About Us

Southern Aircraft Sales Ltd (SASL) was established in 1999. It has reputation internationally in the business of aircraft and helicopter sales, valuation and market advisory. 
SASL serves aircraft and helicopter owners, operators, agents, brokers, dealers and insurers worldwide. It is also the creator/operator of HANGAR 247 / Global Aircraft Market.

SASL caters for most things in general aviation, from a $10,000 microlight to a $10 Million business jet including:
  • Fixed wing aircraft (single+multi-engine / piston, turbo-prop and jet)
  • Helicopters (piston+turbine)
  • Utility aircraft (parachute/Ag/survey/towplanes)
  • Gliders and sailplanes
  • Amphibious and floatplanes
  • Warbirds and classics (piston+jet)
  • Competition and aerobatic
  • Microlights
  • Light sport and amateur built
  • Fleet disposals
  • Hangars and airparks
SASL is not just another marketing company, the business is owned and operated by experienced pilots and aircraft owners and since its founding SASL has either transacted, valued or appraised over 5000 aircraft and helicopters worldwide.

Click through to the valuations page to view the range of fixed wing and helicopter types and equipment that we have experience with.

Over the years SASL has been affiliated with these industry associations: Aviation Industry Association (AIA), Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Sport Aircraft Association and NZ Institute of Plant & Machinery Valuers (Aviation).

Our History

SASL was founded on a part time basis by Mr Justin P. Sollitt in 1999 in Christchurch, New Zealand that emanated from Justin's lifelong passion for aviation and flying. 

SASL was developed on a full time basis from 2003 and with considerable entrepreneurial drive it quickly became a leading aviation brokerage, valuation and light aircraft leasing business in the South Pacific region. SASL broke the mould of traditional aircraft dealerships by pioneering an aviation brokerage operated purely online at a time when the internet was in its infancy and the term 'ecommerce' was unheard of.

"Back in the late 1990's websites were very much the poor cousin to traditional sales yards and print advertising right across the transport industry. What we were doing then was considered very avant-garde, now it is the global industry standard." reflects Justin.

SASL has experience with transacting deals on nearly all fixed and rotor wing aircraft types ranging from a microlight to a business jet and it has either brokered, traded, imported, exported, appraised or valued over 5000 machines worldwide.

The Hangar247 platform was developed by SASL from early 2017. It continues the drive and momentum that the original SASL brokerage established twenty years ago as well as meeting the demand for a global classifieds based technology platform. Today the business represents customers worldwide.

Professional Services

  • Aircraft and helicopter global online marketplace HANGAR 247
  • Valuations and appraisals for aircraft, helicopters, aviation businesses and equipment.
  • Tender management
  • General market, import & export advisory
  • Advice for new general aviation business start-ups