Read Jay Mesinger’s article in World Aircraft Sales’ June 2014 issue from the Aviation Leadership Roundtable section.
Read Jay Mesinger’s article in World Aircraft Sales’ June 2014 issue from the Business Aviation and the Boardroom section.
Dassault Falcon Jet first introduced its two engine large body aircraft, the Falcon 2000, to the world in 1995. Today, there are approximately 500 Falcon 2000s, 2000EXs, 2000EX EASys, 2000LXs and 2000Ss and Falcon will soon begin delivering the newest variant, the 2000LXS. Cleary, Falcon hit upon something special when they launched the 2000 program and it is known around the world as one of the more efficient and comfortable large body aircraft.
The 2000LX is the fourth generation Falcon 2000. It incorporates the Honeywell EASy flight deck and winglets which provide even greater efficiency than its 2000EX EASy predecessor and it has a range of approximately 4,000 nautical miles.
The Honeywell EASy flight deck was first introduced by Dassault Falcon Jet on the Falcon 900EX EASy. This flight deck was designed to simplify flight management tasks, improve crew coordination and provide increased situational awareness. EASy II was certified in 2013 and it offers further enhancements to again improve safety and reduce pilot communications, dispatch and navigation workloads. You must have the baseline EASy II on EASy equipped Falcon aircraft to add the upgrade packages required to meet new global regulatory compliance requirements including CPDLC and FANS-1A mandates. Due to the high demand to upgrade existing EASy equipped Falcons, there is a backlog on the parts to complete the baseline EASy II upgrade package.
We are proud to represent Falcon 2000LX, Serial Number 147, N786AD for sale on behalf of a long-term client. The owner of this aircraft is a Fortune 50 U.S. company with a roughly 50 year old, large, first-class flight department. I have spoken about pedigree on our blog before, and the pedigree from which this 2000LX comes from is second to none. Our client has owned this aircraft since new and they have spared no expense to keep it in the greatest mechanical condition possible. We have helped this client sell several other aircraft over the last several years. They understand the process and what is common and customary in an aircraft transaction and they are a great seller to work with on the other side of your aircraft acquisition. In the beginning of October 2014, this Falcon 2000LX will be delivered to Standard Aero in Springfield, IL where it will undergo the 1C and gear dimensional check inspection package, the baseline EASy II upgrade and it will be stripped and painted all at the seller’s cost prior to delivery to a buyer.
This 2000LX, Serial Number 147, is a 2008 model with just over 2,000 hours total time, the engines are enrolled on the ESP program, the APU is enrolled on the MSP program and it is equipped with a triple flight management system with NZ 7.01 and TOLD software, HUD and EVS and an Aircell AXXESS II Iridium SATCOM and telephone system among other options. Full specs, photos and a video can be found on our website at http://www.jetsales.com/jets/2008-falcon-2000lx/.
There is no greater value in the 2000LX market than this aircraft due to its strong pedigree, mechanical and cosmetic condition, total time and the fact that a buyer can observe the 1C inspection package, EASy II upgrade and paint which are all being performed at the seller’s expense with no financial risk to a buyer. Call us today to learn more about this exciting opportunity, +1-303-444-6766.
Dassault Falcon Jet has been building Falcon 900 series aircraft since 1987 and today they are delivering the Falcon 900LX. Since 1987, there have been close to 500 Falcon 900 series aircraft delivered worldwide. Dassault has a long military aviation history and an outstanding reputation for building dependable, safe and efficient corporate aircraft. The Falcon 900 series employs three engines providing additional thrust and reliability for short runway, high altitude and over-water performance and safety. Additionally, Dassault invests heavily in their global maintenance and parts support with a worldwide network of service centers and authorized maintenance facilities.
We are proud to represent Falcon 900B S/N 149 for sale. This low time (approximately 5,000 hours) late model (1995 vintage) Falcon 900B represents one of the best aircraft and best values in this market. It has a beautiful 15 passenger interior configuration inclusive of a large 7 passenger stowable conference table allowing for large group meetings or meals in flight. The aircraft also has several upgrades, good paint and interior and good maintenance history and it is currently operated on a FAR Part 135 certificate. The seller expects that the C-Check work package will be done as part of a buyer’s pre-purchase inspection meaning that a buyer will be able to put this right into service as a truly turn-key solution with fresh major inspections.
The owner of this aircraft is passionate about aviation. He owns several aircraft, a FAR Part 135 certificate and a large beautiful hangar in which he bases his operation outside of Dublin, Texas. The owner’s professional flight department takes incredible care of this aircraft and the director of maintenance oversees two Falcon 900Bs, a Falcon 50, a Falcon 20 and two Saab 2000 turboprops. When our client bought this aircraft in 2008 he had Duncan Aviation perform the 2C, C, 4A+, 4A, 3A, 2A+, 2A, A+, A and Basic inspections, a complete landing gear overhaul and many other significant inspections and maintenance tasks. He also invested in the cosmetics and systems including a complete strip and paint, interior modifications and refurbishment including the replacement of all soft goods and upgrades to the cabin entertainment and avionics. Since 2008, this aircraft has been extremely reliable and served the needs of the owner, his family and charter customers very well.
Call us today to learn more at +1-303-444-6766 or visit our website at http://www.jetsales.com/jets/1995-falcon-900b/ to review detailed specifications and photographs. We look forward to speaking with you about this great aircraft and great opportunity soon.
Read Jay Mesinger’s article in World Aircraft Sales’ May 2014 issue from the Aviation Leadership Roundtable section.
Read Jay Mesinger’s article in World Aircraft Sales’ May 2014 issue from the Business Aviation and the Boardroom section.
Even though Embraer has not yet started delivering the Legacy 500, it is starting to get great reviews and press.
Aviation Week recently published a “Pilot Report” about the Legacy 500 in which the report’s author, Fred George, concluded “we know of no other purpose-built business aircraft, at any price, that’s easier to fly and more confidence inspiring.”
Aviation International News reported on February 3rd of this year, “Embraer’s new Legacy 500 just might be the most well equipped midsize business jet cabin on the market.”
One of the first two production Legacy 500 aircraft was on display at the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (“EBACE”) this year. I had a chance to spend some time on the aircraft. It was beautiful, comfortable and spacious. While Embraer has positioned this as a “mid-size” aircraft, it has a roughly 3,000 nm range and cabin size and amenities that make it a real competitor to super mid-size aircraft like the Gulfstream G280 and the Bombardier Challenger 350.
Embraer recently reported that they are still expecting certification of the Legacy 500 this year and the first deliveries of the aircraft in the end of this year. We are representing Serial Number 12 for sale and it is currently scheduled to deliver in December 2014. Full specs and interior renderings can be seen on our website at: http://www.jetsales.com/jets/2014-embraer-legacy-500/. Our client has had a Legacy 600 for many years and he and his family love it and the support that they get from Embraer. At this time, our client has decided to keep the Legacy 600 and sell his position for the Legacy 500. Embraer knows what our client is doing and they will allow for the sale of his position. We are excited to represent this client and assist him in this sale. Because our client was one of the first people to sign up for a Legacy 500, he received “launch customer pricing” and he is passing that benefit along to a buyer. Call us today to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
Here are links to some of the recently published articles about the Embraer Legacy 500:
- Legacy 500 Pilot Report
- Flying In The Legacy 500 Blog Post
- Aviation Week’s Show News 2014 EBACE Edition Day 1 – Pilot Report: Legacy 500 Sets New Standards With Fly-By-Wire (Page 13)
Aviation International News May 2014 EBACE Convention News:
- Spacious New Legacy 500 Makes A Great First Impression
- Embraer Prepares For Legacy 500 Support
- Embraer Shows Off Complete Jet Family With New Legacys
- Embraer Brings Legacy 500, Lineage E For All To See
Aviation International News:
Gulfstream Aerospace is one of the leading aircraft manufacturers in the world. They have a long successful history of building incredible large-body long-range aircraft including the GII, GIII, GIV, GIV-SP and then in 1997 they started delivering the GV. The GV was the first ultra-long-range aircraft in the business aviation industry capable of flying over 6,000 nautical miles. Today, there are 192 GVs in service around the world.
We are proud to exclusively represent for sale one of the latest model, lowest time, most highly equipped and best value GVs in the world, Serial Number 609. This aircraft has incredible pedigree having been professionally operated for both Part 135 operations by the last owner and a world-class Part 91 operation for the current owners. It is only being sold now because the needs of the owner have changed, but the aircraft has always served them well.
Gulfstream V, Serial Number 609, N101MH has just over 3,500 hours total time and 1,551 landings. The engines are enrolled on the Rolls-Royce Corporate Care maintenance program, the APU is enrolled on the Honeywell MSP maintenance program and the airframe and many of the avionic systems are protected under the Gulfstream Plane Parts maintenance program.
The late serial number, low total time and enrollment on the maintenance programs are strong value points on their own, but what continues to make this aircraft stand out are the extensive avionics upgrades that truly make this aircraft ready for the next generation of global avionic regulatory compliance requirements.
GV Serial Number 609 features Gulfstream’s optional PlaneDeck™ cockpit display retrofit increasing reliability, safety, and efficiency. Weighing less than the installation that it replaces, this upgrade comes with highly desirable features such as six new liquid crystal display flight displays that provide brilliant clarity and cooler operating temperatures. Additional features such as integrated XM® Graphical Weather and Jeppesen Flight Deck™ Electronic Maps and Charts are just a few of the benefits.
PlaneDeck™ is designed to meet current and future communication, navigation, and surveillance/air traffic management requirements through various functional aspects and provisions, such as ADS-B Out (current DO-260A mandate) and ADS-B In (future mandate). S/N 609 already features SBAS/LPV GPS that provides enhanced navigation functionality and access to Wide Area Augmentation System-Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance satellite-based navigation. This is enabled on this GV through the incorporation of Honeywell’s latest Flight Management System upgrade, software version NZ6.1. This Gulfstream GV meets the increased requirements and may access specialized airspace and approaches that enable increased safety and flexibility for any given mission as a result of having these avionic upgrades.
Future compatibility to Future Air Navigation System (FANS) and Controller-Pilot-Data-Link-Control (CPDLC) systems and requirements are added features that are not yet available, but can easily be added later by whoever purchases this aircraft. Also, Gulfstream is targeting 4th Quarter 2014 for ADS-B Out DO-260B availability, which will satisfy upcoming Eurocontrol (EASA) and FAA surveillance requirements.
GV Serial Number 609 also features the latest software version to the Alert and Collision Avoidance System, Change 7.1. This means that this aircraft is already compliant with the EUROCONTROL mandate taking affect December 1, 2015 for flights conducted in European airspace.
Another standout feature is the optional Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Head-Up Display System (HUD) that together provide increased situational awareness and safety for the crew during all phases of operations. The EVS system features a co-pilot repeater enabling the system’s information to be displayed on either the pilot or co-pilot displays. Also, the transponder system has been upgraded to meet Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Out (ADS-B Out) requirements in place for Canada’s Hudson Bay and Australia to name a few. And finally, this GV is equipped with the SWIFT Broadband high speed data system and the Honeywell AIS-2000 DIRECTV system. The condition of the interior of this Gulfstream V is also very strong. This aircraft has been well cared for and it shows.
The combination of incredible pedigree, low time, maintenance programs, the interior cosmetic condition, the avionics upgrades and the seller having the correct market pricing expectations makes this GV one of the best aircraft and greatest values in the market today. Please call us to learn more and review full specs and photos on our website at www.jetsales.com.
Hawker 800XPs started being delivered to customers in 1995. Today there are approximately 850 Hawker 800s, 800XPs and 850s flying around the globe.
Hawkers are one of the most popular mid-size work horse aircraft in the world. They enjoy strong product support through a worldwide network of Beechcraft and independent service centers. Textron, parent company for Cessna Aircraft Company, Bell Helicopters and now Beechcraft Corporation, purchased Beechcraft in December 2013.
In preparation for writing this blog post, we talked to people at Beechcraft, Duncan Aviation and Standard Aero service centers. All three companies regularly work on a lot of Hawker aircraft. Our contacts in each company reported that there is strong service and support for Hawker aircraft. Parts continue to be available and engineering support is strong and getting better with Textron now behind it. Many people have questioned the future of Hawker aircraft over the last few years, but it is obvious today that the future for Hawker aircraft is strong. With a large fleet of in-service Hawkers worldwide, and with Textron now supporting the product and a global network of good capable service centers, it is clear that Hawker aircraft owners will continue to enjoy good product support for a long time to come.
We are proud to exclusively represent for sale a 2001 model Hawker 800XP, Serial Number 258522, Registration Number N18GU. This incredible aircraft has had two U.S. owners. It was originally delivered to Union Pacific Railroad Company in May 2001 and it was sold to the current owner in May 2006. This 800XP is professionally managed by Clay Lacy Aviation in Van Nuys, CA and it is operated both Part 91 for the owners and Part 135 on Clay Lacy’s charter certificate. Clay Lacy has a large loyal charter client network for this aircraft. The total time is just over 6,200 flight hours and it has just over 3,800 landings. The engines and APU are enrolled on MSP. The paint and interior are in good condition. And, the 48-month G inspection and gear overhaul were complied with in February 2013.
The owner of this aircraft has a long aviation history, having owned business aircraft for more than 30 years. This Hawker has been a great dependable aircraft in their fleet, but it no longer meets their mission requirements. It is immediately available for sale. The owner understands the current competitive market and is ready to be competitive within it. Call or email us today to learn more (+1-303-444-6766 or email@example.com). You won’t be disappointed.
Read Adam Mesinger’s first article in World Aircraft Sales’ April 2014 issue from the Aviation Leadership Roundtable section.