Corporate Aviation

Corporate aviation represents a sizeable capital investment and significant budget expenditure, and in today’s difficult economic environment corporate aircraft operations are being scrutinised.

Many flight department and/or corporate travel managers are being asked to justify travel arrangements to the Board of Directors. Budgets are being cut and managers encouraged to seek ways of optimising the use of existing assets as well as to evaluate the potential need for changes in fleet composition and utilisation.

Yet despite these challenges, corporate aircraft often represent the only viable means of meeting mission objectives.

Within this context, Skyblue carries out independent corporate travel analyses, providing companies the means of implementing optimum travel programmes from both an operational and economic standpoint.

Optimum Travel Strategy

Companies considering the alternative to airline travel can call upon Skyblue to conduct a thorough and objective analysis of the options. Consultants will look at global corporate travel needs, analyse the expected utilisation and mission profiles, identify suitable aircraft types, and then recommend an optimum implementation strategy:  on-demand charter, purchase of block hours, fractional ownership, or outright ownership (or any combination of these).

Aircraft Acquisition Services

When you are looking to acquire a new or pre-owned aircraft, we will conduct a worldwide market search to identify the best possible opportunities in the market place to acquire an aircraft best suited to your mission and budget, at the best possible price. Our acquisition expertise includes:

  1. Pricing and valuation of pre-owned aircraft
  2. Maintenance and inspection issues
  3. Contract terms
  4. Deposit structures
  5. New aircraft pricing negotiation
  6. Negotiation of liquidated damages
  7. Privacy protection

Please click Aircraft Acquisition Services to know more

Flight Department Set-up

Should the decision be made to own and operate, Skyblue can source the aircraft, and then assist in setting up the new flight department. This may involve definition of organisational structure and management qualifications, recruitment and training, and preparation of flight manuals. Skyblue can also manage the aircraft on behalf of the owner/lessee if requested.

Please click  Aircraft Management to know more.