McKay Aircraft Expertise + Management
Certified Appraisal & Value Forecasting
Welcome to McKay Aircraft Expertise + Management
where we are passionate not only about aircraft, but in supporting our bank clients and high net worth business clients worldwide in finding the perfect aircraft for their needs. Led by Rachel McKay, a licensed aircraft engineer, pilot, and business economist with over 40 years of experience, our company is renowned for its professional and personalized aircraft search and appraisal services.
At McKay Aircraft Expertise + Management, we go the extra mile to ensure that our clients have a hassle-free experience. Our state-of-the-art technology and extensive knowledge of aircraft from leading manufacturers enable us to find the finest business aircraft options with the best value for our clients.
We take pride in our strong reputation and credentials, including membership in major industry associations and Rachel McKay's appointment as Senior Aircraft Appraiser and a Publicly Sworn Aircraft Expert Witness by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Rachel also serves as the Chairwoman of the German Aviation Expert Association (GAEA).
We want to make your experience on our website as engaging as possible. That's why we've included detailed information about the wide range of aircraft we have experience with, including models from Airbus, BAe, Boeing, Bombardier, Textron Aviation (Cessna & Hawker Beechcraft), Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Shorts, and Pilatus.
We take pride in offering competitive pricing, exceptional customer service, and exclusive access to certain aircraft models, such as commercial airliner jets and specific military trainer or transport aircraft. This sets us apart from the competition and ensures that we can find the perfect aircraft solution for you.
Explore our website to learn more about how McKay Aircraft Expertise + Management can support you in finding the perfect business aircraft for your needs
Use our hands-on approach at the hangar level
The McKay method is a systematic process for managing the purchase, registration, delivery, and transfer of ownership of aircraft, as well as the potential repossession of them. This includes reviewing records and inspecting the aircraft to ensure the accuracy of appraisals and assessments, such as depreciation calculations for financing. The goal of these services is to provide a thorough evaluation of the aircraft.
Let's discuss in person the characteristics your prospective private plane must have, including the way it should be operated.
Der McKay Unternehmenszweck in Kürze:
In a nutshell, the purpose of the McKay business:
All dies gemäß dem McKay-Credo:
All this according to the McKay Credo:
„Sei wahrhaftig — arbeite mit Bedacht und schaue auf das Ergebnis.“
„Be true — work wisely and look to the outcome.“
“Inventory of pre-owned business aircraft is rising, while values are declining”
March 18th, 2023
" Up to December 2022, the number of pre-owned business aircraft has been slowly increasing. As a result, asking prices have stabilized, and some are even going down. It is crucial for sellers to stay informed of current value trends and adjust their expectations accordingly. Even though there is a lot of interest in pre-owned business jets, sellers need to be aware of the growing competition and the possibility that the value of their jets will drop in the near future. It is important for sellers to be prepared to adapt as market conditions change."
" Assessing the value of an aircraft is a complex and specialized task that requires a thorough understanding of the industry and access to current market information. The current market conditions, which have been affected by the aftermath of COVID-19, developing conflicts, and inflation, make pricing an aircraft particularly challenging. It requires taking into account various factors such as the expectations of sellers and buyers, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the market. A successful aircraft appraiser must not only possess technical expertise but also possess perseverance and a commitment to staying informed about market trends. Without these attributes, it can be difficult to provide consistent and accurate appraisals over time."