registered aircraft to import to Canada, Europe, or better yet, The Republic of Botswana.  But here’s the thing – if you want to sell your aircraft in a timely fashion for the right price, it is best to think beyond your borders. It’s a global market and the current trend and demand is to buy in the US and sell abroad for a host of reasons. Continue reading Marketing Your Aircraft for Export

Hawker 400XP / Beechjet 2012 Aircraft Review

We last took a look at the Beechjet aka Hawker 400XP in 2009. The smart move would have been (if you were buying in 2009, which in all fairness, seemed like a good time to buy…) to go with an early 1990s vintage Beechjet 400A.  Then, at least, you’d be the winner of the least depreciation contest – a mere 25%.  But we come bearing good news. Continue reading Hawker 400XP / Beechjet 2012 Aircraft Review

Hawker Files, XPR program not at risk.

The reason why the XPR program is worth noting is that reshaping the company from one that cranked out a lot of good stuff, to one that gives new life to the old good stuff is a trend.  We are looking at the the bellwether of what the future of private jet stuff might look like.  The world is full of great (low time) Learjet and Beechjet fuselages.  There are many more under utilized airframes than there are buyers, and as prices fall, the smart seller needs to have a good reason to command more money from the sophisticated buyer. Continue reading Hawker Files, XPR program not at risk.