Aircraft Acquisitions

Aircraft acquisition services

In today’s market, selecting the right aircraft can be overwhelming. John Bell Aircraft, Inc. has provided aircraft acquisition and consulting services for clients for over 40 years. We specialize in finding the right aircraft to suit your needs and ensure the highest possible return on your investment in the years to come.

Our 6 step process will help you quickly locate the best aircraft on the market.

6 Steps of Aircraft Acquisition

  1. Analysis
  2. Market Research
  3. The Offer
  4. Escrow
  5. Pre-purchase inspection
  6. Closing


We will analyze your travel requirements. This determines the best aircraft to meet your aviation needs and budget requirements.

Market Research

After that, a thorough market analysis will locate the best aircraft to meet your travel requirements. Our goal is to make you aware of current market conditions. Armed with that knowledge, you will be able to choose the ‘best value’ aircraft from our list of possibilities.

The Offer

All aircraft specifications and maintenance records will be reviewed in advance to identify any potential issues. Once this information is complete, we will discuss and establish ‘the offer’.

JBA will negotiate on your behalf the best possible price on the selected aircraft. Once ‘the offer’ is accepted, we will agree upon a facility for a pre-purchase inspection.


After that, a signed purchase agreement is sent with deposit to a mutually acceptable and trusted Escrow company. We like to use Aero Title in Oklahoma City. The escrow company keeps all documents and monies secure.

Pre-purchase Inspection

We provide expert advice throughout the pre-purchase inspection and test flight ensuring that the aircraft is in the condition we expect.

With a list of discrepancies in hand we work on your behalf to negotiate for the best value possible. Our expertise in this area can potentially save you thousands of dollars.


Once an acceptance flight is complete, each party authorizes closing with the escrow agent. The title company then wires all monies and immediately files documents with the FAA for a seamless closing.

In conclusion, our expertise will guide you every step of the way. From planning, to acquisition, upgrades, maintenance and finally trades, JBA can make your aviation dreams come true.

Call John at 901.489.4300 to begin the search for your new aircraft TODAY!

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