Blog | Mesinger Jet Sales

Attention To Detail

A great aircraft, and a successful flight department, are in large part the results of attention to detail.

We are proud to exclusively represent for sale Falcon 50EX Serial Number 260, Registration Number N586CS.  In the case of this aircraft, the attention to detail started with the initial spec’ing and design.  The owner of this aircraft purchased it new from Dassault.  Coming from a technical background, this owner wanted to understand each and every system, how different avionics and options worked together, and how the design of the interior would best help him fulfill his travel needs.  He and his flight department worked with Falcon to design an aircraft that would be extremely reliable and allow him to satisfy his international mission profile with great ease and they succeeded.

The same attention to detail and care that went into designing this aircraft is evident in how the owner’s flight department maintains and operates it.  Since this aircraft was put into service, it has completed more than 150 Atlantic crossings with extremely high dispatch reliability.  The owner’s largely international mission profile has resulted in this aircraft having a total time to cycle ratio of approximately 2.5 hours to every landing; a time to cycle ratio typically only seen in larger longer-range aircraft.  Over the last two years, this Falcon 50EX has been used primarily as a back-up and support aircraft.  When the owner’s other Falcon was recently down for a large inspection, this 50EX completed a 20+ hour trip to Europe and back with no discrepancies.

Our technical director, Andy Weibel, recently went to see this aircraft and review the records.  He came back reporting that the paint and interior are in very good condition.  The aircraft has no damage or major repair history.  Our client’s director of maintenance, proud of his work maintaining this aircraft since shortly after it delivered in 1997, opened several panels and the engine cowlings; Andy reported that everything he saw was spotless.  The logs and records also match the very strong condition of the aircraft.  They are well organized, detailed, and in excellent condition.  It is obvious that the flight department pays attention to every last detail before, during, and after every flight keeping the aircraft impeccably clean, well maintained, and at a very high level of optional and recommended service bulletin compliance.  The 3C inspection work package and Wing Tank (Dry Bay) Modification are scheduled to be complied with in March of this year at Western Aviation in Boise, ID at the seller’s cost.  There is no better time for a buyer to do their pre-purchase inspection and get a good look at this aircraft.

Call us today at +1-303-444-6766 to learn more about this exciting Falcon 50EX opportunity and you can find detailed specs and lots of photographs on our website at http://www.jetsales.com/jets/1997-falcon-50ex/.  We look forward to discussing this with you.

Falcon50EX_SN-260-Exterior1_Logo Falcon50EX_SN-260-Cockpit2

Falcon50EX_SN-260-FwdInt3 Falcon50EX_SN-260-FwdInt1 

Falcon50EX_SN-260-AftInt1   

Rising To The Top

An interesting thing is starting to happen to our aircraft markets, they are becoming segmented with turn-key great pedigree aircraft rising to the top.  Prices are not going up for these better aircraft, but many buyers decide to no longer insist on paying less than the last aircraft sold for, and instead choose to not miss the right aircraft for the wrong reason.  There is plenty of inventory in most make/model markets, including in the G550 market with well over 30 aircraft immediately available for sale, but there are only very few aircraft in each make/model market that really stand out based on their vintage, maintenance programs, equipment, compliance, cosmetics and pedigree.  The competitive markets dictate prices, but by buying the best today at still incredibly low prices, buyers are putting themselves in the best position for the strongest residual values later.  You don’t make your best deal when you sell, you make by buying the greatest value (not necessarily lowest price) possible.

We are proud to exclusively represent Gulfstream G550, Serial Number 5316, N418SG for immediate sale.  This 2011 model Gulfstream G550 is turn-key.  It is a two owner aircraft that is based in Van Nuys, CA and it is under management and operated both Part 91 and Part 135 by Clay Lacy Aviation.  The engines on this G550 are enrolled on Rolls-Royce Corporate Care and the APU is enrolled on MSP.  The aircraft is equipped with Enhanced Certification Foxtrot with CPDLC, FANS 1/A, ADS-B Out and TCAS 7.1 making it ready for future compliance requirements.  Some of the additional high-demand options installed on this G550 include a third FMS with software version NZ7.1.2 and WAAS-LPV, Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) and Aircell GoGo Biz ATG-4000 high speed internet with Wi-Fi and SwiftBroadband internationally capable high speed data system among many others.  When our client purchased the aircraft from Gulfstream Pre-Owned in August 2013, he had the aircraft re-painted and the interior redone by Gulfstream in Savannah, GA.  The 18 passenger, forward galley, forward and aft lavatory interior is gorgeous and it is equipped with a FAR 135 approved crew rest area.  This configuration allows up to eight passengers to sleep comfortably on berthed seats made into beds on long flights.  If there are only six passengers, six seating sections can be made up as beds while still leaving the conference group set up for those passengers who aren’t ready to lie down.

This is the kind of aircraft that rises to the top of the stack of available competitive aircraft in its make/model fleet.  For any potential late model G550 buyer, and those people considering buying new, but whom might be afraid of the future residual value of a brand new aircraft, this is a great opportunity that will sell more than $10,000,000 below the price of a new aircraft.  You can learn more about this incredible Gulfstream G550 S/N 5316 on our website at http://www.jetsales.com/jets/2011-gulfstream-g550/ or call us today at +1-303-444-6766.  We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Aircraft Innovation And What It Means To Fleet Planning – Aircraft Lifecycle Management

I recently had the privilege of speaking with a group of aviation directors.  It was this regional group’s quarterly meeting and they invited me to speak about what we are seeing from our vantage point as aircraft brokers and the current state of our aircraft markets.  I spoke about the fact that there are several bright spots including increased sales activity, more first time buyers and increased flight activity, as well as some challenges that we continue to face with further pricing pressure for many pre-owned aircraft.  I also spoke about some of our thoughts regarding many new aircraft which have started delivering and others that have been announced and will start to deliver in the next several years.  It is an exciting time in our industry to see this new innovation being implemented into today’s and tomorrow’s business aircraft.  There are, however, real impacts of this fast paced evolution of business aircraft on future fleet planning discussions regardless of whether you operate a single aircraft or a large fleet.

Technological innovation is vital in  aviation, and I am not aware of a time until now when a steady stream of new aircraft and aircraft systems have been designed and built at such a fast pace.  Many manufacturers have already started delivering new aircraft that are revolutionizing how aircraft work and what they can do.  It is this very innovation that is driving new aircraft sales.  These new designs will make aircraft fly further and safer with increased situational awareness, more reliable systems and easier maintenance.  Cabins will be more comfortable, easier to use and more functional.  And, aircraft will be far more fuel efficient dramatically lowering their costs of operations; just look at the Gulfstream 500 and 600.  In preparing for my recent discussion with this group of aviation leaders, I spoke to several major aircraft manufacturers.  What I learned is that in addition to fulfilling new aircraft orders and announcing new aircraft which will start delivering over the next few years, they are also working on developing a continuous stream of improved iterations and new aircraft designs for the future.  We are starting to see the same kind of constant evolution of innovation in aviation that we are used to in other technology like iPhones which is constantly evolving.

How will this constant flow of new aircraft impact future aircraft residual values differently than they ever have been before?  And, how does a flight department help their principle or their company plan for the future?

This new reality of constant innovation and the regular announcement of new aircraft requires a new kind of asset management and some new math to account for it.  We call this Aircraft Lifecycle Management (“ALM”).  Future regulatory requirements and aircraft innovations must be part of the discussions about when to transition aircraft.  Having a regular flow of new aircraft types or iterations entering the market will also have an effect on the residual values.    The savings from improved fuel efficiency alone, however, could possibly offset loss in residual values.  Our extensive relationships in the aviation community and with the manufacturers and our daily experience in the markets enable us to help you with your ALM.  This new reality of constant aircraft innovation will require regular discussions with your principle or your company to plan your ALM and best protect the value of your aviation assets.  We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about Aircraft Lifecycle Management.  

Faster paced innovation and aircraft change is exciting for all of us and one that I look forward to participating in from my position as an aircraft broker.

Back to top