Experts’ Corner


Five Engine Items to Understand When Purchasing an Aircraft

January 3, 2017

By Mike Saathoff Director of Sales Operations & Engine and Accessory Sales for Elliott Aviation Throughout the lifetime of an aircraft, engines are likely the most expensive parts of an aircraft to maintain and unfortunately, there is not simple solution that applies to every make and model of engine. With so many variables including engine … Continue reading Five Engine Items to Understand When Purchasing an Aircraft

Overhaul or Upgrade? The King Air 200, B200 and B200GT

December 1, 2016

By Mike Saathoff Director of Sales Operations & Engine and Accessory Sales Engines on an aircraft are almost always the most expensive component to maintain. When an engine is timed out, some aircraft owners don’t have any options other than to overhaul their current engines. For the King Air 200, B200 and B200GT, however, there … Continue reading Overhaul or Upgrade? The King Air 200, B200 and B200GT

Maximizing Cabinet Space

November 1, 2016

By Adam Doyle, Paint & Interior Manager, Elliott Aviation As aircraft owners needs are constantly evolving; the interiors and the cabinetry within them are fluctuating as well. With the ever-changing technologies and innovation for better options available each year maximizing space within an aircraft can be highly beneficial to aircraft owners and their passengers. There … Continue reading Maximizing Cabinet Space

Five Practical Tips to Keeping Avionics Upgrades Simple

October 1, 2016

By Conrad Theisen, Director of Avionics Sales at Elliott Aviation There are about 30,000 turbine-powered aircraft in the US that have been manufactured during the past 50 years. Within that timeframe there have been many major advances in technology and government regulations. These, along with parts obsolescence all impact the components in the cockpit. Significantly … Continue reading Five Practical Tips to Keeping Avionics Upgrades Simple

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