January 31, 2022
Meet Team Guardian Jet: Casey Crafton
Whether your fleet consists of one aircraft or ten, better fleet planning leads to better execution. Guardian Jet’s fleet plans are living, reviewable documents. There are steps you can take when managing your asset that will result in substantial savings.
An aircraft is not your typical investment vehicle seeing as it doesn’t make you money. When you initiate fleet planning with Guardian Jet, we look at your aircraft as an asset in your portfolio. We implement a fleet plan that is coordinated with your corporate strategy and the aviation market, which allows you to save millions of dollars.
In this article we will discuss:
Like any other asset in a portfolio, our asset management team wants to make sure you have a plan. Fleet planning is one of the Five Pillars of Guardian Jet’s philosophy, and our process is fully collaborative with you and your flight department.
Fleet planning comes down to a few key concepts. Firstly, determining which aircraft model is best suited for your needs. Deciding how many aircraft you’ll need to accomplish your goals. Locating the appropriate airport to base your aircraft. Finally, you want to calculate the optimal time to trade your aircraft. Guardian Jet approaches these factors from three different scopes.
Guardian Jet conducts fleet planning in a collaborative effort with your flight department. When you allocate capital into your fleet plan, you want you to be able to see the value it brings to your business. Guardian Jet approaches planning from three different lenses:
Financial projections are how Guardian Jet separates itself. The consulting team will simplify budgeting with customized aviation analytics. Tracking and analyzing all the details in your plan and specific aircraft markets, will help us craft the best possible fleet plan. Guardian Jet wants to fully align ourselves with your vision and strategy.
Once the plan is established, you have a foundation for managing your assets. Guardian Jet’s fleet plans are living documents, meant to be reviewed and capable of being renewed.
Monitoring the performance of your fleet plan is the key to asset management. You may not be looking to replace your assets for a number of years. However, combing through your fleet plan frequently will ensure that the plan is still relevant to your mission.
Guardian Jet’s evaluation of your fleet plan is ongoing. Guardian Jet reviews your plan from those same three perspectives: Operational, Financial, and Strategic. There are two types of reviews that Guardian Jet utilizes:
Looking at your fleet plan in a different light may be beneficial in an opportunity driven period of time. Is right now the best time to make a change? You won’t have that answer without the proper monitoring of your fleet plan, and always being ready to sell means your asset will be faster and for more money when the time is right. The results from your review will prompt a response on whether you should continue forward with the plan or modify it.
The success of your fleet planning will guide the actions you take over the life of your asset. There are four possible outcomes from reviewing your fleet plan. Those outcomes are:
Over the course of five years, Guardian Jet’s Asset Management Team will collaborate with your flight department and treasury team. Together, we will analyze opportunity-driven decisions. You will receive a personalized Vault. With the Vault, you have direct access to all your fleet planning information, at every hour of the day, updated in real-time.
While you stay up to date with your Vault, Guardian Jet will help you track current fair market values, replacement values,market conditions, and an archive of fleet plans, customized reports, and asset management documents. Keeping these in mind and making incremental changes to your fleet plan can help you get the most out of the capital you invest in your fleet. Additionally, our five-year aircraft asset management program enables you to:
Revisiting your fleet plan on a regular basis is crucial to actively managing your aircraft assets. By frequently analyzing your plan, Guardian Jet had a firm grasp on the direction of your organization. Fleet planning truly becomes asset management when it is repeated, and this is where Guardian Jet can help save you money.
Guardian Jet wants to manage the asset in your portfolio as wisely as possible. The asset management team can help you evaluate the right time to buy and the right time to sell, because that is where millions of dollars can be saved. Looking at the aircraft in your fleet plan as an asset in a portfolio will open you up to opportunistic savings.Contact Guardian Jet
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