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Maintenance Rating

Asset Insight Offers Maintenance Rating Free of Charge

Individuals interested in acquiring or selling an aircraft will find this to be a particularly useful tool, allowing them to quickly evaluate and compare assets based on an aircraft’s most significant financial “wild card” – its maintenance condition.  The process for obtaining a Baseline Maintenance Rating is simple, the figure is generated online and at absolutely no cost to the user.

What's It REALLY Worth

You’ve made the financial commitment to sell and replace your aircraft. Then you receive an offer that is below your asking price. How do you justify its value?

Asset Insight Introduces Innovative Aircraft Grading System

Asset Insight, Inc. today announced its revolutionary system enabling buyers, sellers, financial services companies and other entities to accurately evaluate an aircraft&rsquo;s maintenance condition and thereby make&nbsp;</span><nobr style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;">better-informed</nobr><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;">&nbsp;buying and financing decisions.

Asset Insight Introduces Aircraft “For Sale” Grading Standard

Asset Insight , Inc. today announced its new service, the &quot;Comparable Industry Average Index&quot; (&quot;Comp Index&quot;) enabling aircraft buyers, sellers, and other interested entities to compare objectively the projected maintenance costs of any aircraft with the average cost of other similar make and model aircraft listed for sale

Asset Insight Market Viewpoint – Professional Pilot Magazine

A monthly market analysis of more than 1300 turbine aircraft listed &ldquo;for sale&rdquo; reveals an ongoing decline in used aircraft maintenance condition. In fact, year-to-date, the maintenance status of inservice aircraft has declined every month but one, reaching its lowest point in May.

Valuing an Aircraft's Maintenance Condition

An aircraft’s maintenance condition represents its greatest value “wild card” and a figure that can dramatically impact the asset’s value. The challenge—whether you are a buyer or a seller—is to correctly value the asset’s financial exposure based on its maintenance requirements.

Asset Insight Publishes 2014 Annual Asset Quality Market Report

The 2014 Year End Report analysis indicates that seller willingness to accept lower prices has improved overall jet aircraft sales figures. Turboprops have seen fewer trades in 2014 than 2013 due, in part, to heavily depressed pricing and seller unwillingness to accept even lower offers. On the other hand, one cannot fault buyers for seeking to take asset maintenance exposure into account, and we expect this inability to find middle ground to continue impacting trades.

Understanding How Maintenance Condition Influences Value

Maintenance condition is often an aircraft greatest value "wild card", holding the potential to shift an aircraft's value in either direction, sometimes substantively. Maintenance Equity represents the financial value of the remaining maintenance time on an aircraft's systems and components, while Maintenance Exposure measures the current value of the aircraft's accrued maintenance.


Maintenance Equity

Anyone acquiring an in-service aircraft will, at some point, evaluate the maintenance condition of candidate assets before finalizing their purchase offer. Maintenance condition is often an aircraft's greatest "wild card", and it is important to understand the aircraft's age is not the sole, or even the primary determinate of an aircraft's Maintenance Equity.


Supply & Demand - ProPilot

I was listening to an experienced, NARA-certified aircraft broker recently, who told me about how sellers unrealistically keep hoping to secure values they achieved during "the good old days," while prospective buyers continue to sit on the sidelines not wishing to overpay for aircraft whose prices appear to be continuously decreasing. After thinking about this market phenomenon, I concluded that both buyers and sellers need a reality check.


Asset Insight Releases Q1 2016 Pre-Owned Aircraft Market Report

This AI<sup>2</sup> Market Report evaluates 91 fixed wing aircraft models, totaling 1,919 aircraft listed "for sale" as of March 31, 2016. Overall, comparing Q1 2016 to Q1 2015, most indicators showed improvement – Asset Quality posted the best figure recorded to date; Maintenance Exposure improved substantially and is at its 12-month low; and, the ETP Ratio (Maintenance Exposure to Ask Price Ratio) improved to post the lowest figure since December 2014. However, quarter over quarter, the markets did experience mostly lower Ask Prices.

The Mod Squad - Business Aviation Advisor ~ Improve Safety and Value with After-Market Modifications

Business aircraft – manufactured to the same specifications as commercial airliners – are a good investment, built to last 20 to 30 years. When it comes time to upgrade your aircraft, you can buy new, or you can consider aftermarket modifications. During the past decade, the range of modification options has increased dramatically, including more powerful and/or efficient engines, advanced propeller designs, cameras to view the aircraft’s exterior while it is airborne, and performance enhancers, such as winglets, which are vertical extensions added to the tip of the aircraft wing, designed to reduce drag and increase aerodynamic efficiency.

Q3 2017 Final Report

Record Low Ask Prices Enticing Buyers - Sales Primarily Focused on Higher Quality Aircraft

Trading of high quality aircraft remains active, as savvy buyers seek to derive value due to historically low prices. Due to ongoing high inventory levels among older, remaining inventory aircraft, and sellers’ traditional Q4 desire to sell their aircraft prior to year-end, average values are expected to fall during Q4, according to Asset Insight’s Market Report (AI<sup>2</sup> Market Report) covering Q3.

2017 Demand Remained Stable, While Asking Prices Saw Significant Decline

At year-end 2017, market demand, across all segments of the business aircraft market, remained relatively unchanged from 2016, closing the year at just below average demand, according to Asset Insight’s quarterly Market Report. Buyers were the beneficiaries of a 22% decrease in asking prices during the past year, while our tracked inventory fleet ended 2017 in the “Very Good” Asset Quality range.