Every project is unique and fully customized to meet lifestyle needs and preferences.
At Sparfell & Partners, we offer a full range of services attached to buying an aircraft.
From consulting to market research, engineering to operations, maintenance to management and all the way to designing your perfect aircraft inside and out: we take care of every step.
Aircraft design, both interior and exterior, is emotional and is the one physical element of an aircraft that can be personalised. The look of an aircraft awakes feelings and passions that are very important for owners and passengers alike. As Sparfell & Partners' philosophy is very much about the passion of flying and enjoying the ownership and use of an aircraft, we put a great deal of importance on the emotional elements of those parts of the aircraft that can be tailored to personal preferences. We work with top designers, both small companies and large, to offer our clients the choice when it comes to selecting a new interior or paint on their aircraft.
The acquisition of an asset such as an aircraft is not always as straightforward as simply writing a cheque. It is often more attractive for a buyer to finance the acquisition rather than to use his or her own funds. Sparfell & Partners collaborates with several global and local financial institutions to serve the needs of our clients in order to structure the acquisition in the most cost and tax efficient manner.
CAMO services, modifications, cabin reconfigurations and interior refurbishments are only some of the many complex services required during the life cycle of an aircraft. These are specialist and regulated services that require skills and experience.
To complicate things further, every Civil Aviation Authority has their own set of demands, and having the knowledge of these different rules and regulations and the experience dealing with the various authorities is essential to a successful outcome. Sparfell & Partners has many decades of experience in the domain of Engineering services and can offer these to clients worldwide.
The operation of an aircraft is the reason for acquiring one. For airliners it is to provide airline services from point to point, for business jets and helicopters it may be to supply transport for company executives, or to fly an ultra high net worth individual around the world on business and leisure or it may be to have an aircraft for personal flights and to rent it to others while it is not being used. These scenarios require very different operational solutions. Sparfell & Partners can provide operations solutions for all these cases ranging from full management in an AOC (commercial operator) whereby the aircraft can also be chartered out to clients, to single team solutions whereby a dedicated crew and team operate the aircraft for the owner only.
Most aircraft owners treat their asset with extreme care as this not only keeps its value at a maximum but it also means that the operations costs are kept in check. More importantly, those flying on an airliner, business jet or helicopter, deserve to fly in the knowledge that it is being operated to the highest safety standards. Crews are in the front line when it comes to safety and caring for an asset. They therefore need to be provided by a partner who can select only the very best. Sparfell & Partners is well placed to provide this service as its Chairman, Philip Queffelec was President of a commercial business jet airline for many years and always applied a great emphasis on safety in all its operations. We can source, select and provide crews for all types of operations private and commercial.
We guide you step by step through the entire process until delivery.
- Aircraft type comparison (operating costs / maintenance / performance / training / etc…).
- Selection of the best aircrafts per aircraft type.
- Negotiation with the seller/or the manufacturer for brand new aircrafts
- Organisation of visits, visual inspection & pre-buy inspection (inspection costs not included).
- Legal assistance
- Assistance through the “closing” procedure.
- All those different technical, legal, and financial services are included in our remuneration based on a fix fee of the aircraft price for a large cabin aircraft.
THE TRANSACTION SCHEDULE
- Aircraft Selection
- Price negotiation with Seller.
- Execution of the Letter of Intention (LOI)
- Visual inspection and set-up of the pre-buy inspection
- Execution of the aircraft purchase agreement.
- Pre-buy inspection and remittance of the pre-buy inspection report.
- Acceptance of the aircraft and closing/delivery.