OWN A MODERN AND FULLY EQUIPPED AIRPLANE WITH OUR LEASEBACK PROGRAM
Enjoy the benefits of ownership without the overhead and costs of regulatory compliance. Take your aircraft for extended cross-country trips that might not be possible with a rental plane.
Owners simply book their airplane on a priority basis for either short flights or extended cross-country trips. Genesis frees the owner from the responsibilities and time of managing the airplane, while maintaining it to the highest commercial standard of flight readiness through the Genesis Aircraft Management Program.
DA40 HAS IT ALL: PERFORMANCE, VALUE, AND PRACTICALITY
Genesis Flight College has chosen the Diamond DA40 as the best platform for pilots of all experience levels. The DA40 is an all-around practical, versatile, multi-use, four-seat airplane for the 21st century. The DA40 offers a unique blend of practicality, performance, and value.
With a modern, all-composite airframe, proven Lycoming piston engine and the industry-leading Garmin G1000, the DA40 combines a blend of modern airframe and avionics with the venerable Lycoming IO360, arguably the most reliable AVGAS engine of all time.
The DA40 delivers performance, handling, high-quality finish, luxurious interior, thoughtful details and comfort features that make the DA40 such a pleasure to fly. Leaseback owners benefit from the ramp appeal, reliability and low overall lifecycle cost.
“The Genesis Leaseback Program is an incredible value. Having participated in the program for the past year, I’ve been able to train for my IFR rating in my own airplane and take extended cross country trips with my family, with the costs completely offset by rental income. The Genesis Aircraft Management Program has provided me with all of the benefits of owning an airplane, but with the same convenience as renting.
I couldn’t be happier with David and his team at Genesis. They helped me find exactly the right airplane at the right price and have expertly maintained it since the purchase, giving me tremendous peace of mind.”
Ryan, DA40 Genesis Leaseback Owner
Genesis Aircraft Management Program
OWNING AN AIRPLANE CAN BE VERY REWARDING, BUT REQUIRES TIME AND KNOWLEDGE TO MANAGE THE MAINTENANCE AND KEEP THE AIRCRAFT IN COMPLIANCE WITH TRANSPORT CANADA REQUIREMENTS
The Genesis Aircraft Management Program is built to eliminate the time an owner needs to spend on managing their aircraft. Genesis leverages its expertise in managing a fleet of Diamond aircraft to ensure an owner’s plane is maintained to the highest standard.
Benefits of the Genesis Aircraft Management Program include:
- Overall management of Transport Canada compliance requirements
- Extended rental availability for cross-country trips
- Professional management and oversight of all inspections
- Compliance with all IFR requirements, including database updates
- Monitor all service bulletins and complete Mandatory Service Bulletins
- Manage execution of all maintenance to a commercial standard
- Extend the time between major overhauls through our approved on-condition maintenance program
- Take advantage of our fleet discounts on parts to reduce maintenance costs
Genesis DA40 Leaseback Details
The general idea of a leaseback is simple; the owner leases the aircraft to an operator and receives rental income. A well-structured lease should ensure overall costs of ownership are reduced or eliminated, while still making the aircraft available for the owner.
The leaseback concept was originated in the corporate jet world, where companies make their aircraft available for rental when not being used. The model continues to work well and is also successful with small aircraft like the DA40.
With a leaseback, Genesis Flight College helps facilitate the purchase of a 5 to 15-year-old DA40, leveraging our experience with the DA40, its manufacturer (Diamond Aircraft), and our extensive relationships with the DA40 community to find the right plane at the right price.
The typical used 2005-2010 DA40 will be between $350,000 and $450,000 CND. Newer aircraft will start around $500,000. Factors affecting the price will include USD exchange, age, flight hours, equipment and time before overhaul of the engine and propeller.
The Genesis Leaseback provides owners with 50% of the revenue from the aircraft rental.
You will receive $120/hour for every hour the aircraft is rented when you are not using it. The rental payments can be used to offset the cost of maintenance and overhead, such as insurance and hangar rental.
Maintenance costs average $60/hour. Fuel is paid by Genesis.
Other costs paid for by the owner include insurance and indoor hanger storage.
A typical private owner flying only 50 hours per year might be effectively paying $500-$800/hour, while a leaseback owner’s cost per hour can be significantly less due to the sharing of the rental revenue when not in use by the owner.
Genesis Leaseback owners are provided with the ability to book their plane for extended periods for holidays and cross-country trips at the cost to cover fuel.
Summary of Expected Costs to Owner During a Leaseback
- Maintenance – estimate $60/hour based on historical costs for our current fleet of DA40s. Owners are charged as maintenance is incurred
- Hangar storage – $800/month
- Insurance – roughly $7,000 (dependent on value of plane)
- Engine Overhaul – $30,000 after every 4,000 flying hours*
- Propeller Overhaul – $7,000 after every 2,400 flying hours
*An engine typically requires a major overhaul every 2,000 hours. Our approved maintenance program can significantly extend the life of your engine. Genesis provides Leaseback owners with extended overhaul intervals based on our approved maintenance program.
Summary of Expected Income to Owner During a Leaseback
Typical rental usage is 500 hours per year
500 x $120 = $60,000 per year income
Maintenance, hangar, and insurance costs are typically completely covered by the rental income.
Rental income is based on hours rented to qualified pilots.