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Supplemental Lift – The Charter Option

Supplemental Lift

Contributed by: Eric Wilkins, Co-Founder, Antaero Aviation The pre-buy is complete, the paperwork is signed, and the aircraft is on its way to your hangar. Congratulations! Your flight department has moved into ownership. Gone are the days of third parties managing your travel arrangements or last-minute bookings to accomplish a late notice meeting. But while aircraft ownership provides a flight department or individual the ultimate flexibility, it’s likely before long you will find mission that doesn’t suit the aircraft you acquired. Perhaps the once a year meeting overseas, or an annual conference requiring more passengers than usual, possibilities that didn’t...

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Aircraft Bonus Depreciation

Business Jets - Altivation Aircraft

Written and contributed by: Chris Sundberg of Husch Blackwell The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Law”), permits qualified purchasers of new and pre-owned aircraft to elect, for the purchaser’s first year of ownership, to deduct from the purchaser’s gross income 100% of the purchaser’s basis in the aircraft (what we will call in this summary “Depreciation”).  Notably, absent congressional action, this permitted deduction will shrink starting in 2023, dropping 20% each year for four years until it fully expires at the end of 2026.  This summary provides a high level review of key considerations for purchasers...

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Embraer Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

Embraer Praetor 600 Logo - Altivation Aircraft

Embraer announced last week at NBAA-BACE held in Florida, their latest offerings in the mid and super mid-sized market with the Embraer Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 aircraft. While built upon the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, the new Embraer Praetor will not replace the current Legacy aircraft but offer a new option for operators looking for longer range aircraft in the mid and super-mid cabin classes. Range One of the biggest differences between the Legacy and Praetor aircraft is the improvements in range.  While the Embraer Praetor 500 now offers a total range of 3,250nm (346nm longer range then...

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Altivation Director Selected NBAA Top 40 under 40

NBAA 40 Under 40 - Chris Swathwood Altivation Aircraft

Altivation Director of Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions Chris Swathwood was named a recipient of the inaugural 2018 Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40, presented by National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Swathwood was recognized for his continued work in aviation where he also serves as Chairman for the Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA). He played an instrumental role for the Association in working with the State of Colorado to pass legislation creating license plates celebrating the aviation industry and is now working on aircraft sales tax reform. This year’s inaugural winners...

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The Dassault Falcon 8X

Dassault Falcon 8X - Altivation Aircraft

In 2016 Dassault delivered its first Falcon 8X aircraft, after nearly 10 years of success with the Falcon 7X. The latest addition in the Dassault fleet, is a slightly longer version than its predecessor, with its upgraded engines and modified fuel tanks, giving the Dassault Falcon 8X longer range and allowing the aircraft to make the trip from London to Hong Kong, or London to New York with ease. The 6,500nm range of the Dassault Falcon 8X makes it comparable to other ultralong range aircraft like the Gulfstream 650 and Global aircraft. With the addition of the larger Pratt and...

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The New Long Range Gulfstream G500

Gulfstream G500 Aft Cabin - Altivation Aircraft

While the downturn of 2008 impacted the mid-size cabin class market, the large cabin class aircraft continued to see a level of growth through the economic turmoil. Now 10 years later and that growth continues as new aircraft continue to be introduced in the large cabin class, long range market. Gulfstream is just one of the manufactures that has brought new aircraft to the market as they complete the final stages of certification on the new Gulfstream G500 and G600 long-range and ultramodern aircraft, set to deliver later this year. The new Gulfstream G500 interior has been optimized to provide...

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The Citation Latitude

Citation Latitude - Altivation Aircraft

In the world of the midsize business jet there have been a number of well-known and well respected aircraft that have filled this space over the years. Then enter the economic downturn of 2008, which rippled through the business jet market. Very few aircraft segments other than the larger class business jets escaped the negative impact of this downturn. Manufacturers quickly turned their attention away from the now struggling midsize market to the growing larger cabin aircraft that seemed to actually get a boost from the economic struggles. As the manufacturers shifted their focus to the large cabin aircraft, we...

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The “Enhanced” Phenom 300E

Phenom 300E - Altivation Aircraft

The Phenom 300 single pilot light jet has become one of the most popular and best-selling light business jets on the market over the past 6 years. Building on the success of the Phenom 300, Embraer started production on the new Phenom 300E with the first delivers occurring earlier this year. Recently we took a moment to visit with Embraer and experience the new Phenom 300E in person. With a NBAA 6 passenger range of 1,971nm, and a max cruise at 453 knots at up to 45,000 feet. The Phenom 300E can get you to nearly any two places in...

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Quest Kodiak Series II Introduced

Daher Kodiak 100 - Altivation Aircraft

Quest Aircraft introduces the latest refinement to the Kodiak 100 with the Series II After years of consistent success by Quest Aircraft with their versatile and rugged STOL capable Quest Kodiak 100, the reliable workhorse is getting an upgrade with the new Series II. When the Kodiak first entered production in 2008 with its state of the art technology, and its exceeding safety standards design, it became a hit with operators. A unique feature of the Kodiak is its discontinuous leading edge wing design, which helps to increase maneuverability at slower airspeed. Operators of this versatile medium range 10 passenger...

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