When you’re purchasing a second-hand aircraft, you want to know exactly what you’re investing in. There are a lot of questions to be answered: What condition is the engine in? How well are other systems functioning? Does it comply with requirements? What is the structural integrity of the aircraft? And is there any damage in its history? These questions are just the tip of the iceberg. For complete confidence in the aircraft – and the deal you’ll be closing – make sure you have a detailed analysis performed by the experts from LindSky. With our endorsements from the EASA and the FAA, you can put your full confidence in us.
We offer four different types of inspection:
- Pre-purchase inspection
This inspection involves a thorough technical inspection of all pertinent primary and secondary airframe structures, an inspection of all major systems, and a complete and thorough review of all of the aircraft records and logbooks. Under normal circumstances, the inspection includes incoming and outgoing maintenance test flights, and a complete check of all ground and flight systems.
- Preliminary pre-purchase inspection
The inspection is designed to decide whether an aircraft is a candidate for a formal pre-purchase inspection. We investigate the aircraft based on areas known to be subject to extreme wear and tear or other problems. These areas differ based on the particular model of the aircraft. We also conduct a thorough review of the aircraft records, keeping an eye out for any signs of damage and to identify any anomalies.
- Collateral inspection
The collateral inspection involves a cursory physical inspection of an aircraft to assess the general condition. We also verify the existence of the aircraft logbooks and records and examine them to identify obvious anomalies. This type of inspection is not designed to conclusively establish the airworthiness of the aircraft, but it does give you a good starting point in your hunt for the right aircraft.
- Appraisal inspection
The scope of an appraisal inspection is similar to that of a collateral inspection. However, the examination is more extensive. We perform a preliminary inspection and review of the aircraft. We then analyse the records and logbooks to identify anomalies. Afterwards, we give our conditional opinion of the general airworthiness of the aircraft, based on the representations of the owner. With a good idea of the potential and value of the aircraft, you are in a far better position to decide whether to invest or keep looking.
Are you on the verge of buying a second-hand aircraft? Maybe you’re just looking, but you still want to know exactly what you’re looking at! Feel free to contact us to get our expert opinion. Also, feel free to browse the aircraft we currently have available for purchase to get an idea of what is available and how much it should cost. We are happy to help you out in any other way we can.