THE QUIET LEADER
Looking to purchase an aircraft or turboprop? Whether you are entering the world of private aircraft ownership for the first time, or are looking for your next jet, QiJet provides the personalized liaison services you need to find the aircraft that’s suited to your needs. Our professional staff will assist you to ensure your buying experience goes smoothly.
FLAT FEE CUSTOMIZED SERVICES
We’re different—we don’t operate on a commission basis. Our services are compensated by a flat fee, so you know up front what you are paying. A buyer’s brokerage on commission, of course, gets paid a different amount depending on the amount you spend. That quite naturally creates an incentive to steer a customer toward higher priced aircraft. Our mission is to select the aircraft that’s the right fit for you—regardless of price. Another downside of the percentage commission that many buyers do not realize until it’s too late is that it can adversely affect the quality of the advice you get from your own broker. If you want to enforce your right to walk away from a particular aircraft after inspecting it, a buyer’s broker might put pressure on you to proceed with the transaction because he wants to earn the commission. With our flat fee arrangement, you will never see that kind of pressure from us. If the deal does not feel right to you, we’ll happily support your decision, and find you a more suitable aircraft.
OUR 10-STEP SERVICE MODEL IS DESIGNED TO DELIVER CUSTOMER SATISFACTION. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
1. Matching Models to Mission: First, we will learn all we can about your typical flights–the places you’ll be flying with your new aircraft, how many people you’ll be taking with you, whether overseas flights are anticipated, and all other factors that play a role in selecting the right model aircraft. Then we will match available models to your needs, so that your search will be focusing on aircraft that have the range, speed, seating and equipment to meet your needs.
2. Narrowing the Search: Next, we’ll meet with you to discuss the available models that can serve your needs, and provide you with the specifications and price ranges to help you decide which model or models we should specifically target in our search for your aircraft.
3. Locating Prospects: Then, we’ll go out into the market to see what is available, and to learn what may become available in the near future. We’ll bring you a list of aircrafts that meet your specific criteria, with details on each prospect.
4. Developing the Acquisition Budget: We will meet with you to create a realistic budget that addresses not simply the purchase price, but also inspection costs, desired upgrades, and all of the costs associated with putting your new aircraft to work for you, to eliminate surprises.
5. Pre-screening Prospects: Your time is valuable, and we don’t want you to waste it looking at aircraft that are not going to be suitable for you. We will sort through the list to eliminate those, putting our aviation knowledge to work to hone down the search to only the best prospects that meet your criteria. Then, we’ll schedule times when you can see the aircraft on the short list.
6. Selection and Offer to Purchase: We’ll help you obtain any additional information that you request to make a decision on which of the finalists is the right choice for you. Then, we’ll help you retain an experienced aviation attorney to prepare a purchase offer (and eventually an Aircraft Purchase Agreement) with appropriate protective language, so that you have an “escape clause” if the selected aircraft turns out to have a hidden problem.
7. Negotiating the Purchase Price: Our staff will be on the front lines of the negotiations, working hard to ensure that the final agreed price is one that is fairly matched to the selected aircraft and within your budget.
8. Choosing an Escrow Agent for the Transaction: We will help with the selection of a bonded and insured escrow agent and title company to handle funds so that your money is well protected, and we will order appropriate title inspections to ensure that the aircraft has no liens filed against it or its engines.
9. Choosing an Inspection Facility and Inspection Consultant: For a purchase of this importance and complexity, you will want to be sure that the facility conducting the pre-purchase inspection is familiar with the aircraft model. In addition, you will want an expert consultant with model experience to oversee the inspection. We will help you locate both, and we’ll work closely with them as your agent during the course of the inspection, to communicate their findings to you and to help resolve any disagreements over discrepancies found.
10. Closing and Registration: We will review all pre-closing checklists provided by the escrow agent, and will help to secure all signatures and other information needed for a smooth closing. Afterward, we will confirm that the registration documents have been properly recorded.
QUALITY SERVICE: THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS, OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICE TO YOU. WE WANT YOU TO BE A SATISFIED JET OR TURBOPROP OWNER.
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The new tax law enacted at the end of 2017 adds a powerful tool for U.S. business owners who use their private aircraft in their business. Under the new law, the cost of any new or previously-owned aircraft that a taxpayer purchases and places into business use this year can be written off (“expensed”) ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. This is a drastic change from prior tax law that imposed limits on the amount of an aircraft’s purchase price that could be expensed. With the new tax law already on the books, and a steadily increasing number of pre-owned aircraft hitting the market as owners upgrade to new models, there has never been a better time to purchase an aircraft.
IRS CIRCULAR 230 DISCLOSURE:
Pursuant to requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service, any tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, for purposes of avoiding penalties imposed under the United States Internal Revenue Code or promoting, marketing or recommending to another person any tax-related matter.