Pre-Buy & Pre-Sale
Buying or Selling a King Air?
Quite a bit of money can be made or lost when it comes to detailed research and recordkeeping. If you’re a buyer, nothing can sour the excitement and wonder at your new King Air faster than the undiscovered high-dollar repair that surfaces when you least expect it.
Thorough research of the maintenance records prior to a purchase can result in stunning negotiating power on purchase price or services before the sale. Items unique but critical to Part 135 operations should be on the table whether the aircraft is going to be operated for hire or not. Not only damage history, but repeat discrepancies can point to a much larger expense in the future than a buyer may be willing to risk.
Understanding the technical details in a maintenance entry can be a deal maker, or breaker.