Services

Aircraft Broker Services

Global Aircraft Consulting takes great pride in providing the services listed below. We operate our company with the up most honor and integrity. I would rather not have your business if I can not provide services to you that are meaningful and from the heart. If you have the time, I would be honored for you to become familiar with all of our services and if there are any questions, please contact us by telephone or via the contact page. Thank you.

   –   Aircraft Acquisition

   –   Aircraft Sales

   –   Aircraft Cost to Operate

   –   Aircraft Appraisal Services

   –   Owning Versus Charter versus Airline Cost Analysis

Embraer Phenom & Legacy Acquisition Specialists

Global Aircraft Consulting has been involved with the Embraer Executive fleet since inception. We specialize in helping owners take delivery of their newly acquired aircraft from the beginning to the end. We research the needs of the owner to determine exactly what the planned mission is and then recommend an aircraft. We stand along side the client during the research phase, we help with negotiations, contract signing, test flights, and interior/ exterior inspections and the final closing process. GAC has proprietary checklist that help in the process from the months prior to the purchase through the last day of taking delivery of the aircraft. There are a timeline of events that must take place prior to the acquisition to insure a smooth transition of ownership. We can’t guarantee that there won’t be problems that could cause a delay in ownership but we can guarantee that the process will make sense and if there is an unforeseen delay, then we will make an attempt to make sure that it is in the best interest of the new owner.

The owner or his representative is assigned to an Embraer Customer representative that certainly helps the new owner with the process but it is always in the best interest of the owner to have their own representative oversee the process. If the GAC agent is hired by the owner, we will be a direct representative of the owner and help with not only decisions on how the aircraft should be configured but with operational decisions concerning the aircraft. GAC has operated these aircraft since 2009 and we are fully aware of all accessories that Embraer has to offer. GAC has spent a lot of time in the cockpit of the Phenom aircraft and have a unique understanding of the navigational accessories that the owner may or may not need. This alone can save the owner thousands of dollars by just accessorizing the aircraft with the items needed! GAC first became involved with The Embrear family of executive jets in December, 2009. We sat through the process with a well know company and assisted in the acquisition process. Once the aircraft was fully acquired, we flew it back from Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil to the new owners home town. Since then, we have orchestrated multiple deliveries and have easily saved the clients the fee charged by GAC just by being there and negotiating when appropriate. We certainly do not want to insinuate that there won’t be problems during the transition but what we will share is that we will be with you should problems arise. The incredible Embraer staff want the transition to be smooth as silk so they are are doing everything they can to make the process seamless. Global Aircraft Consulting is ready, willing and able to help with your transition into a new aircraft by Embraer. We love their products and love to be a part of the excitement of witnessing the proud owner of the newly acquired aircraft.

Flight Department Design and Aircraft Management

It’s estimated by industry specialist that the cost to put together a flight department can cost over $100,000 in initial expense. Once the aircraft has been purchased, Global Aircraft Consulting is ready to help with flight department design and an introduction and orientation of the aircraft to the owner and employees that will be using it. We can actually start prior to delivery especially for the first time buyer because they may or may not have a flight department established. GAC will help in all facets of the transition. We will help with choosing a home base for the aircraft which could include choosing a safe and convenient airport with a suitable Fixed Base Operation (FBO) to operate out of. Typically the FBO will have a hanger to store the aircraft. Is the hanger suitable to house the aircraft? Is the service from the FBO top notch? Typically most of this is taken care of by the chief pilot. But do you have one. As a new owner, you most likely do not have the personal in place to keep track of everything that you need to get started in the flight department business. We will be happy to look at all the details for you. It’s truly not that hard to do if you know how to do it. The biggest challenge is finding a pilot to manage the department. A person with knowledge on how to structure the foundation, so that you are set up for success in the very beginning, is hard to find. We have been in the business for over 45 years and have seen great methods and some not so great methods to accomplish the safe final product that you need for a successful well managed department.

The management of an aircraft is an interesting process. There are a number of items to monitor. Scheduling is always a factor. Maintenance is super important! Databases updates, cleaning, stocking aircraft with items that the owner specifically likes, and the list continues on. These are items that someone needs to monitor and accomplish. The new owners especially need someone to step in and help. Global Aircraft Consulting is totally aware and able to accommodate the management necessities for your new or used aircraft. We have monitored and managed aircraft for a number of years and would love to take care of your aircraft with the same attention to detail. We are prepared to do long term management locally and remotely. We travel to towns all over the United states and as far as that goes all over the world to establish to help set up a flight department and management program for the new aircraft owner.

Pilot Placement, Pilot Training, Mentoring and Contract Pilot Services

Unless you have a flight department that already exists, it’s a challenge to find a pilot to step into the organization and take the reigns of not only developing a flight department but also accepting the responsibility of piloting your aircraft. How do you begin to find someone that you can trust to fly you, your family and your employees? How do you trust someone enough to spend up to $25,000 for training in the aircraft when you don’t really know if he/she will be a good fit with your company. It really is quite an investment into something that you really don’t know much about. Is it a gamble for the new owner? Absolutely! The pilot has to have a serving heart. He or she not only have to have a character with a serving nature, but they must be articulate, detail oriented and have a special love of flying. They also have to be stable, conscientious and confident enough to change the direction when safety is compromised or evident. This is where Global Aircraft Consulting can step in and help lessen the the gamble. We have been in the industry for a long time and know what it takes to find a good fit for your company.

This of course is not a factor if you already have an established flight department with personnel in place. Your methods of doing business may have to change a bit due to the different procedures of the new aircraft but this is a minor change to the operations. Your pilots are trained in these procedures and its just a matter of incorporating them in the day to day operations. Once the training is complete whether it’s done in a simulator or in the aircraft, there is a period of time where the newly type rated pilot must fly with another pilot that has experience in the aircraft. In the airlines, they call it a line checkout where a certified check airman rides along with the new captain or copilot reinforces the procedures learned in training and provides hints, techniques and observations of how the job can be done in an efficient and safe manner.

So how do you find an airline check airman to insure that your newly trained pilots get off to a good start? These airline check airman aren’t available to the Executive jet arena so that’s where Global Aircraft Consulting steps in. We provide training services, mentoring service and contract pilot services for the new owner. The program is personalized to the new owner. Russ Bird, president of Global Aircraft Consulting, can and will provide pilot services for you. He has been flying for over 45 years in all aspects of aviation. He started at the age of 15 and was instructing by the age of 18. He started flying private jets at the age of 22 and has been actively involved with flying ever since. Russ Bird has accumulated over 22,000 hours of time in all types of aircraft form high performance gliders to Boeing 777’s. Since retiring from American Airlines in September of 2011, he specializes in Phenom 100/300 aircraft. He is in training to be a part time simulator instructor for CAE Simuflight is the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. With that said, you can immediately have a flight department developed and managed in a professional setting with methods and techniques that have been proven to be safe and efficient. GAC will continue to hold your hand through the transition period of taken in your new aircraft. We will assist with finding a pilot that you can trust and we will provide pilot services from within out staff of hand picked pilots that Russ Bird has personally flown with and trusts enough to allow them to fly his own family. Whether you need or require one pilot or two pilots, Global Aircraft consulting can populate the flight deck with a proven articulate, safe and caring individual that you will want to keep as your own pilot.

International services

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Global Aircraft Consulting, as the name suggests, is a global company with contacts thought out the world. We have traveled the world extensively and are very aware of the challenges that can be encountered within the aircraft industry. We are available for aircraft brokerage services on a world wide basis. GAC is available for delivering aircraft to countries authorized to receive aircraft. We of course specialize and personally fly the Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft and are available for delivery services for these aircraft. We are also available to your flight department for travel information concerning the logistics of flying over the North Atlantic or the Pacific or for that matter anywhere in the world that you need to go. We have personally made hundreds of crossing with destinations such as Tokyo, Moscow, Singapore, Beijing, and points throughout Europe. The North Atlantic Track systems have special rules to follow if you are traveling to Europe. Your aircraft will need special equipment. If your company so desires we are available for personal travel to insure the procedures are followed. Knowledge is power when it comes to international travel. I’m not going to pretend to have all the answers but I know how to find them. We also have access to local training facilities that can provide your flight department the professional training required to insure a successful crossing. Thank you for your interest in our Aircraft delivery and sales information. We would be honored to talk with you concerning your aircraft. Please give us a call, 817.231.0012, or go to our contact us page and supply your information and we will gladly contact you. Thank you!
Please feel free to do some further reading concerning international ops on the articles below.
Is it possible to put this Vimeo video somewhere on the international page: http://vimeo.com/88093956

NBAA Links to International travel:

http://www.nbaa.org/member/ops/cns/mnps/

US Department of Homeland Security: The Electronic Advance Passenger Information System, or eAPIS, allows you to enter or upload flight manifests online. The tutorials provided here will assist you in gaining a better understanding of how to use eAPIS correctly

  • eApis Enrollment: Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS)
  • Web Based Training: Electronic Advance Passenger Information System:

Federal Aviation Administration International Information Quick Links

  • WATRS: Western Atlantic Route System Restructuring
  • RNP 10 Separation Reduction Project
  • FAA RNP 10 Policy and Procedures FAA Order 8400.12(PDF)
  • FAA RNP-4 Oceanic and Remote Area Operations FAA Order 8400.33(PDF)
  • Web Based Training: Electronic Advance Passenger Information System:
  • ICAO Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Manual, DOC 9613(PDF)
    • FAA guidance to be used by operators and pilots planning oceanic

flights: Oceanic Operations Advisory Circular AC 91-70A:

Update on biz flying in Europe

Acquisition Services

Buying the right aircraft for your transportation requirements can be a very difficult and time consuming process. Knowing which aircraft to purchase requires specialized knowledge and experience of the market and its trends. Global Aircraft Consulting can help streamline this process and provide you with an unbiased practical solution to your travel needs. It’s so important to perform accurate research when choosing an aircraft. You need someone to investigate not only the seating capacity and range of an aircraft but the takeoff and landing performance. I have seen instances where the proud owner purchases an aircraft only to find that performance wise, he or she has made a mistake. Global Aircraft Consulting looks at a purchase from an engineering standpoint. The data is there, provided by the aeronautical engineers and should be used during the initial research. It takes a qualified and knowledgable agent to look at these details and accurately decipher whether it meets the needs of the potential buyer. We use our knowledge, experience, and accurate research to find the right aircraft for you.
Every acquisition is different; different personalities, different aircraft and different accessories on the aircraft. It’s necessary to analyze We won’t pretend to have a solution for each encounter that may be a stumbling block during the transaction but we have seen enough to know when to reach out to our friends. We have trusted alliances between individuals that have seen most every situation and have been able to accurately and peacefully resolve the issue with skill and poise. Trust, honestly

Our Acquisition Agreement allows us to do all the work for you while you have full control of the process. First, we make a formal Purchase Offer defining the basics of the purchase such as price, delivery, and pre-purchase details. Once the Purchase Offer is accepted then we proceed to a formal Purchase Agreement that further defines the terms and conditions of the purchase and the responsibilities of both the buyer and the seller. A refundable deposit is then placed with an established aircraft title company after signing an Escrow Agreement. Global Aircraft Consulting has the experience and proven contract documentation for all of these agreements. The aircraft are then placed in an authorized maintenance facility to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection. This is one of the most critical stages of the purchase and we utilize a team of technical consultants, at least one for every manufacturer, that has the technical and maintenance experience to inspect both the aircraft and the aircraft records. This technical consultant has many years of experience on any given aircraft and knows the intricacies of each. He knows where to look for problem areas and he knows the solution to these problems as well. He is just a small part of our team effort that has one goal in mind, to protect your interests at all times. Thank you for your interest in our Aircraft Acquisition information. We would be honored to talk with you concerning your desired aircraft. Please give us a call, 817.231.0012, or go to our contact us page and supply your information and we will gladly contact you. Thank you! The links below may help with some of your questions concerning acquiring an aircraft.

BUYING A BIZJET By Dave Higdon

Aircraft Sales

Selling your aircraft is a personal transaction. Whether it is the only aircraft that you have or one of a fleet of aircraft, you may feel like you are loosing a tool that has offered you freedom, comfort and personal status that you won’t have again. This transaction is not only affecting your life but your employees lives as well.

The staff at Global Aircraft understand these feelings. Trust is the key! We take great pride in having relationships with our clients that are long lasting and are based on trust. There are no hidden costs and we will work feverishly to get the very best price for any aircraft that is listed with us.

If you elect to give Global Aircraft the exclusive right to sell your aircraft, we will first get an accurate appraisal of your aircraft by micro analyzing all components. We may recommend enhancements that will bring more value to your aircraft. Our staff at Global Aircraft spend many hours analyzing the market. Staying up to date on markets not only local but throughout the world is a very time consuming and challenging endeavor. This however is the only way that we can effectively market your aircraft and bottom line getting you the best value for your asset.

Thank you for your interest in our Aircraft Sales information. We would be honored to talk with you concerning your aircraft. Please give us a call, 817.231.0012, or go to our contact us page and supply your information and we will gladly contact you. Thank you

NEW RULES FOR PERSONAL USE OF BIZJETS By Gary Horowitz

SELLING USED AIRCRAFT ABROAD By Keith Swirsky “Selling A Used Aircraft Abroad. A closer look at the unusual business issues.”

USED AIRCRAFT SALES TALES (Int’l Transactions) By Gregory Cirillo, Gary Horowitz & Cari Stinebower

PRE-OWNED AIRCRAFT SALES TRENDS (3Q 2008) By Fletcher Aldredge Top of Page

Aircraft Cost and Market Analysis

What is your new purchase really going to cost? How many times have the “Bean counters” within your company asked this question? Having an accurate accounting of what this multimillion dollar investment is going to cost is probably one of the most important fact finding missions that you need to discover. Global Aircraft Consulting has a long history of analyzing the true facts of total cost and if an unusual circumstance arises that we can’t figure it out, we know who to call on to fill the void. Please give us a call, 817.231.0012, or go to our contact us page and supply your information and we will gladly contact you. Thank you

Aircraft Ownership: BUDGETING TIPS By David Wyndham

GAMA SECOND QUARTER 2008 ANALYSIS By Mike Potts

DEALER BROKER MARKET OVERVIEWS By Dave Higdon Jet & Propjet Dealers Concur: Pre-owned market is on Air Brakes.

JETNET/AVDATA ANALYSIS By Michael Chase & Marj DeLong

Appraisal Services

Global Aircraft Consulting can take an in depth look at your aircraft and provide you with an appraisal that will place an accurate value on your aircraft. We have tools available to us that will look at all facets of your aircraft from aircraft condition, maintenance checks performed and avionics installed. The staff at Global Aircraft stay focused on the local and international markets. By staying in tune with especially the international markets, we can recommend areas of the world to focus on in the case of trying to sale your aircraft. We can provide you with a written report of the market value of your aircraft to use at your disposal.

If we can be of assistance to you to get an accurate appraisal, please give us a call, 817.231.0012, or go to our contact us page and supply your information and we will gladly contact you. Thank you

Owning versus Chartering versus Airline Ticket

Global Aircraft Consulting specializes in analyzing the cost of owning an aircraft versus chartering an aircraft or simply buying a ticket on your local airline. We can show you with a written report as to what you will be able to save by purchasing an aircraft that fits the mission requirements of your company. We have affiliations with the top aircraft CPA’s in the industry that can show you the tax benefits involved with owning an aircraft. Global Aircraft can prove to you that employee work time lost along with expenses accrued by your company by having to spend needless nights out on the road will be eradicated by owning your own company aircraft. You will no longer wonder and try to justify to the board of directors that the existence of your company aircraft is not a toy but an important tool to your organization.

Please give Global Aircraft Consulting a call at 817.231.0012 or go to our contact us page and we will show the economical benefits of purchasing a tool that best suits your travel needs. The bottom line is to make money for your company. If you are wasting your time at airports with delays out of control or spending an excess of money on hotels and other miscellaneous travel expense, please call Global Aircraft and let us analyze your companies needs. Thank you.

OWNERSHIP PROS & CONS By Keith G. Swirsky & Troy A. Rolf

International Flight Services

Global Aircraft Consulting, as the name suggests, is a global company with contacts thought out the world. We are available for listing aircraft for sale and new acquisitions for all of our International clientele. We have traveled the world extensively and are very aware of the challenges that can be encountered with aircraft transactions.

We are also available to your flight department for travel information concerning the logistics of flying over the North Atlantic or the Pacific or for that matter anywhere in the world that you need to go. We have personally made hundreds of crossing with destinations such as Tokyo, Moscow, Singapore, Beijing, and points throughout Europe. The North Atlantic Track systems have special rules to follow if you are traveling to Europe. Your aircraft will need special equipment. If your company so desires we are available for personal travel to insure the procedures are followed. We have a database of PDF files for published information from various organizations that may help in planning your next international trip. We also have access to local training facilities that can provide your flight department the professional training required to insure a successful crossing.

Thank you for your interest in our Aircraft Sales information. We would be honored to talk with you concerning your aircraft. Please give us a call, 817.231.0012, or go to our contact us page and supply your information and we will gladly contact you. Thank you!

Please feel free to do some further reading concerning international ops on the articles below.

Preparing for your first International Op by David Esler (PDF)

Flying to Mexico, Central and South America by Grant McLaren (PDF)

North Atlantic MNSP Airspace Operations Manual

NAT Concept of Operation

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