What is an escrow company?

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Most aircraft sales or acquisitions involves large amounts of money, and the payment of an aircraft is usually made in two parts. The first payment is the deposit to secure the aircraft and start with the pre-buy inspection, the second payment is usually the remaining balance of the purchase price after the aircraft has been … Continued

Buying your own aircraft, what are the costs?

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Have you ever considered buying your own aircraft? More and more people are thinking about having their own aircraft since the beginning of the corona crisis. Many people no longer want to be on an aircraft with other people because they are afraid of getting infected. Also, airline schedules were severely disrupted, making travel impossible … Continued

What does on-condition flying mean?

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Regularly we receive questions from European registered aircraft owners about flying on an on-condition program. But what does on-condition flying mean? In short, it means, flying with an aircraft that has parts installed that are outside their overhaul limitations. To give an example, all piston engine manufacturers recommend a lifetime for their engines. This engine … Continued

Buying a private jet as a private owner/operator! 

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Buying a private jet is different from purchasing real estate or any other high value asset. The purchase of a private jet is not something you do quickly, as this is a highly regulated area. Many potential buyers are not aware, that since August 2016 each operator/owner of a complex, motor powered aircraft, that is … Continued

The ferry flight explained!

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The aircraft sales business is a global business. Therefore, a ferry flight is an important task of any aircraft sale or purchase. On a daily basis, aircraft are ferried between different continents. How this works and the difficulties you run in to, we explain it in our blog. A ferry flight is the transport of … Continued

Aircraft import and VAT, a rather complex matter!

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Importing an aircraft can be complex and there are many exemptions and circumstances that influence the import and VAT levied. The aircraft import and VAT payments depend on several factors like how you will operate the aircraft and the import location. It is known that all aircraft are eligible for EU VAT if the owner … Continued