Aircraft Appraisal

What is Appraisal Review? (and why it's important)

What is Appraisal Review? (and why it's important)

Appraisers provide critical valuations across every industry. What are the safeguards against erroneous reports? Who is keeping the industry in check? Let’s explore the behind-the-scenes truth of the appraisal practice and what it takes to be an appraisal reviewer.

Graveyards, Hotels, & Bars - The Truth Behind Aircraft Retirement

Graveyards, Hotels, & Bars - The Truth Behind Aircraft Retirement

Retiring an aircraft out of service is a complicated decision, but for some, it’s a welcome moment. Let’s take a look at some of the most impressive uses for aircraft that have left the sky for good.

Driving Forces Behind Aircraft Retirement

Driving Forces Behind Aircraft Retirement

Aircraft frequently outlive the manufacturer life estimates, sometimes by multiple decades. This is great news for owners and operators who are looking to stretch their investment and helps maintain lower cost options in the used marketplace. However, as some of these aircraft approach 40+ years of faithful service, the shadow of retirement grows larger. So what happens if you’re holding onto an aircraft that is ready to make its last flight? How do you know it’s time? Let’s take a look.

How to Choose an Aircraft Appraiser: Comparing Appraisal Credentials

How to Choose an Aircraft Appraiser: Comparing Appraisal Credentials

There is a lot of confusion around the different appraisal organizations. ASA, NAAA, PAAO, ISTAT - what do all these letters mean to you? We take a close look at the organizations that credential aircraft appraisers and what it takes to become one for each.