Aircraft Acquisitions

With over 1,350 aircraft transactions completed while in business for over 25 years, Bell Aviation’s experienced staff has proven its capability to handle all aspects of aircraft sales. With first-hand knowledge of aircraft both in and outside of the market, in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry and years of experience, Bell Aviation is prepared to find the perfect aircraft for you at the best possible price.

Over the years, Bell Aviation has developed a specific and helpful step by step process for aircraft acquisitions. From needs assessment to delivery, the Bell Aviation Acquisition Process covers every aspect of the acquisition while ensuring utmost customer satisfaction. This process is designed to save you the costly time and money you deserve.

Contact a qualified Bell Aviation sales professional today and put Bell Aviation to work for you.

  1. Acquisition Agreement

    Bell Aviation will work with you to establish the terms and conditions of your acquisition agreement.

  2. Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis

    Bell Aviation will help you determine and establish your needs for an aircraft, including aircraft type, model, year, total time, and equipment while keeping you within your operating budget.

  3. Extensive Research

    By assessing present market strength and weaknesses, Bell Aviation will determine the number of aircraft available and evaluate current asking and selling prices.

  4. Location

    Bell Aviation will identify every available aircraft in the market through direct contact with owners, discreet survey of our customers, and the use of industry tracking services, dealer network trade-ins and manufacturers’ trade-ins.

  5. Validate & Evaluate

    Bell Aviation will determine a first round of recommended aircraft selections based upon total time, year, equipment, engine times, inspections status, damage history, paint/interior, ownership history and maintenance history.

  6. Analyze

    In order to demonstrate value differences between selected aircraft for you, the Bell team will conduct a quantitative analysis by assigning values for equipment, condition and maintenance. We will compare value, look at recent sales and asking prices and perform an in-depth analysis of each aircraft meeting your every need.

  7. Negotiate

    Bell Aviation will negotiate on your behalf the best possible price and terms on selected aircraft which are all subject to a pre-purchase evaluation.

  8. Register with the International Registry

    Bell Aviation’s Closing Department personnel will assist you in the registration process with the International Registry.

  9. Pre-Purchase Evaluation

    Bell Aviation will represent you during a comprehensive pre-purchase evaluation of airframe, engine and avionics at the service provider of your choice. The evaluation will include a verification of equipment, logbook research, maintenance history, inspection status and current one-year maintenance projections.

  10. Closing

    Bell Aviation’s knowledgeable closing department will work closely with the Title Company, buyer, and seller to ensure all documents required for closing are completed in a timely manner.

  11. Delivery

    Bell Aviation will prepare the Delivery Receipt document and, if necessary, provide assistance with relocating the aircraft for delivery.


South Carolina
Main Office

Columbia Metro A/P (CAE)