Financing, Insurance and Taxes

Issues regarding financing of aircraft; aviation insurance; tax issues for aircraft operators; new companies and people in the aviation financing and insurance industries.

September 21, 2007 - 6:28am

EPG Insurance introduced a out-of-warranty maintenance plan that the company said covers almost all unscheduled repairs on small business jets and turboprops. The coverage plan, called Av-Guard, is restricted to aircraft that sell for $3 million or less. It is effective for 12 months or 500 hours of operation, whichever occurs first.

November 29, 2006 - 6:33am

Tronair, manufacturer of ground support equipment for a range of users including general aviation and corporate aircraft operators, has acquired JETporter, a major player in the aircraft towing industry.

The products of the two companies are complementary, as EBACE visitors will quickly discover by visiting Booth No. 1213.

October 17, 2006 - 11:08am

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is urging Congress to resist all attempts to “raid” the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, including airline industry calls for new tax breaks, and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) reiterated its preference for having general aviation contribute to the fund through taxes on aviation fuels.

September 26, 2006 - 2:15pm

Conklin & de Decker part owner Nel Sanders-Stubbs, for years the NBAA’s prime source of tax knowledge and expertise, gave Conklin & de Decker aircraft acquisition planning seminar attendees some insights on what to expect in the way of federal passenger excise taxes as well as state sales, use and registration levies.

September 26, 2006 - 2:12pm

Taxes–when, where, how and why they must be paid–and how to avoid them captured a major share of attention among the users and providers of business aircraft transportation attending the fifth annual Conklin & de Decker aircraft acquisition planning seminar in Scottsdale, Ariz., this fall.

September 13, 2006 - 11:53am

McKinney Aerospace, apparently struggling with financial problems, closed its doors in July, putting some 70 employees out of work. The refurbishment and avionics upgrade provider had been a resident at Collin County Regional Airport north of Dallas since opening its doors.

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