tangible asset valuations

Led by ISTAT Certified Appraisers with decades of industry experience, mba’s Valuation Team has earned its reputation as a world leader in asset valuations for a variety of clients, both public and private.  Considering each and every client as its most important relationship, mba delivers accurate asset valuations while remaining available for conference and discussion whenever necessary.

  • Over 4,000 asset appraisals performed each year
  • ISTAT Certified Appraisers
  • Extensive experience with EETC & ABS portfolios
  • Proprietary aircraft ranking model
Working alongside lessors, airlines, financial institutions, manufacturers, and private investors, mba’s team is equipped to provide a variety of valuation solutions adhering to ISTAT’s definitions and code of ethics. A sample of these solutions includes EETC and ABS transactions, quarterly or semi-annual fleet portfolio valuations, VIP configuration and conversion costs, part-out values, and calculation of a damaged asset’s long-term value impact. In addition to appraisals, each quarter, the team publishes the Future Aircraft Values redbook including Current Base and Market Values for 120+ widebody, narrowbody, regional, and turboprop aircraft. These widely trusted values are the base of every appraisal conducted by mba. Fixed Wing

 

Capitalizing on its in-house helicopter experts, mba provides physical inspections and appraisals on a variety of helicopter classes, with a strong focus on Off-Shore, SAR, Utility, and Tourism. Considering green costs, conversion costs, and possible distressed market situations, mba’s team prepares a comprehensive analysis of the market and the value of the asset. Rotor Wing

 

Whether a part of a portfolio or as a one-off sale, mba’s team regularly provides airplane engine in airport its clients with insight into current market transaction prices and conditions. This insight, along with mba’s Future Aircraft Values redbook engine values, provides a detailed analysis to ensure understanding of the value of the asset. Engines

 

Given the nature of the aviation industry, mba has reviewed numerous leases for LCCs, legacy carriers, startups, charter airlines, and other operators worldwide. Clients in the market to purchase lease encumbered portfolios value mba’s lease review and analysis solution, which compares each lease term to industry standard practice. mba’s team provides a report including detailed outcomes of a comparison of lease rates, return conditions, and cash compensation. Leases

 

appraisal options

A Desktop Appraisal is one which is still characterized by the absence of any on-site inspection of the aircraft or review of its maintenance records.  It is based upon assumed aircraft condition and maintenance status or information provided to the appraiser or from the appraiser’s own database.  A desktop appraisal would normally provide a value for a mid-time, mid-life aircraft.
An Extended Desktop Appraisal is one which is still characterized by the absence of any on-site inspection of the aircraft or its maintenance records, but does include consideration of maintenance status information that is provided to the appraiser from the client, aircraft operator, or in the case of a second opinion, possibly from another appraisers report.  An Extended Desktop Appraisal would normally provide a value that includes adjustments from the mid-time, mid-life baseline to account for the actual maintenance status of the aircraft.
A Full Appraisal is one that includes an inspection of the aircraft and its maintenance records.  This inspection is aimed solely at determining the overall condition of the aircraft and records to support the value opinions of the appraiser, and would not, for example, include opening of inspection panels on the aircraft or a detailed review of record archives.  A Full Appraisal would normally provide a value that includes adjustments from the mid-time, mid-life baseline to account for the actual maintenance status of the aircraft, and possibly other adjustments to reflect the findings of the inspection of the aircraft and its records.
A Comprehensive Appraisal is one that includes a detailed inspection of the aircraft and records.  Sufficient detail is required, for example, to insure that the records are in sufficiently good order to allow for the re-registration of the aircraft in a different country.
A Financial Appraisal is one that determines the value of an aircraft to an investor based upon the income earning potential from its lease and residual value.  A Financial Appraisal may be done in conjunction with either a Desktop or a Full Appraisal.

the mba difference

mba considers each and every client as its most important relationship.  This approach affords clients with direct access to mba’s analysts and management throughout the duration of every project.  Ensuring each client has a clear understanding of the value of its assets is a top priority.