Appraisals, Valuation and Expert Witness Services

Business Aircraft are depreciating assets and will lose value over time.  However, their values rarely depreciate in a straight line. Our team has vast experience with market cycles and aircraft type introductions and retirements, and the complexity they bring to assessing current and residual values.

Through consistent interaction with the transactional side of buying and selling medium-to-long range business aircraft, we have gained a unique perspective of what aircraft actively trade for in hands-off transactions.

We provide the following services and work with clients to tailor any of these services to meet their needs:

  • Desktop Appraisals
  • Certified Appraisals
  • Pre-purchase Inspections
  • End of Lease Return Inspections
  • Residual Value Analysis & Forecasting
  • Market Analysis by Aircraft Type
  • Diminution in Value Insurance Claims
  • Expert Witness

All of our appraisal services are done by an accredited Senior Aircraft Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and are USPAP compliant.


Appraisal and Consulting Clients of Shearwater Aero Capital include:

  • UBS AG
  • EYGS, LLP
  • Citizens Commercial Banking
  • Seacoast Bank
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • Shackelford, Bowne, McKinley & Norton, LLP
  • Walmart
  • Stonebriar Commercial Finance
  • CAE
  • GBX Capital
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Mazaya
  • Bronsein Van Veen, LLC

Recent Aircraft Appraisal Work:

  • 2016 Global 6000
  • 2006 CL 300
  • 2005 G550
  • 2013 G650
  • 2002 Citation X
  • 2011 Falcon 7X
  • 1989 G-IV
  • 2016 G280
  • 2012 CL605
  • 1998 Citation Ultra
  • 2012 Lear 45XR
  • 2010 G550
  • 2008 G450
  • CL 601-3A
  • 2002 G-V
  • 1996 S-76B
  • 2011 CL 300
  • 2016 Global 5000
  • 1969 Falcon 20D-5
  • 2013 CL 300
  • 2010 Global XRS
  • 1995 Lear 60
  • 2003 G400
  • 2005 Hawker 400XP

Call us today to find out what we can do for you.