Postcards from Geneva—EBACE 2017

EBACE 2017 presented attendees with plenty of eye catching airplanes, products and opportunities to visit with vendors in a comfortable, expansive space. For those who had a specific interest in the aircraft parked on the ramp,  idyllic weather was offered up with Geneva enjoying one of the finest weeks this Spring. The Palexpo with its location directly adjacent to the airport allows attendees to visit both booths and a...

Blah, Blah, Blog!

Having just returned from GAMA’s “State of the Industry” address I can safely report that for those who like consistency 2016 is going to look a lot like 2010-2015.  Well, maybe a bit more blah.   The business aviation industry has been in the doldrums since the economic debacle of late 2008 with only pinpoints of light that shined periodically throughout.  Not one single element that helped give rise to hope was...

MONDAY MONDAY

It seems the latter part of the third quarter and thus far the fourth quarter has been one big Monday. The positive side of all this is that it has by far been the busiest second half of a year that we have experienced perhaps since the founding of Par Avion. Our inventory is moving, new listings have come our way and the number of calls to us for assistance has kept the phones ringing and the days jammed from early until...

CAVEAT EMPTOR

The world of aircraft sales is fraught with risk and it is a wise buyer who retains professional assistance in the process of buying or selling an airplane. However, the risk in the selection process is not merely limited to what airplane to choose. In some cases the risk starts with the advisor you choose! Just because someone holds themselves out as having years of experience in the aviation industry does not necessarily...

The Devil is In the Details

Remember when being attentive to detail was a standard to which all others aspired? If you offered a bespoke service, you were expected to deliver well beyond expectations. Mediocrity had no place in a work environment that strives for excellence. It was not okay to let things slide as doing so meant leaving the door open for your competition to show your prospects how they can do it better. This is my soapbox for the...