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Keep Your Aircraft At Peak Performance


Why is it good business to keep your aircraft up to date?

Your aircraft is a major personal and/or corporate asset. When a decision is made to upgrade or repair your airframe or avionics, it is imperative that the work be done “cost effectively”, and, “the right way”.

“Repairing or updating  Avionics or Airframe? Adding after-market options?”  “Make sure it’s done right.” -Ben Shirazi

Maintaining and repairing your aircraft can be a major expense and has to be considered within the overall valuation of each aircraft and program. All decisions come down to the “bottom line”  and are calculated into the cost of  owning and/or running your fleet or personal aircraft.

As with maintaining any other asset, it is important to choose a company with a history of success and impeccable credentials to perform your repairs and/or upgrades or after-market add-ons.  Though it can be tempting to save money by choosing the least expensive alternative, is not always the best choice, and by using FAA approved PMA (Parts Manufacturer Approval) parts when your aircraft is in need of repair, updates or even when you want to add aftermarket options, it could come with unanticipated  “cost overruns” and even may invalidate your current warranties if ‘compliance’ was not checked before starting work.
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The FANS Upgrade

The FANS Upgrade and Keeping Your Aircraft Compliant

For many of our SmartJets clients, understanding the importance or benefits of the Future Air Navigation System or FANS can get complicated by the detailed and technical language associated with the publication of the information. Most of our owners and/or clientele just want the “bottom line” explanation for “What is it?” and “What does it mean to me?”

Bottom Line?  The FANS system offers not only improved safety but additionally offers access to better and more direct routing, which in turn can save time, fuel, and even reduce number of stopovers on longer flights. Below, we have encapsulated the information about the FANS updates, benefits, and due dates for compliance in a more ‘reader’  friendly synopsis, which is not intended to be the sole source of information. As always, you should rely on your own maintenance department or other professional technical support personnel for information and planning for your upgrades.

Call our SmartJets team   … we are ready to work with you.

Future Air Navigation System/(FANS) 1/A+ solutions replaces the current system of  “verbal position reports” (using HF radio communications) which can be unreliable and hard to understand.

The FANS system offers automatic satellite-based text position reports delivered directly to air traffic control from the aircraft’s onboard Flight Management System (FMS) and DataLink system. This method of communicating flight information can reduce operating costs, as it allows for more direct routing, and increases safety by decreasing possible misunderstanding of “verbal position reports”.  A majority of commercial aircraft have used the FANS 1/A+ for decades, while only a small percentage of business jet aircraft have had the system available. Now, changing regulations will have business jet aircraft equipped with and gaining the benefits of the FANS system. Read more

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Maintaining Asset Value

Keep your aircraft at peak performance and comfort!

“It’s good business,” says Ben Shirazi.

Your aircraft is a major financial asset and keeping it in “top shape” protects its value and eventual marketability..

The Business/Private jet industry is moving forward and now is a great time to be an owner, in the market or just getting into private flying.  Whether you want a new jet, to upgrade your present aircraft or want to enter the market with a pre-owned aircraft, a new interior and avionics upgrade will add immeasurable value but only if it is done to the most exacting standards and is also ‘cost effective’.

A new refurbishment: interior, exterior, avionics or all three, will add increased value to your asset. Like any change or update, you only get a good return if the job is done correctly and to your specifications and design.

If your intention is to sell or trade, we can tell you how to maximize the market appeal of your aircraft, with the appropriate upgrades and value added changes, and in doing so, get you the best price on that trade or sale. If, however, it is your intention to refurbish your aircraft for your own continued enjoyment, then the options become more defined by what your concept for your maximum comfort and convenience should be.  In either case, you want to find a company (VIP Completions) that can deliver a designer, quality interior at a best price. A company that can interpret your design ideas and custom measure every component to your exact standard, and one that uses the best designer materials and can have your personal touches added such as logos, and custom carpet.

The jet aircraft market is no different than the luxury real estate or yacht market, that is to say you would not have your “high-end” real estate or “mega yacht” finished to contractor basic standards so why would you trust your jet to anyone less than the best?  VIP Completions has a long and well-deserved  reputation in aircraft completions. We deliver the finest interiors at the best cost and work to meet your exacting standards and deadlines.


SmartJets and VIP Completions customers know the intrinsic value of an aircraft updated and maintained to exacting standards.