New Tax Reform Allows For 100% Expensing of Pre-Owned Aircraft Purchases

The 2017 Tax Reform bill was signed into law on December 22, 2017. Under the previous tax rules, businesses were only allowed a 50% bonus depreciation deduction for new aircraft purchases. Now with the Reform, both factory-new and pre-owned aircraft are now eligible for a 100% bonus depreciation if placed into service after September 27, 2017 and before January 1, 2023 (January 1, 2024 for longer production period aircraft). After 2022, the bonus deprecation becomes 80%, phasing down 20% every year thereafter until 2026 (2027 for longer production period aircraft).

This change can result in huge tax saving for businesses in the coming years. It also makes buying pre-owned aircraft a lucrative alternative to buying new. As new aircraft prices have skyrocketed over the past decade, the Tax Reform gives opportunity for massive savings by simply purchasing older aircraft.

In this environment, it could be expected that pre-owned aircraft values will start rising, making 2018 the best time to acquire new aircraft.

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SkyQuest International Announces Q4 2017 Aircraft Sales



SkyQuest International Announces Q4 2017 Aircraft Sales

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA – Monday, January 8, 2018 – SkyQuest International, LLC is pleased to announce several aircraft sales for the last quarter of 2017.

  • Two (1) Cessna 208s, including…
    • One (1) Supervan 900 Amphibian (Serial Number 208-00301) sold on behalf of Blue Aircraft/Taquan Air (USA) to Robert Troegele & Robert Fahrenschon GbR (Germany).
    • One (1) 208B Grand Caravan (Serial Number 208B-0657) purchased from ISR Aviation, LLC (USA) on behalf of ACC Integrated Services, Inc. (USA)
  • One (1) Fairchild SA227-AC Metro IIIB (Serial Number AC-754B) sold on behalf of Apache Aviation (USA) to Castle Aviation (USA)
  • One (1) CASA CN-235-10 (Serial Number 235-007) sold on behalf of AAR Airlift Group (USA) to a private buyer.
    One (1) Shorts SD3-30-200 (Serial Number SH3103) sold on behalf of Bank of Utah (USA) to Pegase Airdrop Logistics International (France).

“In light of a great fourth quarter in 2017, a healthy pipeline of current mandates with several aircraft already under contract, and a great team of experienced aircraft sales and marketing professionals, I expect 2018 to be a banner year for us,” said Greg Melang, President & CEO of SkyQuest International.

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About SkyQuest International, LLC
SkyQuest International is a leading global aircraft sales, remarketing, acquisition and appraisal firm. Their knowledge and integrity in the secondary aircraft market as exclusive agents is reflected by decades of experience. SkyQuest International serves operators, lenders, leasing companies and asset management groups on a global scale and has a vast inventory of previously owned aircraft available. Visit their web site at for more information.

For more information, contact:

Rick Perry
Marketing & General Manager
SkyQuest International, LLC
2715 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem NC 27106  USA
✈Office +1-336-722-1616
✈Fax +1-336-722-1655