Company Profile

Southern Aircraft Sales Ltd ("SASL") has developed a strong reputation internationally in the business of aircraft and helicopter sales, valuation and market advisory.

SASL is the owner/operator of HANGAR 247, a global online market platform that connects buyers to sellers in more than 80 countries and attracts a general following from over 180 countries. Since the business commenced in 1999 it has either transacted, valued or appraised over 5000 aircraft and helicopters internationally.

SASL serves aircraft and helicopter owners, operators, agents, brokers, dealers, auction houses and insurers and operates out of offices Warkworth New Zealand and Melbourne Australia. 

The business caters for most things in general aviation, from a $25,000 microlight to a $10 Million business jet that includes:
  • Fixed wing aircraft (single and multi-engine / piston and turbo-prop)
  • Helicopters (piston and turbine)
  • Utility aircraft (parachute/top dressing/survey)
  • Gliders/sailplanes
  • Warbirds and classics
  • Competition/aerobatic
  • Fleet disposals
  • General aviation equipment including hangars
Click through to the valuations page to view the range of aircraft types that we have experience with.

Our History

SASL was founded on a part time basis in 1999 by Justin Sollitt in Christchurch, New Zealand. By 2003 it was a full time business and with considerable entrepreneurial drive it quickly became a leading aviation brokerage and boutique light aircraft leasing business.

The catalyst of the companies success rests in the combination of its founders passion and experience in flying, aircraft and business ownership, international sales, marketing and ecommerce. Coupled with a trade based formal training, a natural practical aptitude and sheer tenacity is what has earned the business the global reputation and following that it has today.

Professional Services

  • Aircraft and helicopter global online marketplace via HANGAR 247
  • Valuations for aircraft, helicopters, aviation businesses & equipment.
  • Tender management
  • General market, import & export advisory 
  • Aircraft & helicopter sales management 
  • Advice for new general aviation business start-ups   


Southern Aircraft Sales Ltd and its management are affiliated with:

  • Property Institute of NZ (Institute of Plant and Machinery Valuers)
  • Aviation Industry Association (AIA)
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • Sport Aircraft Association (SAA)