Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions

Would you like to sell or purchase an aircraft, but you’re not quite sure where to start? We can help. Let the experts at HPA guide you through the process; step-by-step.

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What kind of airplane should I buy?

First, you must consider the mission of your aircraft. Will you fly primarily by yourself? With friends and family? Do you need to fly in and out of short grass fields and haul heavy payloads? Or is speed and efficiency the important factor? Either way, we can help you identify an aircraft that meets your needs.

More than meets the eye

Aircraft owners are generally smart, successful individuals who excel in their trade. They are the experts at what they do. Thus, when it comes to buying an airplane, they sometimes feel as though they can make the purchase on their own without any assistance. This might be true, however, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will get the best value in the airplane they buy either. A “good deal” does not always turn out to be a good deal in the long run.

Having worked with numerous clients who have purchased aircraft on their own, it is not uncommon to find significant maintenance discrepancies or hidden problems on their newly-acquired plane. After feeling like they got a “steal” on the purchase, they quickly realize that spending money for expert guidance earlier could have saved them from the high cost and hassle of hidden issues further down the road.

The Airplane Buying Process

  • Defining the mission
  • Choosing the aircraft
  • Market evaluation and analysis
  • Choosing the top candidates
  • Evaluating the history and maintenance records
  • Pre-buy inspection & flight evaluation
  • Final negotiations
  • Purchase agreement
  • Escrow & title search
  • Aircraft closing

We can help guide you through every step of the airplane buying process to help make sure that you have a pleasant and enjoyable experience, rather than a stressful one. Our services also provide assistance with finding insurance, financing, and making training arrangements.

Selling Your Airplane?

We can assist you with all aspects of the selling your aircraft including the following:

  • Establishing a worldwide marketing campaign
  • Determining the appropriate resale value and listing price
  • Providing online and print advertising
  • Screening phone calls and qualifying prospects
  • Assisting with negotiations
  • Preparation of aircraft pre-purchase  agreements
  • Guiding you through the escrow and title transfer process
  • Delivery and training to the aircraft buyer, if needed

Specialized Service

Although we are happy to assist you with most aircraft sales or purchases, we specialize in the following aircraft models:

  • Cessna 182T
  • Cessna T182
  • Cessna 206H
  • Cessna T206H
  • Cessna 350 Corvalis
  • Cessna 400 Corvalis TT
  • Columbia 300
  • Columbia 350
  • Columbia 400
  • Cirrus SR20
  • Cirrus SR22
  • Cirrus SR22TN
  • Cirrus SR22T

This is why we're the best in the business, if we do say so ourselves.