9430 Research Blvd, Suite 230 Austin, TX 78759
(512) 615-3334

Flinn Aviation

9430 Research Blvd, Suite 230 Austin, TX 78759     |     (512) 615-3334


(512) 615-3334

9430 Research Blvd, Suite 230 Austin, TX 78759

PROCESS

Company Overview

Flinn Aviation LLC began operations in 2002 in Austin, Texas selling corporate jets and turboprops, with over 200 worldwide transactions to date. The company expanded into turbine helicopter sales and acquisitions in 2006, with over 70 sold. Our customers list spans the globe and operates in every industry segment. Flinn Aviation is well versed in international transactions, which account for approximately 40% of our business. We have staff on hand fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Russian.

Flinn Aviation has rapidly become an industry leader in both the fixed wing and rotor wing markets. Our comprehensive market research, technical knowledge, and aggressive marketing techniques has resulted a proven and documented track record. Our company headquarters is located just a few minutes from downtown Austin.


Why Flinn Aviation

  • With Flinn Aviation, you are working with a consultant, not just a broker
  • High visibility exposure for your aircraft
  • Obtain industry-wide interest in your aircraft
  • We make the selling process go smoothly, from initial inquiry to closing
  • Attention to detail
  • 86 cumulative years of experience
  • Professionalism
  • Market expertise in jets, turboprops, and helicopters
  • Fleet planning / aircraft selection
  • Creative selling and marketing worldwide
  • Worldwide reputation and contacts
  • Compensation only after transaction is completed
  • Proven track record
  • Known well by the escrow companies
  • Represent your aircraft in the pre-purchase inspection
  • Comprehensive market analysis and research
  • Value estimations based on recent selling prices, trends, and fleet availability
  • Know your aircraft thoroughly and highlight its most desirable features
  • Skillful negotiation
  • Market positioning your aircraft for maximum value
  • Closing and funds distribution manager
  • Sales/Purchase Agreement reviewed, negotiated, and signed
  • Trusted by reputable aircraft owners and operators worldwide

Beyond the Transaction

  • Aid in delivery or shipping to the purchaser’s location.
  • When necessary, assist in meeting import/export requirements and certification.
  • Recommend MROs or completion centers for any necessary upgrades including avionics, cosmetics, or specific operational requirements.
  • Assist with recommendations for scheduled or AOG maintenance facilities, crew training, and any other flight

Personalized & Down-to-Earth Approach

Flinn Aviation knows that every customer likes to be treated with courtesy and respect. Our unique personalized and down-to-earth approach helps us break any barrier to communication and allows us to listen to each customer’s needs and give attention to detail. Our company operates with flexibility, allowing us to quickly overcome obstacles.



The Sales Process in Detail

When selling your aircraft, Flinn Aviation will analyze the market, negotiate, and close the sale efficiently and effectively, resulting in a seamless transaction which maximizes your potential return. Our complete and all-inclusive marketing service includes:

Conduct Market Research

Flinn Aviation will research the market for an analysis of similar aircraft currently on the market, plus actual sales prices of recent transactions. This will help determine where your aircraft is positioned in the worldwide resale market, and the likely asking price and timeline for the sale.

  • Obtain recent sales history of equivalent aircraft.
  • Evaluate market conditions including inventory levels and trends, to determine the ask price.
  • Determine aircraft’s position in the market.

Prepare Aircraft for Sale

Flinn Aviation will evaluate your aircraft for its overall condition and all necessary technical and regulatory requirements.

  • Personally view the aircraft and records to ensure accurate representation.
  • Resolve any document discrepancies.
  • Coordinate photo shoot of exterior and interior highlights.
  • Develop marketing plan and sales collateral.

Execute Marketing Plan

Accurately and in the most favorable light represent your aircraft to prospective buyers with an international multi-channel marketing plan to reach prospects whose mission profile, budget, and other requirements match your aircraft. Based on the make and model, and the location of prospective buyers, this custom plan will integrate a combination of the tactics listed here.

  • Produce print and digital sales sheets with professional photos.
  • Worldwide direct mail/email campaigns.
  • Promote your aircraft in publications and websites that spotlight aircraft for sale.
  • Implement direct call plan to our exclusive network of clients, aircraft owners, pilots, flight departments, attorneys, and other industry contacts.
  • Promote the aircraft at aviation shows and events.

Marketing Venues
  • Aircraft Spec Sheet
  • Direct Mail Letter
  • Print Advertising
  • Website Listing
  • Direct Mail Postcard
  • Aircraft Directories
  • E-mail Blasts
  • Aircraft Video

Respond to Offers

Communicate with you throughout the response and negotiation process, from fielding inquiries to finalizing price and terms with the buyer.

  • Respond in a timely manner to formal Letters of Intent (LOI) from qualified buyers.
  • Negotiate price and closing terms with buyer.
  • Engage escrow companies to confirm deposits, documents, and title searches.
  • Coordinate with aviation counsel finalizing Aircraft Purchase Agreements
  • Schedule and facilitate visual inspections along with aircraft records reviews.

Coordinate Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)

Unlike many other companies, Flinn Aviation can have an authorized technical representative onsite to supervise and verify the prepurchase inspection.

  • Coordinate inspection timing, location, and work scope.
  • Oversee inspection and report results.
  • Review list of discrepancies ensuring that it contains only airworthiness or safety of flight items, and that the proposed repairs are necessary, reasonable, cost efficient, and timely.
  • Correct airworthy items identified during the inspection.
  • Negotiate correction of other discrepancies required to finalize closing.

Oversee Closing

Coordinate the closing to ensure proper transfer of title and funds.

  • Assist with identifying tax-friendly closing locations.
  • Confirm that the transaction is fully funded.
  • Procure all documentation needed for closing including Lien Releases, FAA Bill of Sale, FAA registration, IR Registry, Import/Export C of A’s, and 1031 Exchanges.
  • Ensure transfers of engine and/or parts programs.
  • Substantiate proper transfer of title.
  • Review and verify closing statements with client.

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