Aircraft Sellers Gather
A group representing the people who buy and sell used turbine aircraft is meeting this week in Dallas and there's bound to be some lively discussion. "These are extraordinary times for the industry," said Susan Sheets, president of the National Aircraft Resale Association. ""We have met economic downturns in the past and prevailed, but we now face uncharted waters. NARA is well positioned to bring the experts together to discuss a new paradigm for conducting business in this difficult environment." The title of the conference is Challenges and Opportunities Ahead: The Aircraft Sales Industry in the Next Six Months.
About 80 companies and a total of 180 people representing finance, dealers and management companies will attend the gathering in Dallas Feb. 25-26. Among the topics under discussion is the availability of credit and how the criteria for lending money have changed. There will also be discussions on cost-cutting.