acquisition service

In an effort to match a potential owner with the right twin Cessna aircraft, TAS Aviation, as a part of our TAS Touch customized aviation program offers acquisition services. These services can be bought as a complete package to guide you from beginning to purchase or can be bought a-la-carte for a particular service that you may need. These services are offered in three phases.

Our Process

Phase 1

Let’s Find Candidates

Under this phase, potential airplanes for purchase will be reviewed. Starting with a questionnaire to help narrow our search, followed by a spreadsheet of choices that “balances” all of the candidates to determine the best value, culminating with a potential buyer’s review of the cosmetics, and general scope of the aircraft. Offer to purchase and purchase agreement assistance will be completed for the “IT” airplane that comes out of this PHASE.

Phase 2

Our Secret Tricks

Under this phase, TAS Aviation goes on site to determine if the phase “1” pick is our “IT” airplane. TAS will send our special pilot staff on site, to the aircraft’s location, to test fly the airplane for proper systems function. A “technology” walk around will be performed. This is an extended walk around inspection using video conferencing to allow TAS maintenance staff to pre look at known trouble area in order to determine if the airplane can then become a candidate for pre-purchase inspection. This phase is designed to help you the buyer to eliminate an airplane before expending great amounts of money to move the aircraft to pre-purchase inspection.

Phase 3

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Under this phase TAS Aviation and its staff will move the airplane to our base in Defiance, OH (KDFI) for our traditional pre-purchase inspection. TAS maintenance uses an annual inspection for the pre-buy criteria. A complete logbook review is accomplished. At the end of this phase the buyer will be presented with 2 documents: 

  1. A discrepancy list representing all items found along with an estimate for their completion. If they are completed, this aircraft can be signed off for an annual inspection at that time.
  2. A log book review report. This report will highlight time life items, their current status, serial numbers, and time since overhaul etc.