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Glad to hear everything worked out. King Air is definitely the Cadillac of Turboprops and will serve you well. Sounds like your starting to really learn about the industry. Show us a picture when you get the plane, maybe do a cool paint job on it.
after all the advice i found a good local beechcraft agent. finally got all the approvals and were going with the king air 350i. agent already has a prespecd plane on order :-) working with a management company to provide pilots, mechanics and service plan out of singapore. working on an aoc and building two small private runways 1800m.
Sweet thanks guys for all the help and direction lol
I got a lot of thinking to do and need to be able to justify my choice to the upper mgmt.
PM me if you would like to speak with a broker to help with the decision making process. The family business used to be aircraft brokerage and I still have a few contacts. BTW, I would love to go back to Indonesia for a visit, I haven't been there in 10 years. Maybe you could find a way to use Suharto's old Jetstar for a while just to make sure it's NOT for you. I think it's still on display at the aviation museum.
If your price point is 11 million we are talking a whole new area, I would suggest against a prop plane if your budget is around 7-11 million, I would also advise against new, either get a used one you like or consider getting like a 2002-2005 jet that needs an overhaul and redo the interior to save some money and get a custom plane.
You insist on new?
Low hour L60's with engine programs can be had in the sub 8M range.
Point your browser to http://www.controller.com/ for additional research.
for $11m budget, a custom King Air would be just beyond perfect. You could not go wrong plus, you can land them just about anywhere
originally the budget was around 5m, now thinking around 11m.
the ones i like so far are: king air, lear45 and avanti. the lear60 is above the budget for sure lol.
customized king air is already in the 7m range.
i think so far it will be prop or midjet. no need for large jet, which will def be out of the price range.
great advice / direction :-)
Considering you haven't qualified your price point, I'd recommend looking at;
Prop: King Air
MidJet: Lear 60. Beats the 45 hands down, as well most every other jet in it's class when you look at operating costs and TCO.
LargeJet: GV / G550
^ no idea. I have no experiance outside a King Air or Beachcraft