Turnkey Hawker, Beechjets Profit Elliott
Elliott Aviation (Booth No. 7127) has managed to find profit in the current aviation environment via buying, refurbishing and selling a mixed fleet of five Beechjet 400As and three Hawker 400XPs. The eight were among 43 aircraft the company sold or brokered last year. “We saw an opportunity not only to profitably resell these aircraft, but also a chance to create some additional work for our maintenance, paint and interior facilities at the same time,” said CEO Wynn Elliott. “Each of the eight aircraft were in need of routine A, B and C maintenance inspections; three needed engine overhauls and all but two received paint and interior refurbishments–a total of 24,000 man-hours in total work.” Elliott was able to inspect and resell the aircraft quickly by spreading the work among its four facilities–Quad City, Des Moines, Omaha and Flying Cloud.