Experts Corner


Interior Refurbishment with Resale in Mind

June 2, 2016

By Adam Doyle Paint and Interior Manager – Elliott Aviation Whether you are purchasing an aircraft or thinking of selling your current aircraft, a little bit of interior refurbishment can go a long way. Potentially, partial refurbishments can dramatically affect the look and functionality of your aircraft interior so that it not only fits your … Continue reading Interior Refurbishment with Resale in Mind

Taking out the Guesswork

May 2, 2016

By Adam Doyle Paint and Interior Sales Manager for Elliott Aviation For a customer, a large paint and interior project can be very intimidating. In many cases, the aircraft is not planned to look anything like it does when it comes into the shop. However, when doing a project with a major paint and interior … Continue reading Taking out the Guesswork

Get In on ADS-B Out!

March 3, 2016

By Conrad Theisen – Director of Avionics Sales for Elliott Aviation ADS-B, or Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast, is an upcoming mandate put in place by the FAA to make the skies safer for everyone. Using GPS technology, which is far more reliable than radar, ADS-B will allow air traffic control to safely reduce separation … Continue reading Get In on ADS-B Out!

The 400E

February 18, 2016

By Meghan Welch – Paint and Interior Sales Manager & Design The 400E program is the next generation Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP upgrade. The program is a full Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP refurbishment including Garmin G5000 avionics with Lumatech LED master warning panel, Gogo WiFi with Gogo Vision (On-Demand-Movies), innovative exterior full paint design and a completely … Continue reading The 400E

Economic and Functional Obsolescence Part 3

January 18, 2016

Can You Fly Away Smiling in an Older Airplane? By Jim Becker – Accredited Senior Appraiser Previously, we considered economic and functional obsolescence in older aircraft and when it makes sense to shop for an older aircraft. Yet there are still many factors to ensure that you are ultimately happy with your older purchase, warns … Continue reading Economic and Functional Obsolescence Part 3

Economic & Functional Obsolescence Part 2

December 18, 2015

Upgrading older aircraft makes sense for many operators… Last month, Elliott Aviation’s Jim Becker discussed economic and functional obsolescence as it applies to older corporate aircraft. Can it make economic sense to invest an amount in an aircraft exceeding its market value? We have found that, for many operators, the answer to the above question … Continue reading Economic & Functional Obsolescence Part 2

Economic & Functional Obsolescence

November 18, 2015

Should you scrap or upgrade your older aircraft? By Jim Becker – Accredited Senior Appraiser What is involved in a decision to upgrade of scrap an older aircraft? Aircraft appraiser Jim Becker notes there are more than the usual aspects of avionics, equipment, records and condition to consider where deciding on an older aircraft’s economic … Continue reading Economic & Functional Obsolescence

Properly Maintaining Your Aircraft Interior for Longer Life

October 5, 2015

By Adam Doyle Paint and Interior Sales Manager – Elliott Aviation When an aircraft interior is new or newly refurbished, it is easy to take it for granted. However, to keep your interior looking new, you have to make sure it is properly maintained from the day you take delivery. Maintaining your aircraft interior from … Continue reading Properly Maintaining Your Aircraft Interior for Longer Life

The Hidden Costs of Maintaining Outdated Avionics

September 9, 2015

By Mark Wilken – Vice President of Avionics Programs and Operational Logistics With many companies currently budgeting for 2016, it’s important to consider some of the hidden costs of maintaining outdated avionics, specifically old CRT (tube) EFIS displays. CRT display manufacturing is becoming obsolete and will inevitably become non-existent. This means that the pricing for … Continue reading The Hidden Costs of Maintaining Outdated Avionics

Seventeen People in a King Air?

August 1, 2015

By Adam Doyle – Pant and Interior Sales Manager for Elliott Aviation While it may seem impossible, you can fit 17 people in a King Air 350 or 350i, by modifying it from an executive layout to a 15-passenger commuter plus crew. When making this change, you will lose about a fifth to a quarter … Continue reading Seventeen People in a King Air?