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planesworth™ founder Stephen J. Coonan, Sr. specializes in aircraft valuation and acquisition. Before spending his time in databases, “Senior” entered aviation in the cockpit. The majority of his early flights Mr. Coonan piloted the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, serving his country for the United States Air Force.
After spending his time in the Air Force, Mr. Coonan transferred his aeronautical passion and acumen to the corporate aviation industry. Decades later, as a corporate pilot, he had flown all over he world, establishing an international clientele that ranges from Dubai to Moscow.
Now, nearly half a century later, Mr. Coonan continues to serve his corporate aircraft community as Senior Aircraft Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). He and his group are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP). His range of aircraft appraisal experience includes Boeing Business Jets, Gulfstreams, Learjets, Challengers, Hawkers, Falcons and Citations. In the past twenty years, he has completed over $9 billion in aircraft valuations.
When requested, Mr. Coonan also performs aircraft appraisals for tax deductible donations to aviation training schools and museums. Mr. Coonan has a lifelong academic and practical background in military, corporate and airline aviation. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from California State University and is an Airline Transport Pilot with several type ratings.
In the past three years alone, he has acted as agent for either the buyer or the seller in the acquisition of several corporate aircraft, valued at over $100 million. Mr. Coonan’s portfolio includes the private wealth management clients of several Fortune 50 banks and corporations, including Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank.
In addition, Mr. Coonan performed work for the Internal Revenue Service regarding celebrity use of corporate jets and was even asked to perform an appraisal of Bernie Madoff’s private aircraft in the ongoing dissolution of assets mandated by the court
“We focus on building value into your corporate aviation experience. I look forward to hearing your unique position within our industry and how I can assist you and your clients.”
Onward & Upward,
Stephen J. Coonan, Sr., ATP, NCSA USPAP Certified Aircraft Appraiser Founder, planesworth™
Our planesworth™ founder is accompanied by his son, “Junior” to find and evaluate up-to-date market data, helping create insight for their clients.
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“My aim is to supplement my father’s acumen of the corporate aviation industry with my passion for its assets & capital markets. This coupling helps our clients acquire the right assets for their portfolios.”
Stephen J. Coonan, Jr., Marketing, planesworth™