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Published on July 19th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer


Introduction to Aircraft Appraisals and Valuation


Rob Watts, Managing Director & VP Financial Solutions, Aerotask


– Introduction to Aircraft Appraisals

• What is an Aircraft Appraisal?

• Uses of Aircraft Appraisals

• Sources of Aircraft Appraisals

• Aircraft Appraisal Community & Governance

– Key Aircraft Appraisal Definitions

• Half-life vs. Full-life Value

• Base Value

• Market Value / Current Market Value / Fair Market Value

• Distress Value, Forced Sale Value, and Liquidation Value

• Securitised Value or Lease Encumbered Value

• Salvage Value and Scrap Value

– Types Aircraft Appraisals and Valuations

• Desktop Appraisal

• Extended Desktop Appraisal

• Full Appraisal

• Comprehensive Appraisal

• Financial Appraisal

– Aircraft Appraisal and Valuation Scenarios / Case Studies

• New Aircraft

• Mid-life Aircraft

• End-of-life Aircraft

• Lease Encumbered Aircraft

– Aircraft Appraisals: Art or Science?

• Sample Size and Value Ranges

• Economic Lives

• Single Unit Sales

• Last Off the Line Effects

• Future New Technology

• Reconfiguration Costs

About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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