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CONSULTING

Comprising some of the industry’s leading experts, the Western Aviation Consultancy team includes ASA certified appraisers, experts in accidents and economists.

CLEARING THE CLOUDS

Western Aviation is a worldwide leader in aviation consultation. Comprising some of the industry’s leading experts, the Western Aviation Consultancy team includes ASA certified appraisers, experts in accidents and economists. Our team has a global view of all areas of the aviation market: sales, acquisitions, chartering import/export and more. We bring you the essential aviation market context, clearing the clouds around market trends and changes Western Aviation’s team of qualified consultants can even provide guidance to you through the potential opportunities and risks the industry may have in store for you.

AVIATION CONSULTATION

Buying or selling corporate aircraft is a major business decision, one that is complex and if not done correctly, mistakes will be costly. For that matter, even chartering corporate aircraft requires specialized expertise. It’s crucial that your aircraft purchasing or leasing decisions are based upon information provided by qualified experts like our team at Western Aviation. We have an in-depth understanding of the aviation market, the solid industry experience, and the consistently high quality of service required to guide you through the involved process of buying, selling, chartering an aircraft or making a similar decision regarding aviation related real estate, aviation businesses and other aviation assets.

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David Fisher of Western Aviation is the consummate professional in everything he does from aircraft/helicopter sales to aircraft/helicopter charter and specifically appraisals. David Fisher’s appraisals are detailed and professionally constructed. David knows his way around an aircraft and helicopter and the logbooks. I would use his services without hesitation.
– A. Latiff

As the prior CFO at Epic Energy Resources, David Fisher was very helpful at working to help us sell a Citation in a very challenging market. I recommend Dave for his appraisal services and skills and knowledge of the aircraft industry. Fave is very aggressive and served us very well.

– Michael Kinney, CPA

 

Western Aviation took on the challenge of selling our Starship and was successful in making the sale. They managed all the advertising, client inquires, worked well with our Management Company and Maintenance Company to bring the transaction to a satisfactory conclusion. On two separate occasions David Fisher appeared in person to demo our aircraft, insuring that we had qualified buyers and minimized our involvement. Western Aviation and specifically, David Fisher handled our transaction with the utmost professionalism and were constantly in communication with myself and my staff. We would certainly consider Western Aviation for meeting our future needs.

– S.S. Huntington Beach, CA

Buying an airplane always presents a few challenges and dealing with the right broker can make the difference in success or failure. The purchase of my 501SP turned into a lengthy process when confronted with inspection difficulties and a foreign seller. David Fisher and his team went to work at each road block to clear the way so that the process could continue toward closing. In the end, I believe both the seller and buyer got what they wanted, and felt that a fair deal was struck. I’ve never been involved in an airplane transaction that proved to be this complicated. Western did a fantastic job in sorting it all out and securing the sale. G.S.

– Flowood, MS

Western Aviation did a fantastic job in securing the sale of our aircraft and acted professionally and fairly on behalf of both the seller and the purchaser. They had a realistic perspective of the transaction and all parties were satisfied with the result.

– E Sullivan, London

David, as you’re already aware, I’ve been buying and selling aircraft for a number of years, over 50 aircraft at last count. In these numerous transactions, I have delt with some of the biggest names in the aircraft brokerage business. Now that we’ve completed several transactions with you, in both the buyer and seller position, dealing with you and your people has always been a pleasure. The thing that has always impressed me with your company is the level of enthusiasm and professionalism that your entire organization puts forth in getting a deal done. I’m happy to tell you that your company gives a level of service not commonly found in the aircraft brokerage business. It‘s a refreshing change. Thanks again.

– J.L Wilkes Barrea, PA

In Reference to the development on such business, I will like to give you my point of view. It helped us a lot the fast feedback from your company on the aircraft chosen for us, so I can be sure that I’m counting on you for a near future business we might be involved. The personal touch with Mr. Fisher was a great help in the aircraft acceptance and his willing to deal with the customer on any last request from our side. More over, I learned what kind of company Western Aviation is and the team that support such a fast and good response as you have all the answers handy, giving the idea of a very professional and dedicated company to meet its goals. Thank you for your all around support and follow up.

– E .G. Toluca Mexico

Thank you very much for the productive handling of the sale of 284DB. You took it on and did as you said you would. I appreciate your effective workings. Job well done.

– B. R. Sarasota, FL

I have worked with David Fisher for several years. He represented me and recently sold my aircraft. He worked hard to do this and was always very informative and timely in his dealings with me. I considered him a fine business man with outstanding knowledge in the aircraft felid and would recommend him highly.

– R.K. Lincolnshire, IL

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UNIQUE DATA MODELING

Our clients rely on our unique, sophisticated modelling that underpins our views on the market. This data modelling supports our aircraft valuations, fleet growth forecasting and asset ratings. Our internal opinion is benchmarked on a continuous basis, providing you with the industry’s most reliable data. Our unique data, expert team and robust methodology provide you with an independent and trusted view. Our incomparable database containing over 45 million pieces of historical and present data on valuations, fleets, assets and aircraft, offers you the most complete and trusted advice. Our unbroken run of data gives you and the team the reliable context to make decisions today and plan for a smooth flying ahead.

Single Event Fee Schedule

In addition to monthly management packages, WAI also offers single event management services. These include Tech Evaluation inspection, large inspections, and single engine events (including hot section and overhaul). In addition to the single event fees, expenses are billed separately.

Service Type

Description

Monthly Management Fee

Tech Evaluation

Inspection - review of the following: inspection/life-limited component records, major repair/damage status, service bulletin status, engine performance runs, engine borescopes, windshield & window condition evaluations, airframe visual inspection (does not include inspection for hidden damage, as no panels are removed). This review is done in conjunction with the authorized facility’s pre-purchase inspection.

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Daily Fee (1 to 3 days)

For oversight of the entire inspection.

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Daily Fee (4 to 7 days)

For oversight of the entire inspection.

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Daily Fee (beyond 7 days)

For oversight of the entire inspection.

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Engine Hot Section Inspection

(per engine) For process oversight, review of parts disposition (overhaul vs repaired vs new). Work accomplished by the OEM or OEM-approved facility.

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Engine Overhaul

(per engine) For process oversight, review of parts disposition (overhaul vs repaired vs new). Work accomplished by the OEM or OEM-approved facility.

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Engine OverhaulAircraft Specifications
Interior and Exterior design

Detailed selection of paint scheme, interior scheme and consulting with your staff (internal and external) to determine best options to meet mission profile. Including incorporation of any STC’s to enhance aircraft functionality if beneficial.

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Overall Aviation Consulting

Needs analysis, including detailed meetings to determine how aircraft/helicopter are to be used, mission profile and occupancy …. Meeting with your staff to determine best aircraft for your needs – mission. This includes vendor selection, oversight and documentation.

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Avionics Design and Specification

Includes avionics profile and upgrade options/cost. Price comparison for avionics providers and oversight of installation. Including incorporation of any STC’s to enhance aircraft functionality if beneficial (often required).

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Avionics Procedures Manuals including
upgrades ADS – B Out, RVSM

Manuals, licenses, procedures, regulatory filings GLOBALLY. Lot book entries and insuring all documentation and crew training requirements are satisfied.

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Airport & FBO design and filings

FAA, NTSB and other government agency filings, meetings, town halls

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

Business Plans/proforma

Designing an airline, charter company, MRO, FBO, Ground Equipment, Aircraft Parts Company or an aircraft leasing/broker?  You need a consultant, or you will be wasting a lot of valuable time.

Call for rate (plus, expenses)

The management fee schedule has four sections. Each section is further subdivided into three segments: Platinum, Gold and Silver. 

  • I. Large-Size Cabin
  • II. Mid-Size Cabin
  • III. Small-Size Cabin
  • IV. Turbo-Prop
  • V. Helicopter (Piston & Turbine)

Initial set-up fee for complete records research and tracking program set up: 

  • 1. Includes Part 135 Management (as required)
  • 2. Includes fuel discount program
  • 3. Expenses other than monthly management fee are billed
    separately.
    • a. (these include flight scheduling, unscheduled maintenance,
      Charter company research and monitoring if required, Flight
      scheduling including all lodging, transportation, meals and
      Charter Crew and Staffing Services)
    • b. Non Charter FAR Part 91 Short term or long term crew
      staffing.

Platinum

Includes management of operations (crew, insurance, hangar, etc.) as well as all the maintenance functions included in the Gold Package. Does NOT include travel costs and daily expenses which are billed at cost plus 15%.

Call for rate

Gold

Includes complete maintenance management of the aircraft (i.e. routine and non-routine maintenance events), on-site representation during inspections and major maintenance events, maintenance tracking, monthly status reports per aircraft, including a 30 / 60- day maintenance projection. Scheduling of maintenance events with a shop of your choice or we put the maintenance out for competitive bid. Approval of all discrepancies during routine and non-routine events. Review of all maintenance invoices prior to authorization and payment. Does NOT include travel costs and daily expenses which are billed at cost plus 15%.

Call for rate

Silver

Includes complete maintenance management of the aircraft (i.e. routine and non-routine maintenance events, maintenance tracking, monthly status reports per aircraft including a 30 / 60-day maintenance projection. Scheduling of maintenance events with a shop of your choice, or we put the maintenance out for competitive bid. Approval of all discrepancies during routine and non- routine events. Review of all maintenance invoices prior to authorization and payment. Travel is billed at a daily rate plus all expenses which are billed at cost plus 15%.

Call for rate

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