In the world of aviation, buying and selling aircraft can be a complex dance, filled with middlemen, opaque processes, and a fair amount of legwork for both buyers and sellers. However, an efficient and transparent approach has landed. This innovative (extremely practical) method goes beyond the traditional broker model, offering a streamlined platform where every piece of vital information about an aircraft is available in one place. This allows potential buyers to thoroughly vet an aircraft before considering travel to see it, ensuring that all that’s left is to verify the plane’s condition in person.
Why Change the Approach?
The answer lies in the desire for a more efficient and transparent way to sell aircraft. Traditional brokerage methods often leave much to be desired in terms of disclosure and communication. Our approach is different. We pride in strong disclosure and clear communication, making the process smoother for buyers and hassle-free for sellers. By consolidating all necessary information in one accessible location, we ensure that viewers can comprehensively evaluate an aircraft, saving time and resources for all parties involved.
How We Stand Out
Our listings are not the product of chance. While some of them come through advertising and cold calling, a significant portion is generated through word-of-mouth or aviators impressed by our effective marketing strategies for other aircraft. This organic growth is a testament to the effectiveness and appeal of our approach. Your review or referral is our highest praise.
Creating a Listing: The Process
Creating a listing on our platform is straightforward yet thorough. Sellers have the option to self-list (for a discount on the listing fee after it sells) or have our team assist at no upfront fee—payment is only required upon a successful sale. Our process is quick and efficient, aiming for a complete sale, closed with AIC Title, in as little as 60 days.
For a listing to be complete, we require full logbooks, additional paperwork (including registration and airworthiness certificates), numerous detailed photos, and a video showcasing the aircraft starting, its lights flashing, and control surfaces moving. This comprehensive approach ensures that potential buyers have all the information they need to make an informed decision.
Advertising and Follow-Up
Our advertising reach is extensive, and our follow-up with every lead is personalized. This ensures that every potential bidder has the confidence to bid, knowing they are fully informed. We pride ourselves on our ability to connect a winning bidder with the seller and AIC Title for a title search, FAA registration, and a secure, escrowed sale, often in less than a week after the auction’s close.
Navigation From Your Feedback
Aligned with our mission to transform the aircraft sales landscape, we actively listen to our clients, valuing their feedback as a compass for our continuous improvement efforts. This open dialogue allows us to pinpoint areas for enhancement, ensuring that every update not only meets but anticipates the needs of the aviation community. By incorporating your insights into our evolution, we strive to create a more efficient, transparent, and user-friendly experience. Stay tuned for ongoing developments, as we are committed to elevating your journey with us through attentive and responsive innovation.
A seamless transaction process that benefits both buyers and sellers. Buyers can bid with confidence, armed with all the information they need, while sellers enjoy a hassle-free experience that showcases their aircraft to a wide audience of serious bidders.
In the end, what we offer is not just a platform for buying and selling aircraft but a revolution in how these transactions are conducted. By popping the cowling on airspace and reimagining the sales process, we’re setting a new course for the aviation market—one where transparency, efficiency, and satisfaction fly in formation.
This blog post, designed with pilots and aircraft owners in mind, underscores our commitment to innovating within the aviation industry. Our approach is tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of the aviation community, ensuring that whether you’re looking to buy or sell, your journey with us will be smooth, transparent, and efficient.