Company Profile

Southern Aircraft Sales Ltd (SASL) has developed a strong 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 owner/operator of HANGAR 247 global market online platform.

SASL caters for most things in general aviation, from a $10,000 microlight to a $10 Million business jet including:
  • Fixed wing aircraft (single and multi-engine / piston, turbo-prop and jet)
  • Helicopters (piston and turbine)
  • Utility aircraft (parachute/Ag/survey/towplanes)
  • Gliders/sailplanes
  • Amphibious/floatplanes
  • Warbirds and classics (piston and jet)
  • Competition/aerobatic
  • Microlights
  • Experimental/amateur built
  • Fleet disposals
  • General aviation equipment including hangars
Since its founding in 1999 SASL has either transacted, valued or appraised over 5000 aircraft and helicopters worldwide. The business operates out of offices in Warkworth New Zealand and Melbourne Australia. 

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

Our History

SASL was founded in 1999 on a part time basis by Justin Sollitt in Christchurch, New Zealand. By 2003 it became a full time business and with considerable entrepreneurial drive it quickly became a leading aviation brokerage and boutique light aircraft leasing business.

SASL commenced brokering/trading aircraft in New Zealand and Australia. Today the business connects buyers to sellers in more than 80 countries and attracts a general following from over 180 countries.

success formula rests in the combination of the founders passion and experience in flying, aircraft and business ownership, international sales, marketing and eCommerce technology. Coupled with a trade based formal training/grounding, a natural practical aptitude and plenty of sheer tenacity and drive is the catalyst that has earned SASL the global reputation and following that it has today.

Professional Services

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


Southern Aircraft Sales Ltd and its management are affiliated with:

  • Property Institute of NZ (Institute of Plant and Machinery Valuers)
  • Aviation Industry Association (AIA)
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • Sport Aircraft Association (SAA)