Our appraisers are certified by the Professional Aircraft Appraisal Organization PAAO, the organization which sets the standard for industry wide aircraft valuation, to provide the most precise information. The appraisers at Cristobal Aircraft Brokerage conduct a thorough on-site inspection of the aircraft interior, exterior, a review of all logbooks and historical records , and an extensive computer database research provided by the PAAO, which is updated daily.
Aircraft buyers, sellers, lending institutions, legal firms, accountants, insurance companies and government agencies use the services we provide because timely and accurate information is such a vital part of every aircraft value related business decision. This information is not available with online, blue book or Vref valuations.
We also uphold the standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. USPAP are the accepted standards for professional appraisers in North America.
An aircraft due for a major overhaul is worth considerably less than one recently overhauled. Aircraft that have a history of damage certainly have less value than an aircraft with a clean history. The PAAO appraisal process and software objectively assesses the value of components, including the routine maintenance and damage history.
Not only are there thousands of avionics types, manufacturers, and model combinations, but they differ widely in value. It is not uncommon for the value of avionics between two aircraft to differ by $100,000 or more. The PAAO process does it right.
Not only affects how the aircraft looks, it affects the aircraft’s value. Paint quality affects the aircraft performance as well as the aircraft appearance. The PAAO always takes this into consideration.
The engine is the most critical part of the aircraft. Requiring routine maintenance and overhauls, engines are costly to maintain. The PAAO database is constantly updated to provide current values of thousands of engine configurations and overhaul costs. Together with the current maintenance status of the aircraft’s engines, we are able to assess the engine’s contribution to the value of the aircraft.
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