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American Appraisal provides valuation and consulting services to transportation companies worldwide.

Who We Serve
American Appraisal’s transportation industry clients include businesses in the following segments:

  • Air transportation including airlines and airports
  • Automotive
  • Rail
  • Trucking
  • Shipping and seaports

What We Do
We provide valuation expertise across all classifications of tangible and intangible assets in the transportation industry. For example, assets we’ve valued for our airline and airport clients include:

Tangible Assets Intangible Assets
Land Trademarks and trade names
Land improvements (parking lots, runways, aprons, roads, bridges) Domestic slots and slot exemptions
Buildings (terminals, concourses, support facilities) International slots/routes
Construction in progress Customer-related intangible assets
Personal property (spare parts, aircraft, engines, ground service equipment, ramp equipment, vehicles, baggage handling systems, passenger loading bridges) Contracts including affinity card programs
Operating certificates
Leasehold improvements (aircraft, terminal-related facilities, hangars, maintenance facilities, flight kitchens) Leasehold interests (aircraft- and facilities-related)
Infrastructure (underground water piping, sanitary sewer piping, storm sewer piping)  

We assist our transportation clients with the following valuation and consulting services:

Recent Experience
American Appraisal’s recent transportation industry experience includes:

  • Valuation of tangible and intangible assets of various airlines for financial reporting including purchase price allocations and impairment testing
  • Valuation of more than 40 truck terminals for an international logistics company
  • Property insurance appraisals for various airports and seaports including Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (the world’s busiest airport), Miami International Airport and Port of Seattle
  • Ad valorem valuation and consulting services for several of the world’s largest automakers
  • Impairment testing analyses for the largest terminal operator in the United States
  • Valuation of various asset classes to assist JFK International Air Terminal in preparing for a bond financing transaction
  • Leasing-related valuations of bulk ore carriers for an international shipping company
  • Airport terminal and concourses for financial reporting
  • Reservation and related IT facilities for financing
  • World headquarters of large transportation firm for property tax analysis and negotiations

Why American Appraisal?
American Appraisal’s global valuation team is well positioned to provide valuation and consulting services to the transportation industry. Our consultants have extensive experience dealing with the external and internal factors that affect this industry and the facilities and infrastructure necessary for the operation of these industries.

Client Quotes

Your team’s in-depth knowledge of my company and industry, and your firm’s technical knowledge of the intricacies and complexities of valuation as a whole are precisely the reasons why I will continue to reach out and hire American Appraisal for guidance, support, and direction.

Chief Financial Officer
Active Aero Group, Inc.

"American Appraisal has established an innovative and strong client relationship with Masco."

Director - Corporate Tax
Masco Corporation

"American Appraisal consultants provided excellent service."

Vice President, Controller
Republic Airways Holdings, Inc.





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Impairment Testing

Equity-Based Compensation

Financial Instruments
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§861 Interest Expense

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