Aircraft brokerage Guardian Jet is seeking to differentiate itself with the roll-out of Vault 2.0, an online asset management portal designed to help users make more-informed fleet decisions.

The system particularly helps clients better understand the financial side of aircraft ownership, giving them information needed to make smart decisions about buying, selling and trading business jets, say managing partners (and brothers) Donald Dwyer and Michael Dwyer.

"We have more data than anyone else is looking at in the world," says Donald. The aim is to be "as smart as we can about managing the capital you have invested in this airplane".

Available online and via mobile apps, Vault 2.0 has a dashboard-like home page that includes data specific to users' fleets.

Clients can click tabs such as Valuation, which provides sales trends and price history, or Fleet Plan, which gives finance-related data and depreciation information.

The JetFinder tab links to an online database of some 27,000 available aircraft, and another tab gives acquisition cost figures, market surveys and other financial information.

The Sales tab gives users a window into the sales process, showing leads compiled by Guardian Jet's sales staff and listing websites where clients' aircraft are advertised for sale, says Michael.

Another benchmarking feature lets users compare their fleets with the fleets of other operators.

Michael says Vault 2.0 builds on Guardian Jet's existing and broad offering of consulting services. Those services, he says, make the company stand out in the industry and lead to aircraft brokerage business.

"Consulting earns the right to executive [clients'] trades," he says.

Vault 2.0 follows on from the original version, developed in 2012.

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Source: Flight Daily News