When appraising an aircraft, knowledge, experience, and judgment are critical.
All Jet Appraisal Corporation client aircraft will be personally examined and evaluated by Keith M. Bransky, who has been a professional aircraft appraiser since 1992. Mr. Bransky is recognized by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) as an Accredited Senior Appraiser under the (MTS) Aircraft Specialty discipline. Mr. Bransky maintains USPAP qualification currency by complying with all mandated renewal requirements. Additionally, he regularly attends professional development programs and takes continuing education courses in aviation and valuation-related study.
Mr. Bransky has performed many hundreds of on-site appraisals on aircraft of all types. His client list includes some of the largest and most respected firms involved in aviation finance and related services. These clients include banks and other financial institutions; law firms and attorneys requiring aircraft appraisals for cases involving issues such as damage diminution, probate, divorce, and tax matters; insurance companies; HNW individuals; private owners; partnerships; flying clubs; brokers; and Fixed Based Operators (FBO's).
Mr. Bransky also is qualified and accredited (ARM-MTS) by the American Society of Appraisers to review aircraft appraisals performed by third-party appraisers. When used in litigation or financial audit cases, an Appraisal Review provides an objective, critical analysis of the work of another aircraft appraiser.
In addition to the appraiser qualifications and experience noted above, Mr. Bransky holds the following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licenses and ratings: Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic (A&P) with an Inspection Authorization (I.A.); Aircraft Dispatcher; Flight Engineer Turbojet (FEJ); Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) with type ratings on the Boeing 737, 757, 767, 777, and MD11. He has over 25,000 total flight hours, including 4,000 hours flying turboprops and over 20,000 hours flying jet aircraft.
Mr. Bransky has also taught flying as an FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI); served as a Check-Airman and an Instructor Pilot for scheduled airline operations; taught pilot ground schools; brokered aircraft; worked as a general aviation mechanic at an FBO under FAR Part 91; maintained vintage and WWII military aircraft; worked as an airline mechanic/inspector under FAR Parts 135 and 121; maintained aircraft engines manufactured by: Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Garrett, Lycoming, and Continental; and held a line-maintenance management position at a major airline.
Mr. Bransky holds two degrees granted by Southern Illinois University in 1980: a B.S. in Aviation Management and an A.A.S. in Aviation Technology. In 2006 he earned the highly respected Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) designation from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Active aviation related memberships include: NBAA, GBAA, LPBA, AOPA, and EAA.
A detailed curriculum vitae is available upon request.
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS: Before you hire someone to appraise your aircraft, ask them the tough questions and exercise due diligence. Confirm their appraiser credentials, their appraisal experience, and the depth of their aviation background. Beware of inexperienced "low-ball" bidders... their learning curve may take place on your aircraft and the consequences of a poorly prepared appraisal could be costly to you.
Remember... working with an experienced professional brings peace-of-mind. Mr. Bransky's decades of high quality experience assures that your aircraft appraisal needs will be handled correctly, thoroughly, and professionally.
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