Rachel McKay Publicly Certified Sworn Expert Witness & Senior Appraiser specialized on Business Jets

Rachel's Expert offer is, conscientiously carried out Appraisal of aircraft in the form of Valuation Reports or Aircraft Pre-Buy / PPI, De/Registration, Delivery, Handover, Repossession, including Aircraft Physical Inspections & Records Survey.

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Rachel McKay, Expert Witness, offers within the private aviation industry one of the best technical aviation consulting services. From finding the best fit aircraft for her clients, including establishing the appraisals or performing thorough aircraft & record inspections.

Her aviation consulting services include assisting in the selection of the appropriate aircraft model to suit the client's mission, requirements, and budget. Handling the im-/export of an aircraft, including but not limited to assisting clients legal departments or aviation lawyers in LOI / APA contracts preparation and negotiation.

Overviewing the pre-purchase inspections and protecting her client's interests as buyer of this very specific asset. From the check- and ferry flight until the de-/registration process with the competent aviation authorities like e.g., EASA, IOMAR, FAA or other NAA; her service is including all technical aspects. Over the aircraft acceptance to the owner change, until final the aircraft deliver, this all is part of her service portfolio.


The aircraft search and appraisal service is performed around the globe.
Whereas, Rachel services are inquired regularly by HNW clients with a European heritage or their family offices. The appraisals are typically requested directly by the bank community, e.g., for asset financing purposes. For the aircraft search, she uses fostered resources and connections or, if necessary and to broaden the field, she partners mainly with US- or UK-based broker colleagues.​

As a member of the major industry associations, she is also part of an international network of industry-leading companies in Europe and the US that provide support and assistance around the globe. Thus, to find the best “On-” or even better “off-market” deals for her aircraft owner clients.

From the beginning of her career as aircraft mechanic, pilot and business economist, she is proud to provide professional and personalized services to her clients through gained technical knowledge. With the use of state-of-the-art technological tools in her aircraft inspections and appraisals, she can deliver up-to-the-minute detailed market data including worldwide capabilities. Thus, to allocate aircraft at the best possible “Fair Market Price”. To find for her clients the finest aircraft with the best value anywhere in the world and provide a positive, hassle-free experience to her clients.


​With a combined aviation experience built up since July 1975, in military aviation, aircraft airliner production and airliner maintenance, Rachel has been part of numerous aircraft transactions. Since 2001 mostly involving and specialized in Corporate / Business Jets, mainly pre-owned out of Europe or the US. ​

Throughout the years she was able to establish strong relationships and partnerships with principal players in the Aviation Industry like; Aircraft Manufacturers, Maintenance Companies, Financing Institutions, and Insurance Agencies; to better assist her clients in reaching the best possible services they deserve.

Rachel admits: "The aviation technical appraisal is not rocket-science, but requires only conscientiously carried out work and attention to a myriad of details". ​

It will be her pleasure in assisting her clients to overcome the hassles and time-consuming details of these not complicated, but complex transactions.

Looking for a Jet?

Exemplary aircraft appraised so far:

  • In hangar inspected for valuation
  • Morning haze on B737 before survey on-site
Let's find you the best YET !


"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!



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.