Business aircraft brokerage and consulting company Guardian Jet (Static SD803) unveiled new services and online tools this week at NBAA-BACE 2019. The Guilford, Connecticut-based company now offers aircraft appraisal services that can be conducted through a two-day on-site assessment or off-site via maintenance records and other online research.
Conducted using the U.S. nationally-recognized Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, both on-site and online appraisals include a description of the aircraft, its status, and installed equipment; a review of the aircraft’s maintenance history; and a summary of the aircraft value. On-site appraisals include reviews of the aircraft’s interior and exterior, as well as a thorough review of the aircraft logbooks.
“As the leader in understanding aircraft valuations, it was logical for us to move into appraisals,” said Guardian Jet managing partner Mike Dwyer. “Not only do we have the internal ‘back office’ expertise required to perform valuations, we have the contacts and clients to gain critical mass relatively quickly. The outcome is of tremendous value to aircraft owners and operators around the world, many of whom struggle to effectively assess their aircraft’s worth.”
Aircraft appraisal clients also receive complimentary access to the Guardian Jet Vault for one year. Accessed through its newly revamped website, the Guardian Jet Vault asset management client portal contains a login-protected document library for each client’s aircraft purchase or sale, in addition to Advanced JetFinder and Guardian Estimate aircraft acquisition tools.
Non-clients can access a “light” version of the JetFinder and Guardian Estimate tools on the company's website, along with aircraft model brochures, an aircraft comparison tool, automated cash flow budget tool, and range ring/map comparison tool.
“We’re thrilled to debut our new website and demonstrate the latest features of Vault 3.0 at the NBAA 2019 convention,” said Dwyer. “We’ve spent months developing new online tools to help our clients succeed in managing their aviation assets faster and more efficiently than ever before.”
The company has also launched Guardian University, a series of one- or two-day aircraft asset management courses offered free to clients and some prospects. Course topics range from aircraft valuation, fleet and capital planning, aircraft sales and acquisition processes.