The process of purchasing an aircraft, whether it be pre-owned or newly manufactured, is extremely well served by engaging with AMS for a pre-purchase inspection. While it’s typical with new aircraft that the scope and detail of a pre-purchase inspection falls under the responsibility of a long-term completion monitoring service, many situations occur when an offer to purchase is made at a point that performing a pre-purchase inspection is all that time allows for. With either new or pre-owned aircraft, an AMS pre-purchase inspection ensures that a multitude of potential issues are reviewed and rectified as necessary. Experience has shown that the decision to provide a thorough pre-purchase inspection not only avoids what could be immediate disappointments for a client, it often reveals issues that if not discovered, could pose difficulties and considerable costs when re-selling the aircraft at a later date.
Pre-owned aircraft, even those having been meticulously maintained and cared for, often reveal issues that are discovered and generally resolved during an AMS pre-purchase inspection. While there is a tendency to equate an aircraft’s cosmetic condition to the actual aircraft and records condition – time and again this assumption has proven to have no basis. The key elements for delivering a valuable pre-purchase inspection begins and ends with the experience and expertise that AMS has available to provide to their client. By simply matching the most appropriate maintenance facility with an onsite AMS representative who has intimate knowledge of the specific model aircraft being purchased, has provided AMS continued and distinct success in providing cost effective pre-purchase inspections.
While AMS is noted for their focus on detail and thoroughness in discovering important technical issues of the aircraft, they are also respected within the aviation industry for facilitating solutions and working with all the entities involved in order to ensure their client’s desires and best interests are realized.