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

Buying a private jet! What are the costs?

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Buying a private jet is not something you do every day and therefore a thorough preparation is necessary. You want to know all cost upfront, before you wire the purchase price to the escrow agent. Therefore we list some costs for you to make it more insightfull. In total there are about 22,000 private jets … Continued

Plane for sale: how to interpret a pre-purchase inspection?

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Choosing an aircraft can seem straightforward once you have decided on the brand, model, colour, and avionics. In reality, this choice is far more complex. Sometimes, a plane that is for sale can come up with surprises. Before buying an aircraft, you have to know and judge its general shape, condition, its history, the quality of its maintenance over the years, the condition of its equipment etc.   … Continued

Piper PA-46 Meridian vs Jetprop: which one would you choose?

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The Piper PA-46 sets the standard in its class for efficient operations, value and freedom. The aircraft is powered by a single engine and has the capacity for one pilot and five passengers. The outstanding performances, operational versatility and proven reliability records, the PA-46 is a great ownership prospect for any buyer. But if you want to buy … Continued

Buy a private jet : 10 questions you should ask yourself

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To buy a private jet is a long and daunting process that comes with great responsibility. Before this unusual purchase, it is important to have a clear understanding of what you really want and why you choose this private jet over another. This is why many buyers hire aircraft brokers, who specialize in the sale … Continued

How long are planes for sale on the market?

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One of the first questions that comes to mind when buying or selling an aircraft is, “how long will it take me?”. There is no exact answer to this question. The time that planes are for sale on the market depends on several factors: the intensity of demand, location, the price of the aircraft, its … Continued

Why should you hire an aircraft broker?

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An aircraft broker is a person or business who assists sellers and buyers in their aircraft transactions. These aircraft brokers can be compared to real estate agents but for airplanes: they support you throughout the process of selling or buying your aircraft. We can distinguish two types of aircraft brokers: one supports you during the … Continued

Red flags during an airplane sale or acquisition!

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An airplane sale or acquisition involves large amounts of money, this is for some people a reason to act unethically and try to get a piece of it. As everybody knows, buying an airplane is often a complicated process and there are many factors you need to consider. We always recommend to hire a professional … Continued

Airplane sales mistakes: the 5 most common ones explained.

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What are the five biggest mistakes aircraft owners are making when they perform an airplane sale on their own. Emotions and airplane sales The biggest mistake most sellers make is to make airplane sales personal. Leave your emotions at the doorstep! Start thinking as a businessperson rather than as an aircraft owner. People generally have … Continued