listing your aircraft for sale

The process starts before we even meet. It begins with absolute dedication by the company founders, senior management and every employee to the singular principal of adding value to your endeavors. It also starts with listening intently and in-depth. Then we go to work with you, and for you.

The Process


No matter the course of action selected, we'll do everything in our power to make sure everything is in your best interest.

Missions and requirements change. Companies merge. Divisions are acquired or sold. Sponsors depart. Financial resources get redeployed. We adapt our marketing approach to the reason why you're selling your private jet (so that we can ensure the most beneficial outcome).

However, placing your private jet for sale outright may not be the best decision. It could be that a different aircraft with different capabilities and operating costs might be better. Accessing the many benefits of business aviation in a different format, ownership type or utilization scenario may be more sensible. Perhaps shared ownership, like kind exchanges, sale and leaseback, or short term leasing can meet your overall needs.

We’re honest about the benefits and disadvantages of every option, because we don’t believe in one-off deals. We believe in providing the kind of value that builds a trusted partnership with you. 

Your Motivation. Our Starting Point

Stage 1

Many things affect the aircraft sales price, often causing wide variations among even the same make and model. For example: cabin layout, the avionics suite, type of engine, support program, interior and exterior condition, damage history, domicile, mission types, previous owners, and even the paint scheme and color.

When it comes to evaluating the worth and the value, which can be two very different figures, the truth is the truth in the business aviation marketplace. By partnering with Holstein Aviation, you quickly learn the market realities for your aircraft and what final outcome to realistically expect.

Assessing Value and Worth

Stage 2

understanding both the value and worth of your aircraft are important aspect to the sales process


The business aviation market is fluid. Many factors continually influence private jet sales, pricing and availability. For example: supply & demand, financing options, operational restrictions or requirements, as well as the global economy. But these aren't things that you need to spend time on. That's our job, along with knowing the state of the market for each category and every current model of business jet in the fleet. And we do - intimately.

Global contacts at flight departments, financial institutions, insurance providers, aircraft manufacturers, and in corporate board rooms as well as executive suites, culled weekly, daily or even hourly when necessary provide instant insights. State-of-the-art information sources are utilized to identify trends, sales histories and forecasts. 

At the end of the day, a business aviation aircraft is worth exactly the amount for which it will sell. With the information provided by, and the sale process guidance from the Holstein Aviation team, you won't leave money on the table or spend more than necessary. You obtain the maximum possible sale price in the shortest possible time for your aircraft. Best of all, you leave all the details to us.

Intimate Market Awareness

Stage 3

The average industry tenure for Holstein Aviation team members is three decades, with the longest being nearly 50 years. That's a lot of knowledge and experience all in one place. And it's all available to you.

The residential real estate industry knows the value of good "curb appeal". Likewise, there are specific and proven ways to prepare your business aircraft so that it presents at its best. Whether remedial, cosmetic, or required, we know what work you need to do, and when and where you need to do it.

The relatively simple and minor act of deep cleaning and detailing may be all that is needed to bring a selling price that is thousands of dollars more. Perhaps engine, avionics, interior or performance upgrades, or specialized maintenance work might be required. Or maybe something in between is what will make your asset move in a reasonable, even expedited, time frame. Depend on Holstein Aviation to make sure you only do what is necessary. No more. No less.

Enhancing Value - To Enhance Sales Price

Stage 4

what will increase your value, and what will drive market interest? 

you don't have to sort out what needs done, and who to trust to do it. we do that for you.

There are many maintenance and upgrade resources, some professional and some pretenders. You don't need to learn which is which the hard and expensive way. Your Holstein Aviation team guides you to who you need, when you need them, and what you need to pay. Which pays off for you.

As always, we guide, direct, manage and supervise every aspect, every step of the way. With this professional and experienced oversight, you never need to worry that you are being shortsighted or shortchanged.

Your Partner Throughout Execution

Stage 5

while the transaction is the most anticipated stage, our assurance is that it will be the most uneventful.

The actual transaction should be anticlimactic. Signing paperwork and transferring funds are routine and uneventful tasks because your Holstein Aviation team has done the headwork and legwork. Guided you carefully through the process every step of the way. Negotiated the sale and managed all the details, from asset preparation to loose equipment reconciliation and support program transfers. Now all that is left for you to do is cash the check!

Your Transaction Fulfilled

Stage 6

we don't stop at the sale of your aircraft. We care for your flight personnel throughout their transition as well.

If you partnered with the team at Holstein Aviation to acquire your aircraft initially, chances are you also used us to identify, qualify and recruit flight, maintenance and support personnel. The same level of knowledge, experience and expertise available to help you with a business jet, private jet or turboprop purchase or sale also exists to help your former flight crews, maintenance technicians and administrative staff move on to their next opportunity. Quickly. Intelligently. And with dignity.

Support for Your Personnel

Stage 7

Selling your aircraft is just the beginning of the benefits of working with our team.

This is where most aviation brokerages say goodbye, but not your Holstein Aviation team. We now begin an ongoing process to keep you abreast of the business aircraft market, make you aware of unique opportunities, and help you continuously plan for the future. Needs change. Demand can return. There may be a requirement for short term lift. Or more capable lift than you previously possessed. But when your situation changes, the Holstein Aviation team of professionals never picks up with you again where we left off. Because we never leave.


Stage 8

We will put your interests first at every stage of the sale.

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