Fixed & Rotor Wing Valuations


Aviation valuations require an aviation specialist

Southern Aircraft Sales Ltd (SASL) provides valuations and appraisals internationally for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters ranging from a single engine microlight to a business jet.

  Our clients include:
  • First time buyers
  • Private owners/operators
  • Commercial owners/operators
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Government organisations 
  • Banks, finance and insurance companies.
Our Founder/Director Mr Justin P. Sollitt is frequently consulted in the business of aircraft and helicopter sales, valuation and market advisory.  He has been providing aviation valuations under SASL since 2004 and is only one of a handful of aviation valuation specialists in the Australasia/Pacific region. 

Justin has held a pilots licence since 1997 and has operated internationally the general aviation industry since 1999. His combined experience in aircraft and helicopter sales including as a pilot and aircraft owner has enabled the business to amass considerable knowledge of aircraft and helicopter values and the global aviation market place.  Since commencing in aviation Justin estimates that he has since market appraised or valued over 6000 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters worldwide.

Justin/SASL has been affiliated with the Institute of Plant & Machinery Valuers (now the Property Institute) since 2009. Due to the PINZ bias towards the property industry he resigned in 2019, however all SASL valuations still adhere to the PINZ code of ethics.

Justin Sollitt/SASL is also affiliated with:
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • Sport Aircraft Association
  • Aviation Industry Association (AIA)
  • New Zealand Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (NZHGPA)

Which valuation is right for you?

Valuation types do vary and the right one for you depends on the purpose that the valuation is required to serve. Whilst this doesn't determine or alter the valuation amount, it does determine the scope of information required to be written into the report and the follow up support required.  

Types of valuations:

  • General pre-purchase / pre-sale / pre-tender
  • Retrospective
  • Due diligence when buying a business

  • New business pre-feasibility

  • Financing 

  • Insurance loss or repair

  • Refurbishment, modification or change of operational use   

  • Depreciation and taxation

  • Import/export duties

  • Insolvency and recovery