EXPERIENCE


​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.

During a PPI / Pre-Purchase-Inspection
As President, representing the GAEA during a fair in a hangar
Happy to fly in a B105

Rachel's Hands-on-Work Experience since 1975:


  • Piper PA28, Meridian, Malibu
  • Cessna C172, C172RG
  • Robin Acrobat DR400

  • Lockheed F104 Starfighter
  • Breguet Atlantic BR1150 AntiSub

  • Airbus Industrie A300 (B2 / B4)
  • Airbus Industrie A310 class
  • Hawker Siddely HS748
  • Boeing B707
  • Boeing B727
  • Boeing B737
  • Lockheed L1011-100 / -500


Aircraft personally appraised and surveyed by Rachel: 
Note: Due to ongoing work in progress, the list might not be complete:
  • Airbus Airliner A320class
  • Airbus ACJ A318/319
  • Airliner BAe 146-200/300
  • Boeing BBJ 747
  • Boeing BBJ 737-class
  • Boeing Airliner B737classic
  • Boeing Airliner B737NG
  • Boeing Airliner B757-class
  • Bombardier Airliner CRJ200
  • Bombardier Challenger CL300, 350, 3500, 604, 605, 850
  • Bombardier Global Express, GLEX, XRS, Global 5000, Global 6000
  • Bombardier LearJet 40XR, 45XR, 60XR
Textron Aviation
  • Cessna Mustang, Sovereign, Citation CJ/1, CJ2, CJ2+, CJ3, CJ4, XLS, XLS+, X
  • Dassault Falcon 50, 900/EX, 2000LX, 2000S, 2000EAsy, 7X
  • Embraer Legacy 500, 600, 650 (and Phenoms)
  • Gulfstream 450, 550
  • Hawker Beechcraft 400XP, 750, 850XP, 900XP
  • Helicopter: Bell 206LR, Euro Copter EC135, BK117
  • Shorts Tucano S.312 Mk1  
  • Pilatus PC-9
  • Pilatus PC-12
  • PZL M28 Skytruck


With industry colleagues at the GBAA / IDRF event at "Würth-Airport" in May 2022

Speaker at a Aeropodium conference at the Athens Metropolitan College in Feb 2022

Presiding a GAEA members meeting at the German Federal Police Helicopter Training Center in Dec 2021

At the GAEA headquarters at the EDLW / Dortmund airport in Sep 2022, during a board meeting.


Morning haze before aircraft inspection

Performing a Business Jet Survey

During a visual inspection in a Light Business Jet landing gear bay

During a visual inspection in a Super Large Business Jet landing gear bay

A bit more roomy in an Airliner Main Landing Gear Bay...

...in comparison to a Super Large Business Jet

Twin Engine TurboProp inspection on an airfield

Airliner inspection during limited turnaround time

Super Large Business Jet Cabin in MX vs. ...

...its Flight deck during the same event.

Large Business Jet Inspection at my home airport Zurich at the ZRH GAT parking area

Record check performed at MRO site

Super Large Business Jet prepared for heavy MX event

Airliner cabin in preparations for a heavy MX event


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