Unlocking Aircraft Appraisal Excellence: NAFA & ASA’s Dynamic Program Soars in Tucson

HERNDON, Va.Feb. 20, 2024PRLog — NAFA and ASA are pleased to announce the NAFA/ASA Aircraft Appraisal Continuing Education Program, scheduled for April 16, 2024, at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass in Tucson, AZ.

This annual event is the ultimate hub for cutting-edge insights into equipment valuation.

Jointly sponsored by NAFA and ASA, this 1-day program offers aviation professionals critical updates on trends in aircraft appraisal and an overview of best practices. Whether a seasoned appraiser or new to the field, participants will gain valuable insights into the factors shaping the aircraft appraisal process across various markets.

The program includes a diverse range of sessions featuring expert presenters:

  • Update from ASA Headquarters by Richard Berkemeier, ASA, International Past President
  • Business Aircraft Market Update & Analysis by Phil Winters, IADA Chairman
  • Helicopter Market Update by Richard Hart, ASA, Senior Appraiser, Hart Aircraft Appraisal, LLC
  • Helicopter Valuation Case Study by Dr. Vitaly Guzhva, Ph.D., ASA, Professor, College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Expert Witness Preparation for ASA Members by Dr. Robert E. Gallagher, Ph.D., ASA, Aircraft Systems Group, Inc., and Dr. Vitaly Guzhva, Ph.D., ASA
  • Understanding Computerized Maintenance Tracking from the Appraiser’s Perspective by Mark Steinbeck, Chief Commercial Officer, JSSI Maintenance Software, and George Kleros, ASA, SVP, JSSI Advisory Services
  • Advanced Air Mobility and Electrification: An Interview with Cyrus Sigari, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, UP. Partners (invited), moderated by David Crick, ASA, International Past President

The event also provides an opportunity for ASA Members to earn eight hours of continuing education, covering Ethics, USPAP updates, and an array of relevant topics.

Platinum Event Sponsors: AIC Title Service, Embraer, Flying Finance, AirFleet Capital Inc, Aero Asset, Insured Aircraft Title Service, LLC.

“This program is a unique opportunity for aviation professionals to gain comprehensive insights into the evolving landscape of aircraft appraisal. We’ve curated a lineup of sessions and presenters that cater to both seasoned appraisers and those new to the field, providing a powerful overview of critical considerations in the appraisal process,” said program chairman, Louis Seno, ASA.

For more information or to register for the NAFA/ASA Continuing Education Program, visit ASA online at https://bit.ly/3S44rtQ or call (800) 272-8258.

ASA is a world-renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession. As the oldest and only major appraisal organization that represents all appraisal specialists, ASA is dedicated to providing the highest possible standards in all areas of ethics, professionalism, education, and designation criteria. For more information about ASA, the ASA designation program for appraisers, or their free Find an Appraiser Referral System, visit www.appraisers.org or call (800) 272-8258.

Hong Kong – Results of C919 Aircraft Flight Demonstration in Hong Kong Photo Competition announced (with photos)

Results of C919 Aircraft Flight Demonstration in Hong Kong Photo Competition announced (with photos)


     The C919 Aircraft Flight Demonstration in Hong Kong Photo Competition, jointly organised by the Transport and Logistics Bureau (TLB) and the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), has been successfully concluded. The AAHK announced today (January 26) the results of the competition.

     A spokesman for the TLB said, “The competition received enthusiastic responses and attracted over 800 entries. The entries fully showcased the style and different views of the home-developed civil aircraft C919 flying over Hong Kong.”

     In view of the C919 aircraft visit to Hong Kong in December last year, the competition aimed at encouraging the general public to experience first-hand the flight demonstration by the C919 aircraft at the harbourfront of Victoria Harbour, witness the country’s important milestone in the aviation manufacturing industry and capture the best moments of the C919 aircraft soaring over Hong Kong for the first time with photos.

     There are champion, first runner-up, second runner-up honours and 50 merit awards in the competition. Each awardee will receive from the AAHK two round-trip air tickets departing from Hong Kong to designated destinations. The list of winners and their winning photos are available on the AAHK’s website: www.hongkongairport.com/en/C919photos.page.

     The TLB once again thanked the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd for their full support in arranging the visit of the home-developed C919 and ARJ21 aircraft to Hong Kong. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will continue to seize national development opportunities and consolidate and enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international aviation hub.

Hong Kong – C919 aircraft fly-past over Victoria Harbour (with photos/video)

C919 aircraft fly-past over Victoria Harbour (with photos/video)


     The flight demonstration of home-grown aircraft C919 over Victoria Harbour concluded successfully this morning (December 16).

     The C919 took off from the south runway of the Hong Kong International Airport at 10.26am and overflew Victoria Harbour twice from west to east at altitudes of 1 500ft and 1 000ft respectively. It finally landed on the south runway at 11.33am.

     Against the iconic Hong Kong skyline, the home-grown aircraft of C919 soared and made its debut appearance over Victoria Harbour. The historic moment was witnessed by members of the public and tourists who lined both sides of Victoria Harbour to admire the fly-past.

     After the flight demonstration, representatives from the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC), manufacturer of the C919 and the ARJ21 aircraft, were invited to meet and interact with more than 300 young people at the Civil Aviation Department Headquarters. During the event, the representatives from COMAC introduced the development history of the C919 and the ARJ21 aircraft, as well as the stories in obtaining the airworthiness certificates of the two aircraft. The pilots of the C919 aircraft also shared their valuable flying experiences with the participants. The question-and-answer session was warmly received by young participants and they were profoundly inspired by the country’s successful development of the two aircraft.

     The Director-General of Civil Aviation, Mr Victor Liu, was very glad about the successful flight demonstration of the C919 aircraft today. Mr Liu expressed his utmost honour and pride in witnessing the C919 aircraft flying over Hong Kong skies and once again extended his heartfelt gratitude to the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the COMAC for their unwavering support in arranging the visit of the domestic aircraft duo of C919 and ARJ21 to Hong Kong. Mr Liu believed that this event would undoubtedly enhance the knowledge and enthusiasm in national aviation development of young people in Hong Kong, inspire them with the country’s innovative spirit, and eventually cultivated local aspirants of the aviation industry.

2023 ASA Aircraft Asset Management Special Event Presenters Announced

HERNDON, Va.Sept. 11, 2023PRLog — ASA announces the presenters for the 2023 ASA Aircraft Management Special Event to be held October 15, 2023 at the Wheelhouse at The LINQ in Las Vegas, NV prior to the NBAA-BVCE.

The presenters will include:

Delray Dobbins leads Sales and Global Strategy for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™), an engine maintenance program for the corporate jet segment. Since joining the company in May 2018, Delray has worked closely with business jet customers, industry influencers, and other key stakeholders to continue to enhance P&WC’s ESP maintenance program offerings.

George Kleros is a Senior Vice President at Jet Support Services headquartered in Chicago, IL.  Responsible for Strategic Event Management and Fleet Management.  He has been actively involved in business and general aviation in various capacities for more than 38 years. He is an accredited ASA Senior Appraiser, holds an FAA Power Plant and Airframe rating which he received in 1987 and an Inspector Authorizing since 1989.

Greg Ryan is a Senior Sales Director for GE OnPoint services, CT7 ECMP and North American Turboprop sales. Before his current role, Greg had worked for Pratt & Whitney Canada for over 8 years as a Field Service Representative where he supported all PWC powerplant platforms operating in Central America and back up for OEM airframe facilities in FL.

Zach Ungerleider is an MSP Sales Manager for Honeywell, responsible for MSP Engine sales for the United States, Canada & APAC regions. He is a certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic and Instrument rated pilot. In 2001 Zach received a private pilot and instrument rating through the FAA, and in 2014 a FAA Airframe and Powerplant rating.

Preston Brunswig is the director of ProAdvantage, headquartered in Wichita, KS. Preston and his team spot and source parts needed to keep aircraft serviced and compliant, all while helping to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and optimize the resale value of client’s aircraft. Their ProAdvantage program allows clients to accurately budget for their maintenance costs and save with long-term price protection.

Guillaume Landrivon is the Vice President of Smart Services and Programs at Bombardier Aviation. He is responsible for the largest power-by-the-hour program in Business Aviation with more than 1,600 aircraft enrolled. His mandate is to continue to develop, sell and manage this nose-to-tail program available for Learjets, Challengers and Globals around the world. Before his current role, he spent 20 years at Dassault Aviation where he held various Executive positions in the field of Customer Relations, Field Services and Spare Parts.

Bob Fantozzi is a Senior Manager of Spares Sales and Customer Service at Dassault Falcon Jet. Bob has worked for Dassault Falcon Jet for over 37 years, gaining extensive experience in improving the spare parts market share and overall yearly sales through the building, training and managing of a direct sales force and alternate sales distribution channel, all while improving customer service.

Register or learn more here: https://bit.ly/44N3Guf

Proceeding the event, ASA will also be presenting at the NBAA-BACE on October 17, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The session is entitled Aircraft Valuation: Changing Values in a Changing Market and will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, N255. For more details, visit https://bit.ly/463SIkm.

Japan – Honda Aircraft Company Announces Plan to Commercialize New Light Jet

Honda Aircraft Company today announced that it will commercialize the HondaJet 2600 Concept, an all-new light jet that was first introduced at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE).

New Light Jet *Image for illustration purposes only

The company also said it will target type certification in 2028 for the new light jet, which represents a new product line for Honda Aircraft Company and will be offered alongside its existing very light jet model, the HondaJet Elite II.

Additionally, based on the commitment of Honda Aircraft Company to reducing carbon emissions, the new light jet will deliver unparalleled fuel efficiency, with up to 20% better fuel efficiency compared to typical light jets, and over 40% better fuel efficiency than medium-sized jets during a typical mission.

“The commercialization of our new light jet represents Honda’s next chapter of skyward mobility, which further expands the potential of people’s lives,” said Hideto Yamasaki, President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. “By building on the expertise behind our technological innovations, we will accelerate the development of the program with sustainability a key element throughout.”

Honda Aircraft Company has identified critical suppliers for the new light jet, entering into strategic supplier agreements with Aernnova for aerostructures and components, Garmin for avionics, Spirit AeroSystems for the fuselage, and Williams International for engines. Honda Aircraft Company is finalizing engineering designs for the new light jet, with fabrication activities underway.

For inquiries, please visit HondaJet.com.

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