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What to Expect When Acquiring

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Aircraft Sales, Featured Articles | 0 comments

What to Expect When Acquiring

(Part 5 of 5) What to Expect in the Purchase Process Here is a step-by-step general outline of what you can expect in the acquisition of an aircraft.  The order sometimes changes depending on the situation. 1. Ask yourself questions: What do you want?  What do you want to spend? What is your mission? etc. 2. Interview buyer’s agents to represent you, then make a decision and hire one. 3. Expect to sign an agency agreement giving the agent the exclusive right to represent you for a period of time and establishing the fee you will pay...

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Pitfalls of Aircraft Acquisition

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Aircraft Sales, Featured Articles | 0 comments

Pitfalls of Aircraft Acquisition

(Part 4 of 5) Pitfalls of Acquiring an Aircraft You’ve chosen your broker, set up your team and chosen an aircraft.  You’re well on your way, but you’re not out of the woods, yet.  Certainly there are many pitfalls in acquiring an aircraft, but these are some of the most common: Pre-purchase Inspection Just having a pre-purchase inspection performed is not enough.  You need to be certain that the inspection facility understands the make and model of the aircraft that you are buying and is on the cutting edge of current and pending...

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Aircraft Purchase FAQs

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Aircraft Sales, Featured Articles | 0 comments

Aircraft Purchase FAQs

(Part 3 of 5) Questions to Consider Before Purchasing an Aircraft You’ve made the decision to buy an aircraft, and you’ve found a great buyer’s agent / broker to help you.  Now, it’s time to ask yourself some questions; so, here’s a list to help you get started.  If you are a first-time aircraft buyer, you may not know the answers to some of these questions.  That’s okay, just use your best judgment.  Of course, these questions and your answers are just the start of the aircraft purchase process, but they will point you in...

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Finding the Right Aircraft Broker

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Aircraft Sales, Featured Articles | 0 comments

Finding the Right Aircraft Broker

(Part 2 of 5) The Key to Success Before we get into some specific questions to ask yourself, and the steps to making an aircraft purchase, let me tell you the real key to a successful transaction…hire a competent and experienced broker with an excellent reputation.  You’ll most likely refer to the broker as your “agent” or “buyer’s agent,” but “broker” and “acquisition specialist” are also common monikers.  When hiring a broker, it’s important to do your homework.  Get referrals, check out the broker’s website,...

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Aircraft Purchasing Primer

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Aircraft Sales, Featured Articles | 0 comments

Aircraft Purchasing Primer

(Part 1 of 5) As a successful business person, you’ve no doubt been involved in countless complicated high-dollar acquisitions and business deals over the years.  You’ve contemplated the effect on your business, considered the upside and covered the downside.  You’ve also consulted with your tax adviser, banker, attorney, and internal management team.  With the facts in hand and a plan in place, you proceeded with cautious optimism. When it came time to consider the purchase of an aircraft as a tool to expand your business, you...

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“Power90″ In The News!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Aircraft Sales, Featured Articles, Maintenance, News & Updates, Power90 | 0 comments

“Power90″ In The News!

On Thursday January 30, 2013 over 40,000 aviation professionals received an email from AIN (Aviation International News) announcing Smyrna Air Center’s delivery of the worlds first GE H80-powered King Air.  Please read the brief article by clicking HERE. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in upgrading your King Air or purchasing a “turn-key” H80-powered King Air, please give me a call.  The benefits of owning Smyrna Air Center’s “Power90″ King Air are very compelling.  What are they?  Call...

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Power90 Program Milestone!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Aircraft Sales, Avionics, Featured Articles, Maintenance, News & Updates, Parts, Power90, Press Releases | 0 comments

Power90 Program Milestone!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE WORLD’S FIRST GE H80-POWERED KING AIR DELIVERED –SMYRNA, TENNESSEE—December 20, 2012.  Smyrna Air Center, Inc. has delivered the world’s first King Air C90 powered by General Electric’s new H80 800 SHP engines.  A formal ribbon cutting and delivery presentation was held at Smyrna Air Center at Smyrna Airport (MQY) in Smyrna Tennessee on Thursday December 20th, 2012.  In attendance was Greg Ryan, Sales Director at GE Aviation. The aircraft, a 1974 King Air C90, LJ-627, N4447W was fitted with two brand...

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The Latest From GE!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Aircraft Sales, Avionics, Featured Articles, Maintenance, News & Updates, Power90 | 2 comments

The Latest From GE!

Check out GE’s latest newsletter!  There is a great deal of new information in it related to the H80 engine including the recent delivery of the WORLD’S FIRST GE H80-POWERED KING AIR! HERE is the link to the newsletter.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!    

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Newsletter-July 2012

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Aircraft Sales, Avionics, News & Updates, Power90 | 0 comments

Newsletter-July 2012

The NEW Smyrna Air Center Newsletter/July 2012 What’s New at The NEW Smyrna Air Center? by Blake Tumbleson, Director of Sales and Marketing blake@SmyrnaAirCenter.com * 615.459.3337 Well the short answer to this question is, EVERYTHING!   Here is a quick run down…. The NEW Smyrna Air Center!  We just re-launched our company after nearly 30 years with a promotional campaign “The NEW Smyrna Air Center!”.  So what is this about?  Read the blog at our web site www.SmyrnaAirCenter.com.  Also be sure to...

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“What’s New?”

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Aircraft Sales, FBO, Hangar/Office Leasing, Parts, Services/Facility | 0 comments

“What’s New?”

This is where you will be seeing the latest blog posts for our department. Please stay tuned, come back to this page, and let us know what you think. Our hope is that you will find our posts to be informative, helpful, entertaining, and interesting. Whether you agree, disagree, or have questions, please respond. We want to dialogue with you. We want an exchange, not just a monologue on our part. We can’t wait to hear from you! Smyrna Air Center, Inc.

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