USED AIRCRAFT PURCHASE
- Airline puts the aircraft on market at a fixed price (as currently do), awaits a buyer, pays a fee for placing on market for a custom time period in months, this can be cancelled for an additional fee...
- Starting price is automatic, but after X months be able to offer discounts if unsold
- If there isn't a buyer within X months, the advert is removed and airline has the aircraft returned to them.
- Airline only receives payment once a buyer is found.
- Lease company operates within the airline under airline name.
- Lease pool for each airline where they can place unused aircraft into, similar to the used market
- Lease costs and revenue such as staff could be separate on income sheet, if a wet lease (includes staff and services) was an option.
- The customer airline could make a contract offer to the leaser airline but with a fixed fee.
- Leaser airline could view the customer airlines finance history? If after 2-3 missed payments the leaser airline could choose to terminate the lease and seize the aircraft, or give the customer airline extra time to make payment (Prices would be based on existing model).
- To attract customer airlines, be able to offer up to X% discounts or free X amount of months depending on contract length.
- Be able to open negotiations between airlines to purchase leased aircraft.
- Same system for scrapping ancient aircraft which there is no interest for from buyers.
As airlines wont receive a payment until a buying is found, this I think would increase competition and help cut out run away growth, as you wouldn't be able to just throw most of your fleet into the used market for a big payment, which at the moment is very easy way to grow, which floods the market for growing airlines to snap up insane discounts once the market has been flooded.
System lease companies could still exist, but react by placing extra aircraft into the lease pool if their is no airline leasers available for popular aircraft.
Feedback very welcome
[EDIT] The reason I suggest prices to be automatic, is to keep it realistic, but the ability to make small discounts after a certain time. If in future cargo airlines and possible, they would likely snap up older aircraft
Edited by Yuxi, 06 January 2012 - 09:04 PM.
Removed poll (poll doesn't say much and this needs more discussion), pinned