By far the greatest risk with fractional shares, or whole aircraft, is capital loss. A decade ago, most business aircraft owners could expect to lose no more than 30% of their capital, over 5-7 years. Since 2008 those losses have climbed to 70-80% across all aircraft segments.
The latest newsletter explains what industry leaders have failed to tell most of their buyers. Greater value loss is being caused by reckless numbers of new aircraft launches, far too many deliveries to major fleet and fractional operators, and a blatant disregard for your capital on the part of both fractional operators, and manufacturers, alike.
Our niche consulting firm exists to understand, using the latest market and competitive research, and advanced forecasting and demand index models, where capital risks are the highest, and the lowest. We make use of data and research that the industry has failed to undertake, because business aviation is an industry that is built upon consumer confidence!
As a former board member of Bombardier Business Aircraft, with three aircraft models designed and launched since 1998 (including the enormously popular Challenger 300), and three decades of experience running charter, aircraft management and fractional operators, Michael Riegel has a unique and comprehensive understanding of what drives business aviation, and how consumers can reduce the financial and operational risks the industry has forced upon you.
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Michael C Riegel BSc, DipM, MSc, MBA
our blog author
Michael Riegel is a business jet designer, former head of global marketing, strategic planning & product planning for industry leader, Bombardier. Riegel is also unique in that he has run highly successful businesses in the charter, fractional, whole business aircraft and bizjet management markets, making his advice, and analysis grounded in reality and not the guesswork offered by the vast majority of consultants who haven't ever been employed by leading business aviation companies..