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Aircraft Sales Resources: Acquisitions


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Aircraft Sales Resources: Acquisitions


wisdom, Experience, & Resources

Buying a corporate aircraft can be a tedious process. Major business decisions of this type require thorough understanding of market conditions, aircraft availability, associated costs, maintenance expectations, and all documentation required to pass title from one entity to another.

With combined aviation experience of over 200 years, Central's dedicated team has a reputation for leadership in pre-owned aircraft sales around the world. Our network analysis allows us to evaluate your needs and provide exclusive representation whether you are buying, selling, trading or simply need cost comparison and analysis.

Acquisitions

Central's experience in aircraft marketing and sales is an asset to buyers, sellers, brokers, and lenders.  Since 1939, those in the market for aircraft have depended on Central Flying Service to guide their purchasing decisions. These are BIG DECISIONS. The vast majority of aircraft acquisitions are guided by aircraft brokerage and consulting firms. Central Flying Service is not a consulting firm. We've maintained, repaired, and overhauled aircraft at our Little Rock facility for over 75 years. Consultants just don't have that kind of experience. Our understanding of aircraft far exceeds the information currently available in the marketplace. We have been in the general aviation business for over three-quarters of a century, and we bring valuable experience to the negotiating table. It pays to have knowledge and experience on your side. 

needs vs. wants

Our customers not only get what they need, they get what they want. 

fitting

Our knowledge of available aircraft exceeds the limits of those currently listed with many brokers and dealers. Once we've determined the type of aircraft which best suits your needs, it must be located before negotiations can begin. And how do you find the right aircraft? This is often a problem. Central's vast network of brokers, dealers, maintenance facilities, lenders, and management companies solves that problem. It is frequently the case that an available aircraft never actually enters the open market. 

commission 

Simply put, we save our clients quite a bit of money. In a typical transaction, the money saved during the acquisition is at least five times the rate of our flat fee commission.  As professional agents, it is our job to minimize your risk and exposure, and save you money. Our inspection and negotiation processes mitigate depreciation on the front end. From start to finish, we understand the process of passing major savings along to you. 

lending

Central's network includes an array of lenders who will work with you, at your pace, to meet your needs. 

 


Central's Aircraft Sales Associates

learn more:


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Aircraft Sales, Brokerage


75+ Years of Experience:
Mastery of the process.

Aircraft Sales, Brokerage


75+ Years of Experience:
Mastery of the process.

Aircraft Brokerage

Putting your aircraft up for sale and realizing its value at closing is a challenge. Sellers choose Central Flying Service because we understand the meaning of true value. We mitigate the complexity of the process by providing a tailored, streamlined suite of services:

  • Assessing market value and establishing value
  • Promoting globally in multiple channels
  • Pre-purchase management
  • Preparing multi-media marketing materials
  • Evaluating and negotiating offers
  • On-site inspection and delivery assistance

30/30 Guarantee: 100% Satisfaction. Period.

At Central, we utilize the most technologically aggressive methods to sell your aircraft. And we’ll do it better than anyone else. It’s called our 30/30 Guarantee. On a 30 day concurrent listing you pay only if we produce. It’s that simple. It’s our commitment to serving you.

Market Analysis & Independent Appraisal Service

Whether you are a buyer or a seller of an aircraft, it’s important to get an independent opinion of an aircraft’s value or a certified appraisal. Central Flying Service provides you with an accurate, detailed market value analysis, broken down by major factors.

Central begins by providing you with the latest market trends and a review of the competition.

Then we conduct an on-site inspection of the aircraft, an in-depth log book review and take photographs of the aircraft’s primary sales features.

We also offer assistance in the final aircraft delivery sequence assuring that your interests are always met in the aircraft evaluation while establishing a fair asking price.

Charles Smithwick, Taylor McGrew, Bob Rollins & Phil Gustafoson

For more information click on a name below to email an associate:

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Aircraft Sales, SkyShare


SKYSHARE

Hassle Free Shared Aircraft Ownership

Aircraft Sales, SkyShare


SKYSHARE

Hassle Free Shared Aircraft Ownership

Enjoy the comfort, flexibility, security and privacy that simply cannot be equaled by any form of public transportation. Aircraft ownership puts you in charge of your schedule with access to hundreds of airports closer to your destinations which aren't serviced by major airlines.

Customize your share according to your needs. Whether you need to fly 10 days or 200, with SkyShare, the choice is yours. There is no limit on the number of hours you are allowed to fly per day or per trip. The sky is yours!


Affordability:

SkyShare defines all costs in advance so there are no hidden surprises. All major costs are predictable and guaranteed.

Call Central when you are ready to fly and leave the rest to us. We are completely responsible for your aircraft management (maintenance, storage, insurance, crew, scheduling, FAA coordination, billing, fuel, engine/prop overhaul, aircraft cleaning and logistics) all at no additional cost to you.

Our goal is to make your trip as hassle free as possible.

For more information click on a name below to email one of our associates:

Aircraft with Current Availabilities


58 BARON


King air c90


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Aircraft Sales: Management


Fully Scalable Turn-Key Aircraft Management.

Aircraft Sales: Management


Fully Scalable Turn-Key Aircraft Management.

Aircraft Management


Full Service Management

With 75 years of aviation experience, Central takes care of the day-to-day needs of your aircraft and handles all the details to provide you with a turn-key, hassle free operation.

Maintenance Tracking

As your manager, Central keeps track of upcoming inspections and maintenance. We have expert shops onsite and offer competitive bids from others on all major maintenance.
View Central's Maintenance Capabilities Here.

Details

Central does it all. From scheduling for your aircraft and flight coordination, crewing flights with our highly trained staff of pilots, hotels and transportation arrangements to cleaning and detailing your aircraft.

Flight Scheduling

One call to schedule all aspects of your travel needs. This service includes arrangements of ground handling, ground transportation, and catering.

Personalized Service

Direct points of contact with seasoned professionals assures your needs are met and questions answered.

Monthly Updates

Central personally inspects each aircraft we manage to assure your satisfaction. We charge one fixed management fee and provide you with a comprehensive monthly report.

Save Money

Our experience and size allow us to negotiate the most favorable terms and conditions for your purchase. The cost savings generated on behalf of our clients is unmatched in the industry. With simplicity in mind, Central provides you with means of transportation at the most economical level. We negotiate fuel discounts, insurance coverage, maintenance labor rates, parts, refurbishing and painting of the aircraft, warranty and crew expenses. We also offer charter service for qualifying aircraft. 


be in touch

 

Charles Smithwick
501.617.3036

Taylor McGrew
501.975.9685

Bob Rollins
501.975.9394

Phil Gustafson
501.975.9328

 

Contact one of our highly trained professional associates today to learn more about our Turn-Key Aircraft Management Program.


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Aircraft Sales: Marketing


MARKETING

Knowledge & Experience
in your corner.

Aircraft Sales: Marketing


MARKETING

Knowledge & Experience
in your corner.

leadership.

You already know you need a professional marketing team with decades of experience to win the maximum value for your aircraft. We have complete mastery of technique, knowledge, and most importantly, timing. Sometimes, it is in your best interest NOT to sell. Often, in order to maximize your personal gain on the sale of your aircraft it is of critical importance that you simply WAIT. As an integral part of the regional dealership market, we are connected with brokers and buyers complimenting the international market. We specialize in determining the precise balance of price point versus holding time.

confidentiality.

Many of our clients have a need for confidentiality.

process.

Each client has different needs. One client may need to minimize holding costs and time-on-market, while the other may need to maximize selling price regardless of holding time. In other cases, clients need to orchestrate a sale within the acceptable timing of an IRS code 1031 exchange or reverse exchange in coordination with the purchase of a different aircraft. All of this requires highly experienced professionals to manage the sales process.

We will construct a technical specification package that gives prospective buyers insight into the specific features and components of your aircraft. Buyers are able to see and learn about your aircraft. Technical presentation of your aircraft is crucial to making international (and domestic) sales. Our team consists of professionals with extensive technical and operational experience in all types of corporate jet, turboprop, and piston aircraft.

We use web-based and email marketing campaigns to reach the most qualified buyers in the least amount of time, as well as targeted print media. 

There is no substitute for personal selling. Central's Aircraft Sales Group is highly effective in adding a personal touch to the sale of your aircraft. We maintain strong relationships with all of our dealer/broker colleagues as well as the manufacturers, and often consummate sales based on the integrity of our reputation alone. 

In addition to personal selling, we guarantee that we will be present for every aircraft showing to every prospective buyer requesting a showing. We do this at our cost and do not require you to make time in your schedule to travel to a showing. Negotiation is an artform, and we have the experience and people to best protect your interests in the process.


Our prices are specification based and market driven. With Central Flying Service in your corner, you will never lose time or money because your aircraft was priced in error.

We are also present for the negotiated pre-purchase inspection. This event is often the most complicated and unpredictable stage of the selling process. It is imperative that you have a technically educated and experienced professional managing and negotiating on your behalf during the entire inspection process.

For more information email one of our associates today.


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Aircraft Sales Team


Aircraft Sales Team


LET US EARN YOUR BUSINESS!

Charles Smithwick
501.617.3036

Taylor McGrew
501.975.9685

Bob Rollins
501.975.9394

Phil Gustafson
501.975.9328