Intelligent Solutions for Private Aviation.
Today’s private aircraft owners, operators and users must make informed, time-sensitive, and financially significant decisions about the aviation solutions that best meet their needs.
Mente Group provides unmatched, valued counsel to large corporations, growth companies and private individuals around the world.
"We work with companies who want the very best business aviation talent representing their organizations. We are a fee-based firm that focuses on our customers’ unique business and lifestyle requirements to provide superior solutions across a number of disciplines. "
As the private aviation industry’s premier strategic consulting firm, Mente Group provides the industry’s most robust Fleet Planning and Feasibility Study capability to support our clients’ needs. For global operations or first time buyers, we consider and evaluate all lift options — new or used aircraft purchase, fractional, card and charter — and blend them into the most efficient solution to support our clients’ needs. Strategic consulting services include:
- Needs Analysis
- Statistical Residual Value Modeling
- Fleet Planning & Aircraft studies
- SmartValue Services (SVS) Appraisals
- Asset Management Services
- Aviation Department Metrics Implementation
While we don’t operate aircraft, Mente Group consultants assist our clients in improving the results of the aviation function, through asset management, hiring the appropriate operational leadership, ISBAO certification and best-practice and alignment auditing. Operational consulting services include:
- Organization & Flight Department Audits
- Permanent Personnel Placement
- Best Practice & IS-BAO Audits
- Pre-purchase Inspection Monitoring
- Training & Compliance Audits
- Factory QC Monitoring
- Completion & Major Inspection Oversight
Understanding the technical qualities of an asset is one of the most critical aspects of buying an aircraft. Mente Group’s Technical Consultants will qualify your next purchase and exclusively represent your interests as we oversee and monitor the inspection process. Not only will our seasoned representatives mitigate technical risks with the aircraft itself, they represent the buyer’s interest of cost control and invoice integrity. Technical consulting services include:
- Technical Appraisals
- On-site Damage Aircraft Reports / Audit
- Completion & Refurbishment Oversight
- Full Aircraft Records Review / Audit
- Major Inspection Oversight
- Pre-Purchase Inspections Oversight
- Aircraft Acceptance
The quality and amount of detailed intelligence Mente Group uncovered in the super long-range segment of the market that was not available in the public domain was impressive.
Mente’s market and financial modeling analysis gave us the confidence to stay the course with our new aircraft order, and the independent process validated our decision to continue flying our current aircraft until the new model delivers later in the decade.
Aviation Department Manager
Nowhere is proper planning more relevant than in the acquisition or disposition of aviation assets. When it comes to aircraft transactions, there are countless obscure and highly consequential issues that can quickly turn a seemingly excellent deal into a disaster.
Each and every transaction begins with the most rigorous and disciplined planning in the private aviation industry.
Options & Alternatives
We then lay out the data-driven alternatives so you can make an informed decision that best meets your travel needs and financial objectives.
Choosing the Best Aircraft
We leverage our worldwide network of experienced associates to identify, inspect, audit and verify the best aircraft solutions that meet your requirements.
We assist in negotiating the financial, technical and operational terms of your transaction and closely coordinate with aviation counsel to ensure continuity for all your agreements.
Market Value Analysis
To assure your aircraft is sold for the best price, we analyze the most current market values, market trends, recent sales and residual value history.
Marketing and Sales Plan
Our marketing team then designs and executes a strategic, multi-media communications plan that will present your aircraft to prospective buyers.
Working with your legal counsel, we assure the Aircraft Purchase Agreement is detailed and complete, and fully protects your interests at closing and delivery.
Inspection Oversight & Aircraft Delivery
Experienced Mente maintenance professionals will insure that your interests are properly represented through the pre purchase inspection and delivery of the aircraft to the buyer.
Mente Group’s advanced financial algorithms and customized modeling provides financial services firms, banks and aviation departments with unmatched access to real-time data and analysis to guide their decision-making.
Market Value Analysis
Residual Value Analysis
Comparative Cost Analysis
Life Cycle Cash Flow/Cost Analysis
Break Even Analysis
Custom Financial Analysis
MENTE Group’s Total Life Cycle Asset Management provides essential metrics and a customized reporting system to guide your aviation asset management activities.
Our VP of Asset Management is one of ten appraisers in the world accredited by the American Society of Appraisers who is dedicated to business aircraft appraisals.
Mente Group is the only appraisal company actually involved in aircraft transactions. This gives us significantly higher market awareness than any other appraisers.Learn More About Jeff