Efficient and Successful Transactions – The Aircraft Broker’s Value

Tony Kioussis talks to Brad Harris, founder, and CEO of Dallas Jet International about how his company helps aircraft purchasers and sellers. Find out what should be considered in determining whether to purchase a new or an in-service aircraft...

Tony Kioussis  |  02nd November 2021
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Tony Kioussis
Tony Kioussis

As president & CEO, Asset Insight, LLC, Tony provides valuations, audits, analytics and consulting...



Brad Harris, President and CEO of Dallas Jet International, discusses how the firm he founded helps aircraft purchasers and sellers meet their private transportation needs through market knowledge and active participation during every step of a proven, streamlined process structured to ensure a successful outcome for the client. Topics covered include:

  • Determining the optimum aircraft to meet a client’s requirements.
  • Factors to consider in determining whether to purchase a new or an in-service aircraft.
  • The benefits of using an experienced acquisition consultant.
  • Determining and justifying an aircraft purchase price.
  • The process for establishing and overseeing a successful pre-purchase inspection.
  • Determining the correct State to close an aircraft transaction.
  • The optimum ownership period to replace an aircraft.
  • Strategies an owner can use to optimize the value of their asset.
  • The criteria that make one in-service aircraft more marketable over other similar assets.
  • The value an aircraft broker brings to the table when selling an aircraft.


About Brad Harris

Brad Harris is the founder and CEO of Dallas Jet International, LP. Brad earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Aviation and Airway Science and a Masters Degree in Human Relations and Supervision/Industrial Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. In 1989, Brad entered the aviation industry as a corporate pilot for a Fortune 500 corporation. In 1993, Brad also began his aircraft sales career and, in a very rapid fashion, became one of the most highly respected aircraft brokers/dealers in the world. In 2002, Dallas Jet International was created as an aircraft sales, consulting, management, and brokerage company.

Brad has not only maintained a career focus on aircraft sales, but he also has extensive experience in aircraft consulting and management. Included on his client list are several clients, for whom Brad and his firm have set up flight departments, consisting of: aircraft crewing, aircraft management, aircraft maintenance, and aircraft operating budgets.

Brad’s business experience, combined with his unparalleled experience in all facets of corporate aviation, has been the foundation of success for Dallas Jet International and its clients. Brad currently sits on the Presidents Advisory Board at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the Board of Directors for the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA), the Customer Advisory Board at CAE Simuflite, and is the current Chairman Emeritus of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), currently known at the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).


Dallas Jet International

Dallas Jet International, LP makes the complicated simple when buying and selling new or pre-owned business jet transactions in an international marketplace. The company’s focus is to guide their clients to a successful experience in aircraft transactions with expertise and integrity. Dallas Jet International specializes in aircraft appraisals, evaluations, aircraft budget formulation and analysis, aircraft loans, leasing, charter, aircraft insurance and flight department organization. Discover a company that uses their depth of experience for their clients’ advantage.


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Tony Kioussis

Tony Kioussis

Editor, Aircraft Value & Maintenance Analysis

As president & CEO, Asset Insight, LLC, Tony provides valuations, audits, analytics and consulting services, and a uniform methodology for grading an aircraft’s maintenance condition.

Previously he was VP, strategic marketing, GE Capital’s Corporate Aircraft Finance group; VP, aircraft sales, Jet Aviation Business Jets; and sales director, airframe programs, JSSI, developing the “Tip-to-Tail” airframe hourly cost maintenance program.


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