Aircraft Acquisition


At Aircraft Brokerage of Texas (ABT), we take great pride in helping aircraft sellers navigate the market and successfully sell their aircraft.  In fact, our service was born off this concept; however as the market changes and the acquisition of aircraft becomes more complex, there is a vital need for buyer representation. To equally accommodate aircraft buyers, ABT has developed acquisition services that focus on the custom needs of each buyer, as well as incorporate current market trends and extensive research in the complex process of aircraft acquisition.

Buyer representation with ABT lends you not just our experience, but our proven process – a process aimed at protecting you from buying the wrong aircraft at the wrong price.  Don’t navigate the market by yourself, let ABT be your aircraft procurement GPS.


PHASE 1: Understanding our Buyers

Tell us about yourself!  To get you the right aircraft for the right price we need to know more about you!  Our process doesn’t start with pre-buys and test flights, rather we begin with a comprehensive yet efficient process of understanding you.  This helps us determine the perfect search criteria and create your buyer profile.  This is where we learn about your mission, your goals, time frame, aviation experience, and of course your budget.  Before you can build your “dream home,” you must build a strong foundation, buying your dream aircraft is no   different – Phase 1 gives us the foundation we need to make your dreams of aircraft ownership a reality.

PHASE 2: The Search

OK this is the fun part, or is it?  Shuffling though websites, classifieds and other outlets can not only be time consuming, but also lead to countless unanswered phone calls or dead ends.  Utilizing such publications is of course one of our methods, but we also have created a network of aircraft sellers that we work closely with when locating your next aircraft.  We do the research, make the phone calls and send you weekly updates of aircraft, we know your best options.  Looking through the sea of aircraft can be a puzzle, allow us to help you but the pieces in the right spot!

PHASE 3: Pre-Buy and Test Flights

We aren’t just sales men and women at ABT, but a team filled with aviation knowledge, experience and know how!  To insure you are getting the best aircraft for the best price it is crucial you have a team of people that are aviation professionals. We are pilots, A&P’s, inspectors and aircraft flight instructors, putting all these disciplines together during Phase 3 insures you are getting the right aircraft for the right price.  We audit aircraft records, visually inspect all aircraft components including interior and exterior condition and of course put the aircraft through a comprehensive test flight.  This process is imperative in insuring proper value, FAA compliance with all required records and maintenance, and gives our buyers the peace of mind they are getting exactly what they are paying for.  Surprises are great for birthday parties and marriage proposals but have no place when buying an aircraft – Phase 3 insures there’s only clear answers. NO SURPRISES!

PHASE 4: The Sale

We’ve crossed or T’s and dotted our “I’s” it’s now time to sign the dotted line, or is it?   When it comes time to make things official and purchase your dream aircraft, we walk you and the seller through the process making sure everything is done legally.  Making sure that we are complying with all state and federal tax laws, and going through the proper steps outlined by the FAA.  If any questions should arise that we are unsure of we use our network of CPA’s and aviation lawyers to make sure there is no grey area.  The last thing you want is to violate any tax laws and or FAA regulations. Our experience and network of industry professionals makes sure the sale is not only seamless but most importantly in compliance.  Get the peace of mind you need when making your aircraft purchase, don’t put anything to chance, don’t allow a “bad sale” to ground you before you were ever even airborne.

Acquisition Packages

All Acquisition Packages Include:

  • Aircraft locating services, including weekly list of applicable aircraft
  • Calling sellers
  • Negotiating the sales price
  • Access to customer portal: view maintenance status & log discrepancies in real-time
  • Full logbook audit
  • **Connect you with our network of CPA’s and aviation lawyers**
  • **Safety pilot for aircraft ferry, if applicable**

**Denotes other expenses, such as pre-purchase inspection, legal fees, and travel that are the responsibility of the buyer.

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Add-On Options:

  • Pre-Purchase Inspection through Sister Company SVT Aviation Maintenance
  • Aircraft Financing Options & Guidance
  • Assistance in Shopping Aircraft Insurance & Finding Your Best Option
  • Continued Training in Your Newly Acquired Aircraft
  • Connecting You With Our Sister Company SVT Aviation Maintenance For All Of Your Maintenance And Aircraft Part Needs

We look forward to represent you in all aspects of locating and purchasing your new aircraft.


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