4 Must-Know Benefits of Aircraft Pre-Purchase Inspection

By Blue Line Technical Services on Apr 5, 2022 2:45:00 AM

Buying an aircraft is likely to be the second-largest purchase you'll make — after real estate. And just as any home buyer and savvy car buyer would do, it's imperative to have a pre-purchase inspection. As the name suggests, a pre-purchase inspection is designed to carefully and thoroughly examine the aircraft. Your mechanic will dig deeper to inspect components and potential signs of trouble that may be invisible to the untrained eye, including structural and cosmetic wear and tear.

Afterward, you'll be more empowered to confidently negotiate the price of the aircraft and make more informed decisions. Simply put, having an aircraft pre-purchase inspection isn't a nice-to-have — it's a must-have. Here are a few of the top reasons why it makes dollars and sense to contact Blue Line Technical Services for an aircraft pre-purchase inspection.

An Inspection Is a Small Investment with Big ROI

No one likes to be taken advantage of. And when you're purchasing an aircraft, the best way to ensure you're making your dollars go further is with a pre-purchase inspection. When you have a pre-purchase inspection, the aircraft will be thoroughly examined for flaws, defects, and areas of attention. If the inspection does raise concerns, you can use these concerns as leverage to get a better price.

Unfortunately, this is why many aircraft sellers may discourage you from having an aircraft pre-purchase inspection or even attempt to suggest you use a specific mechanic. In either case, you should always choose a pre-purchase inspection and aircraft maintenance company that is unbiased and unaffiliated with the seller. And if a seller is extremely reluctant to have the aircraft inspected by a third party, your search should continue without consideration of this aircraft.

Gain a Greater Peace of Mind with an Aircraft Pre-Purchase Inspection

Whether this is your first or 30th aircraft purchase, only an experienced and highly-trained aircraft mechanic will know what to look for. During the inspection, our technician will pay special attention to wear and tear, faulty equipment (such as landing gear), and other criteria. In many instances, we have performed an aircraft pre-purchase inspection and determined the aircraft was flyable — but not airworthy.

However, when you have the pre-purchase aircraft inspection, you will have greater peace of mind that an unbiased, third-party mechanic — without an agenda — has inspected the aircraft and determined it to be flyable and air worthy. And there is no price you can place on your safety and peace of mind.

Ensure Compliance with an Aircraft Pre-Purchase Inspection

As you know, compliance is a major deal in the world of aircraft. And to be compliant, the aircraft must check several boxes and meet specific criteria set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration. The pre-purchase inspection is the best way to ensure an aircraft you're considering fits the bill. Failure to do so could result in you spending additional money bringing the aircraft into compliance — after you've already purchased it from the seller.

Do It Before

As alluded to in the previous section, it's imperative to have your pre-purchase inspection before the deal is closed. When you're in negotiations to purchase an airplane, you hold all of the leverage. However, once the deal is finalized, you are at the mercy and the kindness of the seller. Unfortunately, this rarely works out in the purchasers' favor. Instead, the best scenario is to have the aircraft meticulously inspected by an experienced inspector before any paperwork or negotiations are finalized. In fact, leveraging the results of the pre-purchase inspection can be one of your most valuable bargaining tools.

Need an Aircraft Inspection? Contact Blue Line Technical Services

Blue Line Technical Services proudly holds all of the necessary certifications and expertise to professionally service, maintain, and inspect aircraft, including:

  • 100-hour aircraft inspections,
  • Annual aircraft inspection, or
  • Pre-purchase inspection

Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, we will tailor your aircraft inspection based on:

  1. The complexity of the aircraft you're considering purchasing
  2. The type and number of aircraft systems
  3. Your wishes and desired level of detail

We offer a world-class, state-of-the-art aviation complex at JNX equipped with a hangar, observation area, and even a rooftop restaurant while you wait. Our goal at Blue Line is to elevate your experience to new altitudes.

Contact Blue Line Technical Services today to schedule your aircraft pre-purchase inspection.

Blue Line Technical Services is one of only a handful of Diamond Authorized Service Centers in the country. Every mechanic is highly trained with a level of expertise to service any and all of your aircraft's maintenance needs with a particular focus on Diamond Aircraft and other airplanes made within the last 20 years. Whether you are flying in once a year for a yearly inspection or are in need of a full-service overhaul, Blue Line Technical Services can provide your maintenance needs with a sense of safety, accountability, and excellence. If you hate being grounded, come to Blue Line, where we can service your aircraft on time, every time, and get you back in the air.