Mallory Cantrell | January 21, 2021

Should I Buy a New or Pre-Owned Jet? Discover the Benefits of Buying a Pre-Owned Aircraft

Purchasing a jet is an exciting opportunity—one filled with possibilities and excitement. A pre-owned aircraft can be an excellent investment no matter if you are a first-time buyer or seasoned aviation specialist.

Let’s explore some of the many advantages to pre-owned aircraft with your partner Omni Aircraft Sales.

Choose What Matters to You

When you begin to search for your ideal aircraft it’s easy to become overwhelmed with choices.

At Omni, we complete a needs assessment with each client. In this systematic process, we confirm your target budget, operating cost, annual fixed cost, travel range, passenger loads and schedule.

At this point in your search, you’ll also need to decide if you are open to a pre-owned aircraft. By expanding your search to pre-owned jets, you open the door to a larger pool of aircraft. If you limit your search to new aircraft, you are confined to the jets currently in production with a handful of manufacturers that meet your budget and performance specifications. However, with pre-owned aircraft, you can prioritize features that meet your travel needs without paying a premium for attributes that don’t serve your travel goals. A pre-owned jet offers incredible value as well as the flexibility to find a perfect match.

An Unmatched Commitment to Safety

You won’t find a group more committed to safety than Omni Aircraft Sales. We go beyond industry standards to serve our clients well. As part of our acquisition process, every aircraft undergoes a pre-buy inspection. Typically, all major repair items identified through the inspections are covered at the seller’s expense. Our team coordinates inspection schedules, scope of work and estimated costs with our maintenance facility.

Additionally, our Director of Maintenance oversees every transaction and ensures that each jet receives in-house technical and quality evaluations. An aircraft that satisfies manufacturer-required inspections is one of the most important ways to ensure the safety of your aircraft. These inspections also help reduce up-front maintenance costs. Due diligence early in the acquisition process provides you with valuable information. Not only will you feel confident in your purchase, but these evaluations will also help you understand the acquisition value of your aircraft.

Throughout the acquisition process, we strive to provide the highest level of service and transparency. For us, buying an airplane is more than a transaction—it’s a commitment to partnership. Safety is at the forefront of everything we do. Wyvern Wingman-certified since 2013, we pass rigorous safety audits and onsite assessments to maintain one of the highest safety credentials in private charter operations.


Tailored to You

One of the biggest benefits of private aviation is the ability to travel in comfort and style. A pre-owned jet can be customized to reflect your tastes and preferences. As an owner, you have the opportunity to upgrade from the manufacturer’s factory features and invest in amenities that matter to you.

Some owners choose to customize their aircraft’s interior before they take their inaugural flight. However, it might be worth traveling for a period of time before taking on any renovations. This approach allows you to see how you actually spend your flight time. Perhaps you will spend more time resting, entertaining guests or meeting with clients than you might have imagined. Once you see how you actually spend your time, you can customize the interior to suit the functionally you require.

At Omni, we can help facilitate any customization or modifications you’d like to make. Many clients find that these upgrades increase the value of their aircraft. In fact, the cost of the interior renovations may be offset when the jet garners a higher selling price in the future.


Efficiency & Performance

Prospective buyers may wonder if a new jet will cost less to operate or maintain than an older model. Modern aircraft are much less expensive to operate and much more reliable. Great strides have been made in technology in terms of efficiency and reliability in the last 50 years.

In addition, proactive maintenance will improve flight performance. A new jet, if not properly maintained, will create expensive issues before long. The FAA estimates that a brand-new aircraft requires maintenance after only 25 in-flight hours. Even with a warranty, you will need to contract with a qualified mechanic for inspections and repairs. Whomever you entrust with your aircraft maintenance will become someone you will need to interact with on an ongoing basis. It’s important to work with someone you trust. A well-maintained plane will serve you for decades to come.

A pre-owned purchase through Omni Aircraft Sales means a lifetime relationship with accountable experts who care. We abide by the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) Code of Ethics, ensuring that our customers have everything they need to understand their investment and properly care for their aircraft.

After decades of maintaining our own fleet, we expanded our maintenance division to better serve our brokerage clients. Omni Aircraft Maintenance is backed by more than 37 years of experience in aviation maintenance and service excellence. You won’t find more qualified technicians. Our techs are licensed, OEM-trained and boast an average of 28 years’ experience. We are fully insured, so you can rest assured that your aircraft is in good hands while in our care. Additionally, we offer competitive labor rates and a convenient location.


Omni Aircraft Sales 

Pre-owned jets have a lot to offer whether you plan to fly for business, travel or adventure. If you are looking to choose an aircraft tailored to your performance requirements and personal taste, you won’t find a better option than a pre-owned aircraft. With Omni’s management services and safety record, you can fly with confidence. Our expert team can help you find the perfect jet with our transparent acquisition process. You’ll feel empowered with our aircraft evaluations and our experienced brokers by your side.

Contact us today to learn more about the acquisition process.

Are you eager to experience private aviation but not quite ready to buy? With more than a million miles flown and nearly 4000 in-flight hours each year, Omni Air Transport is the place to go if you’re looking for a private charter.

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