AMS’ approach to providing an aircraft acquisition service begins with combining a comprehensive analysis of the client’s travel needs and specific objectives a client may have for aircraft features. The acquisition process is completely structured in a manner for AMS to work along with the client’s team, or if desired, assume complete responsibility of the acquisition and transaction processes. Simultaneous to the acquisition, AMS is often engaged to assist the client with assembling a flight department or help the client choose a suitable management company. From the initial discussion until the aircraft enters operation, AMS’ sole objective is to work for and represent only the best interest of our client. AMS purposely realizes no economic advantage in recommending or utilizing any particular model aircraft, broker, manufacturer, service provider, lender, insurance company or legal advisor.
In the past, the opportunity to easily assess private aircraft has typically been available to our clients, but with relatively few options of how to do so. In many cases, the desire for security, flexibility of schedule, specific cabin amenities and business requirements support the sole ownership of an aircraft. In these cases, AMS works very close with their clients in understanding their needs, expectations and budget to match the best type of aircraft and operation to meet all their objectives. The AMS aircraft acquisition service is a product that considers every detail from qualifying the right aircraft to assisting the client with establishing the safest and best means to operate the aircraft for years to come.
Aside from whole aircraft ownership, the increased number of private aircraft produced and their availability for use has caused a number of innovative programs to be created within the industry which some have become popular to satisfy this supply and demand. Today, our clients may choose to purchase virtually any fraction of an aircraft, along with leasing options, partnership arrangements, purchasing of jet cards and arranging for private aircraft charter packages of different forms that offer a variety of benefits. AMS stays active in keeping current with all of these programs and therefore knowledgeable of the benefits and limitations that each program offers.
As an independent service provider, AMS provides valuable, non-biased and timesaving insight in matching their client with the most favorable and affordable type of private aircraft travel available for them.
AMS has routinely been engaged to assist risk managers of many major aircraft lenders by providing comprehensive technical evaluations of aircraft and helicopters throughout the world. The value of our technical audit allows those having a financial interest of the asset to be apprised of current or pending technical issues that an asset might present. AMS routinely receives feedback that technical evaluations have provided considerable value in both the recognizing and forecasting of a distressed asset along with predicting the economic impact an asset may require to meet its proper technical conformity.
For several decades, AMS has frequently been engaged to assist aviation attorneys, insurance companies, aircraft owners, manufacturers and service providers in the providing of objective guidance and remedies to a range of issues and causes. AMS is known for its skills in performing the necessary in-depth research and subsequent providing of formal reports and documentation. Typically, AMS reports are utilized as a basis for finding solution and guidance to both legal and other matters calling for experienced guidance, interpretation and aviation advice.
AMS provides assistance to owners of new and existing aircraft when developing private flight departments or when a flight department undertakes a major growth initiative or even chooses to become IS-BAO registered using our in-house AMS certified auditors. AMS also assists clients in the decision process of evaluating and selecting third party management companies to ensure the provider is best suited for the distinct needs of the client.
AMS has unique experience in being intimately involved with aircraft completion processes,
pre-purchase inspections, delivery acceptance inspections, major refurbishments, major upgrade projects for avionics equipment, cabin management system upgrades, oversight of major repairs and modification, damage assessments, on-lease / off-lease inspections and aircraft record analysis.