A few words about us

A few words about us

Our company


Aviation Asset Management, Inc (AAMI) is an industry leader in the appraisal of aircraft and aviation parts inventories.

AAMI has worldwide experience working with entities of every type within the aviation industry, to include: airlines, OEMs, banking institutions, government and military entities, distribution companies and repair stations.


AAMI’s core group of appraisers hold International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) and American Society of Appraisers (ASA) accreditation, and as required by ASA, all of our appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Our history


AAMI was founded in August of 1998 by Dan Rausch following his time as a senior vice president of Avmark Services Ltd (ASL). Gary Webster joined as a co-owner in 2001. We quickly became a leader among aircraft parts appraisers by building a comprehensive database of sales and usage information from which we draw unique insights about the market.

Following two decades of consistent growth, AAMI was purchased by Mark Halsor, Shaun Halsor, Dave Miller and Nick Miller in 2018. In 2020, AAMI merged with Aircraft Information Services, Inc. (AISI), though they continue to operate as sister companies, in order to provide the most complete portfolio of aviation appraisal services to our clients. For any of your appraisal needs, contact us for more information.


Our company


We are an industry-leading aviation appraisal firm with an expert, professional staff who have extensive experience in all levels of the industry.

Aviation Asset Management, Inc. (AAMI), is the industry’s most trusted source for commercial aircraft and engine appraisal services.


Over the last three decades, AAMI has sharpened its appraisal methodology under guidance of ISTAT definitions in order for our customers to receive the most accurate value opinions available while enjoying some of the shortest request-to-receipt turnaround times in our industry.

Our history


AAMI was founded in August of 1998 by Dan Rausch following his time as a senior vice president of Avmark Services Ltd (ASL). We quickly became a leader among aircraft parts appraisers by building a comprehensive database of sales and usage information from which we draw unique insights about the market.

Following two decades of consistent growth, AAMI was purchased by Mark Halsor, Shaun Halsor, Dave Miller and Nick Miller in 2018. In 2020, AAMI merged with Aircraft Information Services, Inc. (AISI), though they continue to operate as sister companies, in order to provide the most complete portfolio of aviation appraisal services to our clients. For any of your appraisal needs, contact us for more information.


Our methodology


AAMI is a leading aviation appraisal firm because we are able to provide a detailed report, tailored to each individual client while maintaining an overall perspective of how each of your needs relate to the worldwide aviation industry. We do this by utilizing our proprietary database of actual sales and purchase history to track each part’s market value.

Our database has been compiled and refined over the course of two decades in order to draw the most accurate insights in the industry. Inventories are crosschecked with sales comparisons under myriad of parameters. Current market values are calculated by considering the previous seven years of sales and usage, which are compiled into a demand profile for each part. This allows us to not only prescribe a value to each individual part, but only place value on the number of parts for which the market has an appetite.

A computer match of values is not enough to give an accurate parts appraisal. Our team maintains up-to-date market research and tech data on all aircraft and engines allowing for more detailed review of your aircraft or parts. AAMI also conducts periodical analysis of our own parts database, from which we can draw insights on how certain inventory types and conditions trend in relation to one another. With over 100 years of work in the field, you can be sure that we have our fingers on the pulse of the market. To learn more about our methodology, contact us here.


Our methodology


AAMI is a leading aviation appraisal firm because we are able to provide a detailed report, tailored to each individual client while maintaining an overall perspective of how each of your needs relate to the worldwide aviation industry. We do this by utilizing our proprietary database of actual sales and purchase history to track each part’s market value.

Our database has been compiled and refined over the course of two decades in order to draw the most accurate insights in the industry. Inventories are crosschecked with sales comparisons under myriad of parameters. This allows us to not only prescribe a value to each individual part, but only place value on the number of parts for which the market has an appetite.

A computer match of values is not enough to give an accurate parts appraisal. Our team maintains up-to-date market research and tech data on all aircraft and engines allowing for more detailed review of your aircraft or parts. AAMI also conducts periodical analysis of our own parts database, from which we can draw insights on how certain inventory types and conditions trend in relation to one another. With over 100 years of work in the field, you can be sure that we have our fingers on the pulse of the market. To learn more about our methodology, contact us here.


Ethics & standard practices

AAMI strictly adheres to both the ISTAT and USPAP code of ethics and standard practices. In order to maintain a reputation of unwavering integrity, AAMI does not participate in any activity that would compromise our ability to perform our appraisals without external interference or pressures. Our valuations are wholly objective. AISI does not accept contingency fees, nor do we participate in the purchasing or brokering of aircraft, engines or parts.

Our highly-qualified specialists



Dave Miller


CEO

Dave has been an accredited ISTAT Appraiser since 2014 and an ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser in the Mechanical and Technical specialization with an emphasis on aviation since 2018. Prior to beginning his career as an appraiser, Dave flew airliners for Delta Air Lines from 1984 to 2007. His last posting was Boeing 767 Captain and Instructor Pilot on both the Boeing 767 and Boeing 757 aircraft. Dave has logged over 15,000 flying hours on almost all of Boeing’s airliners and on the USAF T-37. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in 1974, Dave earned his MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio Business School in 1989.



Mark Halsor


President

Mark has been an accredited ISTAT Appraiser since 2014 and a Senior Appraiser as of March 2020. He has also held his ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser designation in the Mechanical and Technical specialization with an emphasis on aviation since 2018. Prior to beginning his career as an appraiser, Mark flew airliners for Delta Air Lines, Singapore Cargo Airlines and for Korean Air. His last posting was Boeing 747-400 Captain on both passenger and cargo aircraft. He has logged over 15,000 flying hours on almost all of Boeing’s airliners and on the USAF C-130. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in 1974, Mark earned his MBA from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore Business School in 2000.



Shaun Halsor


Appraiser

Shaun has been an ASA Accredited Appraiser in the Mechanical and Technical specialization with an emphasis on aviation since 2017. His aviation career began in 2006 when he enlisted in the United States Air Force as a C-17A Loadmaster. He joined the 16th Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, and, after two years, was elevated to C-17A Loadmaster Instructor. In late 2011, Shaun moved to the Air Force Reserves and was accepted in the 317th Airlift Squadron Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina where he upgraded to Evaluator Loadmaster. In 2015, Shaun joined Aircraft Information Services Inc. (AISI) where he applied his aviation experience to become an appraiser. He would join the staff at AAMI in 2018. Shaun holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Park University graduating with honors (Cum Laude).



Nick Miller


Appraiser

Nick has been an ASA Accredited Appraiser in the Mechanical and Technical specialization with an emphasis on aviation since 2018. He joined Aircraft Information Services Inc. (AISI) in January 2015 as an aircraft appraiser. Nick joined AAMI in February of 2018. Prior to joining AISI, Nick spent a handful of years as an account supervisor with a marketing firm. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Georgia.


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