Corporate Aircraft Purchasing


Kestrel Aviation Management has a proven track record in the turn-key purchase of large corporate and head of state aircraft. We have managed the purchase and conversion of 21 Airbus and Boeing corporate aircraft since 1998 ranging in size from an Airbus ACJ319 to a Boeing BBJ747-8.


In corporate aviation, Kestrel’s principal focus is on the purchase of Airbus and Boeing airliners for conversion to VVIP, corporate and Head of State roles.


VIP cabin definition should coincide with the negotiation of the Aircraft Purchase Agreement


However, we also acquire aircraft other large corporate aircraft from Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream using the same meticulous processes that we have developed for the larger aircraft.

Key achievements include:

  • Launch customer of the Boeing BBJ747-8 – two purchased for a Middle East customer
  • Turnkey manager of the first VVIP BBJ 787-8 – Purchasing, modification and sale.

Our services include:

  • Mission and Payload Definition: size, range, passenger payload, cabin product & technology, ramp presence, annual utilization, purchase price and residual value and ownership and operating costs
  • Aircraft & systems comparative analysis, evaluation and selection
  • Negotiation of letter of intent and purchase agreement with airframe and engine manufacturers including warranties and guarantees
  • Negotiation of general terms agreement (GTA) and technical support agreement with the airframe and engine manufacturer
  • Definition of specification of aircraft and selection of options and specification change notices (SCNs)
  • Evaluation, selection, negotiation and ordering of buyer furnished equipment (BFE)
  • Sourcing and evaluation of financing proposals for pre-delivery payments and post-delivery financing
  • Build and modification oversight and acceptance
  • Entry into service assistance