ABOUT Hangar 247

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About us

 

Welcome

Aircraft Professionals with 20+ years experience

  • Buying & selling
  • Valuation & market appraisal
  • Import & Export
  • International delivery
  • Aircraft ownership


Hangar247 is an digital classifieds based aviation marketing platform.
We connect aeroplane and helicopter owners, operators, agents, brokers and dealers worldwide.

We have thousands of aircraft advertised for sale, across all the popular makes and types. 
We are the only digital aviation classifieds company in the world that are also experienced aviation valuers.

INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS

  • AIA Aviation Industry Association NZ
  • AOPA Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association NZ
  • SAA Sport Aircraft Association NZ
  • NZHGPA NZ Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association
     

OUR POINTS OF DIFFERENCE

  • Global online aviation marketplace
    Hangar247 is not biased towards only one industry sector or market/continental region. 
     
  • We are not another media company
    Our foundations are in the business of trading and delivering aircraft internationally.
    We are experienced pilots and aircraft owners, we know what information that buyers are searching for.
     
  • We provide aviation valuations
    We are the only aviation classifieds company in the world industry accredited to do this.
     
  • Mission critical delivery of information
    Positive viewer experience is everything.
    Our business is advertising aeroplanes and helicopters, our listings are free of other advertising and clutter.
     
  • Responsive is our reputation
    All buyer enquiries are immediately messaged directly to the seller.
    Any issues with placing, updating or removing any listing are resolved immediately.
     
  • High quality listings - because there are only two things that count in this business;
    All listings meet the highest standard possible so that our viewers/buyers remains interested.
    As a direct result of having viewers/buyers interested - our sellers/advertisers receive value for money.
     

OUR MARKETS

Top 50 countries where we currently do business:
Argentina - Australia - Austria - Belgium - Brazil - Bulgaria - Canada - Chile - Colombia - Costa Rica - Croatia - Czechia - Denmark - Ecuador - Estonia - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Indonesia - Italy - Jamaica - Japan - Kenya - Lithuania - Malaysia - Mexico - Netherlands - New Zealand - Nigeria - Norway - Papua New Guinea - Peru - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Puerto Rico - Romania - Singapore - Slovenia - Spain - South Africa - Sweden - Switzerland - Thailand - Turkey - Uganda - UK - USA - Venezuela

ONLINE vs PRINT ADVERTISING

  • Online markets are the most effective way get any aircraft in front of buyers.
  • Online is instant and global.
  • Online is competitive, considerably more bang for buck.
  • Online has relatively few word or image limits.
  • Online operates in real time 24/7 and any updates are communicated instantly to market.
  • Online provides fast and effective search tools.
  • Traditional print advertising simply cannot compete.
     

HISTORY

Southern Aircraft Sales was founded in 1999 by Mr Justin P. Sollitt on a part time basis in Christchurch, New Zealand. The business emanated from Justin's lifelong passion for aviation and flying.

From 2003 the business was incorporated and with considerable entrepreneurial drive Southern Aircraft Sales Ltd (SASL) quickly became a leading aviation brokerage, valuation and light aircraft leasing business in the South Pacific region.

In 2004 aviation valuations was added to SASL core business services. 

In 2012 SASL added online classified adverts to its business in tandem with the traditional aircraft brokerage service.

In 2017 the Hangar 247 digital aviation market platform was developed by Justin Sollitt and Craig Ray.

Justin reflects;
"Southern Aircraft Sales commenced in 1999 and it is best known for breaking the mould of traditional aircraft and helicopter dealerships in the South Pacific region by pioneering a traditional aviation brokerage that operated purely online at a time when the internet was in its infancy and the term 'e-commerce' was largely unheard of.  Back in the late 1990's websites were very much the poor cousin to traditional sale yards and print advertising right across the transport industry.  

What SASL was doing then was considered very avant-garde, and today our original model is now the global industry standard and SASL is known worldwide."