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Accelerated Depreciation for Your Private Plane – 2011

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Did you make a buying decision on your new aircraft based on this legislation? It’s set to expire soon. Read more here.

Use Your Aircraft to do What These Companies are Doing

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Renting and leasing airplanes is becoming easier and more commonplace. Companies in the article here are successfully making headway in this field. If you are a pilot or a plane owner, use Share the Plane and your own aircraft to do exactly what these companies are doing. It’s easy and local.

It’s Time to Start Sharing

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Flying Magazine has been saying it since 2009 – shared airplane ownership is on the rise. The time for sharing has never been better, whether you are owning fractionally or just renting and leasing. Do it yourself at Share The Plane. Read the Flying article here – click.

Getting to Know Your Lease Options

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There are many options available to pilots to lease an aircraft, so it is important to get to know them if you are considering a lease. Read this primer from the Wilmington Trust to start out – click here.

Airplane Rental on the Rise

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Aircraft rental is on the rise across the nation as owners look to keep planes running and pilots look to local owners for less expensive, direct rental relationships. Read the article discussing the trend – click here.

Timeshare Classification – Another Way to Share

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In this article, the NBAA presents the FAA regulations on timeshares of aircraft. This is essentially a lease with crew to another person in exchange for “limited reimbursement.” It is another way to share a plane through leasing under Part 91. To read the full article and see additional resources, click here.

Don’t Forget About the Tax Advantages of Leasing

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Many people think that the only tax and depreciation benefits in aviation come with owning an aircraft. Many of these benefits and quite a few others are available to you through leasing. Read about the tax benefits for aircraft leasing companies in this overview prepared by Jackson & Wade – click here.

Aircraft Fractional Ownership

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Another post from the NBAA, this is information on the background of fractional ownership (first occurring in 1986) and rulemaking. Following the article is a list of resources for fractional aircraft ownership, including financial considerations. Read the full article here.

Aircraft Leasing Resources

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Leasing an aircraft can be an alternative to purchase for a variety of reasons ranging from practicality to cash flow. There are many different options for leasing planes that all have their own benefits.

We found a great article well worth the read on this subject as well as additional resources, go ahead and read the article posted on the NBAA site.

 

Fractional Regulations

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With fractional aircraft ownership on the rise the FAA has created a committee (FOARC) to offer guidance in respect to fractional ownership programs. Their initial recommendations were posted on February 23, 2000 and can be found by following this link to the NBAA website.