Professional Aircraft Acquisitions

Purchasing an aircraft is a vastly rewarding investment – but innumerable choices, safety inspections, negotiations, financing, and translating industry jargon can make procuring the perfect plane a full - time job. Summit Aviation’s expert consultants will orchestrate the entire process for you, utilizing decades of industry experience and an extensive network of valuable connections to acquire your dream aircraft.

Our team can quickly locate planes tailored to even the most particular of buyers. When the best aircraft is selected, we work closely with buyer and seller, handling negotiations, coordinating necessary FAA paperwork, inspections, financing, insurance, and training, ensuring a positive buying experience.

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Requirements & Preferences 

By carefully considering your unique needs, you become part of our Team. Based on your preferences and requirements, the ideal aircraft is selected and our experts then comb through a pool of national and international resources built from years of positive relationships in the industry, and can quickly locate planes virtually tailored to the specific requirements of even the most particular of buyers. When the best aircraft is confirmed, our experts work closely with both buyer and seller, handling negotiations, coordinating all the necessary FAA paperwork, inspections, financing, insurance, and training, ensuring a positive buying experience.

Aircraft Acquisition Process

Summit Aviation’s sales team utilizes a three-phase aircraft acquisition process to ensure transactions are as easy and efficient as possible for our clients

Phase One:

We begin with a simple conversation to evaluate your needs in order to provide you with personalized care and attention throughout the acquisition process. We eliminate the need for intensive research on your end by reviewing the existing market and preparing value assessments comparing different prospective aircraft. Based on this research, we will work as a team to identify the aircraft type and model that best fits your specific needs. Our team will assist you in identifying potential tax incentives and determining insurance needs, as well as assist with securing financing. 

Phase Two:             

Once the right aircraft is identified, located and approved by you, our team will move to Phase Two of the acquisition process. Phase 2 begins with a market evaluation of the selected aircraft by the Summit team. Then we coordinate a review of the maintenance history logbooks, and prepare the purchase/lease offer. Summit Aviation’s team will manage the transfer of funds to escrow, submit a purchase offer, and negotiate the on-going terms of the agreement.

Phase Three:

In the final stage, the Summit sales team will coordinate and monitor the pre-purchase inspection and negotiate any maintenance that requires resolution. We will manage the aircraft acceptance, closing and delivery. In our ongoing relationship, we also assist in arranging aircraft storage and maintenance support. 

Not only will an expert team save you valuable time, there are often opportunities to secure a lower price for your desired aircraft through skilled negotiating. We will help safeguard you from the many pitfalls of a poorly informed or managed purchase. Along with the added benefit of a Certified Aircraft Appraiser on staff, your search is in the most capable hands from start through to flying in the aircraft of your dreams! 

Why Summit Aviation?

Our Team has extensive experience in a wide range of aircraft acquisitions. We have handled hundreds of aircraft transactions, from single - engine Cessnas to heavy corporate jets and all those in - between.

Qualifications and Experience

Summit is comprised of a unique blend of talented and respected general aviation industry professionals who have strong credentials and proven track records.On a combined basis, our principals and consultants have decades of aviation  operations, training, aircraft sales and acquisitions, aircraft management, and customer service experience. We provide the best quality aviation consulting and services available in the industry.

Our clients can attest to our ability to understand and meet project goals and objectives (e.g. provide services, work products/deliverables, and resources that fully accomplish the scope of work) and complete projects on time and within budget.We get the job done right the first time.

Our fully-committed team will achieve these objectives, confident that nobody does a better job.

Aircraft Acquisition Service


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