The buying process

The buying Process

At Hummingbird, we understand that purchasing an aircraft is a significant investment and a crucial decision. That is why we follow a comprehensive buying process to ensure that you make an informed decision and get the best value for your money.

Narrowing down the Aircraft Category: The first step in the aircraft buying process is to determine the aircraft category that best fits your flight needs. We will work with you to understand your mission profile, travel requirements, and other factors that will influence your aircraft choice. Based on this information, we will help you narrow down your options to a few aircraft categories that meet your needs.

Refining the Search: Once we have identified the aircraft categories that best fit your needs, we will refine the search based on your budget, annual expenses, and resale value. We will provide you with a comprehensive cost analysis that includes all the expenses associated with owning and operating the aircraft. This information will help you make an informed decision about the aircraft that best fits your budget and long-term financial goals.

In-depth Pre-Buy Inspection: Before finalizing the purchase of any aircraft, we strongly recommend conducting an in-depth pre-buy inspection. Our team of experts will assist you in finding a reputable mechanic who specializes in the type of aircraft you are interested in. The pre-buy inspection will cover all aspects of the aircraft, including the airframe, engines, avionics, and all other systems.

Financing: If you need financing to purchase the aircraft, we will work with our partner finance companies to get you the best rates and terms. Our team will assist you in completing the necessary paperwork and securing the financing you need to make the purchase.

Test Flight: Once the pre-buy inspection is complete, and financing is secured, we will arrange a test flight for you. Our team will help you schedule a flight and ensure that all necessary flight permits are obtained. We will also coordinate with the seller to make sure that the aircraft is ready for the test flight.

Delivery: Finally, once the purchase is complete, and all paperwork is finalized, we will deliver the aircraft to your home base. Our team will coordinate the delivery of the aircraft, ensuring that it is safely transported to your desired location. We will also assist you with any necessary post-delivery services, including registration and insurance.