By: Stewart Lapayowker

Please join me and other aviation professionals in Orlando on October 28 and 29, 2012 for the NBAA’s Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference.   The conference is designed to give business aviation professionals and their advisors an opportunity to learn about federal, state and local regulations and tax changes in an interactive format….

Selling Your U.S. Registered Business Jet? Don’t Forget to EXPORT FROM THE UK!

For many years, large U.S. registered aircraft were routinely imported into the UK at a zero rate of VAT  for free circulation in the EU.  It was a relatively simple process and the cost was minimal compared with the exposure to VAT one had for operating within the EU (around 26%).  However, about 2 years ago, under pressure from the…


The 2-Minute Warning and Business Aviation

A friend of mine asked me if I watch professional basketball on TV. My knee-jerk reaction was to joke that I only watch the last 2 or 3 minutes because that’s when the game is exciting and is won.  Then it occurred to me that some think that the closing call of a business aviation transaction is where “it all…


Your Plane Will Punish You…

An article written by Mr. Lapayowker appearing in the JSSI Airways newsletter is available here Airways Article. The article addresses the benefits of a consistent maintenance program and the impact that it has on the aircraft during the re-sale process. It also contains other helpful hints.


The FAA Aircraft Registry is Closed, HOW CAN WE CLOSE?

At the last moment, the FAA announced that the registry would be closed on December 24. But we had a closing!  What do we do? In the last week of the year we often receive calls from clients that have just determined that they need to close on the purchase or sale of their aircraft by year end.  Sometimes these…