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Cross-Border Transactions – Buying Aircraft Registered Outside the U.S.

Synopsis of article:

Are you considering your first aircraft purchase? Is now the right time for you to upgrade to a newer or larger model? Are you convinced that pre-owned prices are not likely to fall any further?

If a pre-owned aircraft is the right choice for you, the available inventory that meets your budget and your mission likely will include a significant number of aircraft registered outside of the United States. Previously, many potential buyers would pare down their “short list” of purchase candidates by simply eliminating aircraft registered in other countries.  However, in today’s market, eliminating non-U.S. aircraft may result in an unduly short “short list,” and you just might eliminate some of the best available aircraft in the process.  If you are willing to consider buying an aircraft registered outside the US, there are several factors to consider.

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