About Us

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 aviation market 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+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
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.

The business commenced traditional brokering and trading airplanes and helicopters in New Zealand and Australia. Today the SASL team connects aviation buyers to sellers in 80+ countries and attracts a general following from over 180 countries.

success formula rests in the founders passion and experience in flying, aircraft and business ownership, international sales and eCommerce technology. Coupled with a trade based formal training/grounding, a natural practical aptitude and plenty of sheer tenacity - 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