Our Processes

Aircraft Buying Processes

INITIAL CONSULTATION

It all starts with a conversation

We know that every situation is unique, whether you’re looking to acquire an aircraft, or sell one. So we take the time to listen carefully to your needs and make certain to ask all the right questions. We offer buyers guidance based upon budget and requirements for usage, and we help our sellers to determine sales timing, and how to extract the maximum value for their aircraft.

MARKET VALUE + WORLDWIDE SEARCH

The aviation market is global. Your market valuation and search should be too.

We go in-depth to not only determine what your aircraft is truly worth, but also what it COULD BE worth to the right market. The same global connections that allow us to search worldwide for aircraft that are on or off-market allow us to thoroughly understand foreign and domestic markets, and maximize the value for our sellers, and for those looking to acquire aircraft.

IDENTIFY PROSPECTS

The right buyer or seller is out there. We find them for you.

For those planning to acquire an aircraft, we will complete a worldwide search and then compile and present a thorough list of potential aircraft along with our recommendations. For the sellers we represent, the process is ongoing, as we actively locate prospective buyers and implement a variety of personal selling strategies to cultivate premium interest in your aircraft.

TECHNICAL REVIEW + PLANNING

Nuts and bolts: It’s the details that make all the difference.

Acquiring an aircraft is no small matter. We make sure our buyers understand the significance of even the most technical key valuation and resale points of prospective aircraft so they can be certain to get most for their money. Not only do we advise buyers on future exit strategies, but we also advise our sellers on their current ones to maximize their ROI.

NEGOTIATING SALES TERMS

Forging an ideal connection between buyer and seller

Once an offer is made, there is simply no substitute for our experience in negotiating the detailed terms of a sales contract. Because we’ve represented both buyers and sellers in creating agreements for complicated worldwide transactions, Flightline Aviation is thoroughly focused on making sure your interests are well-protected, regardless of which side of the transaction you are on.

MANAGE BUYERS INSPECTIONS

An expert on your side during the buyer’s inspection

Prior to sale, aircraft buyers should always have an in-depth mechanical inspection performed to uncover any potential issues that have not been identified by the seller which may affect the value and price of the aircraft. 

REVIEW REPORT + ADVICE

Knowledge and experience to guide your ultimate decision

Once the buyer’s inspection is complete, it will be time to make a decision. Is the aircraft you’re looking to acquire really worth the asking price? Are repairs or maintenance needed? What will it cost to customize the aircraft to your needs? What will be your exit strategy when it comes time to sell? We guide you through every detail of this important decision.

MANAGE CLOSING

Closing even the most complicated deals

We manage every single aspect of the closing process to ensure that buyers and sellers leave the table completely satisfied by the transaction. Flightline Aviation ensure that all legal terms, escrow, title, and any program transfers are all addressed flawlessly, whether the transaction is domestic or international. We make the process straightforward, easy and transparent for you.