Aircraft Buyer or Seller?
  • You are an experienced aircraft owner and want to change the existing aircraft to your actual requirements?

  • You want to gain knowledge and talk to someone well-connected within the world of business aviation?

  • You need support in finding, selecting the best aircraft for you and subsequently performing the PPI?

  • You want to select the appropriate aircraft register, respectively want to im- or export your aircraft?

  • You are a "First-Time-Buyer" i.e. you intend to purchase or have the intentions to buy your first Jet?

  • You think you should check out your e.g. AOC/NCC, CAMO, MRO provider?

  • You are in the purchasing process and your bank requests an appraisal?

  • You are a financing institution, respectively hold aircraft in your portfolio and require certified appraisals? 

Sample pictures of aircraft  

typically appraised by

  • Morning haze on B737 before survey on-site
Heading to an aircraft survey
Aircraft Physical Inspection on the Apron
Aircraft PPI / Pre-Purchase-Inspection in an hangar


"Vielen Dank für das Gutachten.

Ich habe in der Vergangenheit oft bei Airliner Flugzeugen mit großen Gutachter-Firmen
zusammengearbeitet, aber ich muss anerkennen, dass ich noch nie ein so umfangreiches und
überzeugendes Gutachten in so kurzer Zeit, wie von Rachel McKay, bekommen habe.

Interessant sind die Details des Gutachtens.
Der Zustand des Luftfahrzeuges ist zwar insgesamt gut, aber an den Kleinigkeiten
erkennt man doch den Unterschied. Selbst bei uralten Flugzeugen hätte es nicht
annähernd so viele Findings gegeben.

Ich werde mir jetzt sehr genau überlegen was ich mit dem Flugzeug mache.“
 Hans Rudolf Wöhrl - im Oktober-2020

"Rachel McKay kept a positive "can do" attitude and solved problems at every turn throughout the past 2+ months.
Thank you for your dedication and commitment to getting this deal completed.
It would be great to work with you on another deal!”  

We will certainly keep you in mind when we need some assistance in Europe.
I can tell you that our firm was very pleased with your reports and how thorough you are.
Good job and thank you for your help. Hope to do more soon.”

Thank you for the information below and your great support, coordination, planning, negotiating,

flexibility, approaches to find solutions, availability and commitment that made this sale a success.
We are very happy to have you as an essential partner to close this deal".

Thank you to you and your team for all of your efforts in seeing this transaction through to fruition." 

No doubt, I will keep you in mind on future opportunities. Since our portfolio consists principally of
corporate aircraft, I have no doubt it would be value to us, now and in the future."

The transaction is officially closed! Attached you will find the FAA date stamped Bill of Sale.
I would also like to extend a special thanks to Rachel for handling all of the myriad details

that have come up during the course of this entire transaction.
Again, congratulations on the sale of the aircraft!


Public IMAGE versus
the REAL WORLD & WORK at MRO site
or the GVI in a landing gear bay
Flying above "New Swanstone Castle" Southern Bavaria
Early Morning haze before my inspection began
In hangar inspected for valuation
Pre-Buy Record Survey at MRO / CAMO

Capability List

Starting her aviator’s life on the 1st day of July 1975, here 

Rachel McKay’s past Practice Areas:

General Aviation Aircraft

Piper PA28
Cessna C172 - Cessna C172RG
Robin Acrobat DR400

Military Aircraft
Lockheed F104 Starfighter
Breguet Atlantic BR1150

Selection of aircraft personally appraised and surveyed so far, 

...listed out of my memory, may not be complete  ;o)

Airliner A320-class

Airbus ACJ A318/319

Pilatus PC-9 (military version) - PC-12



Rachel McKay will cross-read your LOI or APA to ensure technical requirements in the purchase are meet. 

However, she is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, tax, or similar professional advice and services. 

As such, her technical consultation should not be used as a substitute for consultation with 

professional accounting, tax, legal or other competent advisers. 

Before making any decision or taking any action, a CLIENT should consult a legal or tax professional adviser.