Aircraft Purchase and Operation
You intend to buy an aircraft? This needs to be well thought out and prepared. I will be happy to advise you in the selection process according to your individual requirements and demands.
Based on my many years of experience, I know how useful it is to prepare a detailed profile of requirements in advance. In business aviation there is a multitude of manufacturers, each offering many different aircraft. However, a closer look at all details of the requirement profile usually leaves only a few aircraft – if any at all- in the shortlist.
After a detailed market analysis, a decision can then be made in favor of a new or used aircraft.
Since 2001 I have been assisting various customers and aircraft owners in the selection, purchase and commissioning of a wide variety of aircraft types: Single engine aircraft, Rotorcraft as well as various jets from the Cessna Citation series.
- Long-term cooperation with European and American aircraft dealers
- Delivery and collection e.g. of various aircraft, ranging from C525 (CJ1+) in 2006, Cessna Caravan C208B, Citation XLS+ (C560XL/XLS), CJ2+, Citation Sovereign (C680), 2 Sovereign+ (2018 und 2019).
Since there are few guidebooks on this subject, I offer the following services as support.
Aircraft purchase services
- Preparation of a requirement profile according to your individual needs (planned destinations, expected routes, number of passengers, budget, etc.) based on personal interviews and checklists.
- Market analysis based on many years of experience and contacts
- Referral to dealers or manufacturers for new or used aircraft for the aircraft types considered.
- Support during the purchase process
- Acceptance of the aircraft
- Transfer of the aircraft to your home base
Once the aircraft has been purchased and registered, it must be operated. Here, it is important to know and comply with the applicable regulations and to enable safe, efficient and comfortable flight operations.
Commercial or non-commercial?
The first step is to decide whether an aircraft is operated commercially or non-commercially.
I will be happy to help you select a partner company should you prefer commercial flight operations. This has the advantage that you are not only allowed to use the aircraft for your own needs and free of charge, but you can also transport (external) passengers or cargo commercially and thus generate income, during the times you are not using your aircraft yourself.
Should you wish to obtain your own AOC (Air Operator’s Certificate), I will also be happy to assist you in word and deed.
Also in case of a non-commercial operation (NCO or NCC) I will be glad to advise you regarding the necessary regulatory paperwork, procedures as well as the required company and personnel structures.
Do you need pilots?
Due to my many years of experience in business aviation as well as training and checking of pilots Europe-wide and worldwide, I can of course support you in the search and selection of suitable personnel.
Gaining experience under supervision
Your pilots who have newly acquired one of the type ratings – C525 (-A, ‑B, ‑C), C560XL/XLS, C680, C680+, C680A – should or must (according to flight operation regulations) gain experience under supervision?
With my many years of experience in this area with customers from the North-Western Europe (Isle of Man) all the way to Turkey and the Middle East and Africa (Libya, Senegal), I am also happy to provide advice and assistance by appointment.
Short-noticed pilot support required?
Do you need a pilot to reinforce your team at short notice or to provide a replacement in case of vacation or illness?
No problem on the models of the aforementioned Citation series.