Key Considerations when Selecting an Aircraft Appraiser

Experience Only with appraisal experience comes a keen awareness of the dynamics and complexities of an aircraft valuation. This hands-on experience goes beyond textbook examples and provides an appraiser the ability to interpret each unique circumstance associated with an aircraft’s value. Therefore, experience is a key component when selecting an appraiser. Whether needing a value for buying, selling, refinancing, tax purposes, or legal issues, an appraiser who can properly evaluate one of your most valuable assets is a necessity.

Aircraft Valuation - Aviation Valuations

Aircraft valuation is a complex process that includes scrutiny of the aircraft’s diverse value points. There are many dynamics, from each aircraft’s unique status to the aviation industry impact in general, that influence the value of an aircraft; such as maintenance, engines, damage, cycle rate, exterior condition, interior condition, avionics, logbooks, regulations, market, etc. Understanding each value point and how it affects the aircraft in relation to the marketplace is paramount in aircraft valuations.

SAI brings together an unprecedented team who fully understand the many dynamic variables that affect the aviation industry, and ultimately, the aircraft value. SAI Valuations’ appraisers are accredited by the American Society of Appraisers. Additionally, SAI appraisal reports follow the designated USPAP standards for appraisals, which will give your value credibility with your intended user(s) and within the legal community. Visit Why Accreditation Matters to learn the importance of accreditation when selecting an appraiser. Whether a Turbine, Turbo Prop, Propeller or Helicopter type aircraft, the SAI professionals are dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive report and a rapid turnaround time.

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Machinery & Equipment Valuations

SAI machinery and equipment appraisers are accredited by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), whose rigorous qualifications and continuing education standards assure the highest level of professional valuation service. Visit Why Accreditation Matters to learn the importance of accreditation when selecting an appraiser.

Additionally, all SAI appraisal reports comply with USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices) which gives added value and credibility to the intended user(s) and within the legal community.

SAI offers a wide range of appraisal and valuation services nationally and worldwide for machinery & equipment and inventories. The appraisal and valuation services are utilized by banks, financial institutions, leasing companies, other appraisal companies and government entities just to name a few.

Business Valuations

It is relatively easy to determine the value of interest in a publicly traded business entity. Simply open the Wall Street Journal, locate the stock price and multiply that number by the number of shares. Determining the value of Closely Held Businesses is more challenging because of the market conditions and the industry in which it operates. The definition of a Closely Held Business is a business that is owned by relatively few stockholders (or partners) and is not publicly held, i.e., not traded on a national or local stock exchange or in the over-the-counter market.

While the actual methodology is in valuing publicly traded verses closely held businesses is very similar, there are distinct considerations that must be observed when valuing closely held businesses. Most of these considerations relate to the differentiation of ownership benefits, the quality and availability of information and the market of available buyers.

Using the most widely recognized valuation methods, SAI Valuations arrives at an opinion of the estimated value of the interest in a business entity as of a given point in time. The ownership interest valued may be a company’s common equity or the total equity of invested capital, both equity and debt.