Special Programs

Every project is unique and fully customized to meet your lifestyle needs and preferences. 
At Sparfell Aviation Group, we offer a range of special programs and services described on this page.
From consulting to market research, engineering to operations, maintenance to management and all the way to designing your perfect aircraft inside and out: we take care of every step.

MADE TO MEASURE

Sparfell Aviation Group has a proven track record of managing & delivering bespoke, turn-key projects for Heads of State and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals. With decades of experience in managing such turn-key projects for Heads of State and other bespoke clients including the British and Saudi Arabian Royal families, Sparfell Aviation Group knows first-hand customer needs and requirements.

AVIATION MANAGER

In collaboration with MPLANES, Aviation Manager is an owner representation service that is designed for our clients who are in any of the following situations:

  • They wish to keep costs under control and to protect their asset

  • They wish to be represented by a professional without having to employ one

  • They wish to benefit from an industry expert representing their interests in aviation matters

  • They wish to be represented by a professional without having to employ oneTheir core business is not aviation

  • They desire a professional opinion on certain or all aspects of aircraft ownership (maintenance events, invoice verification, choice of suppliers, upgrade advice, selection of crew, etc.)

  • They dedicate their pilots to the most important points: safety. Not to other management functions

  • Their aircraft management company performs both Continuous Airworthiness (CAMO) Maintenance (PART 145) functions


In short, this service works as a representative and therefore looks after our clients' interests. This starts at the pre-purchase stage including interior outfitting oversight and accompanies them throughout the ownership of their asset.

UPGRADE

With SmartSwap program, we believe that we have solved three issues in one go for aircraft owners who experience high costs of ownership through the use of an older aircraft and who wish to continue to benefit from aircraft ownership. Sparfell Aviation Group takes care of the whole process from selling or disposing of the 'old' difficult to sell aircraft, replacing it with a newer aircraftwith lower operating costs and setting up the owner with an efficient operator who can additionally offer the aircraft for charter should the owner so wish.

FINANCING

The acquisition of an asset such as an aircraft is not always as straightforward as simply writing a cheque. It is often more attractive for a buyer to finance the acquisition rather than to use his or her own funds. Sparfell Aviation Group collaborates with several global and local financial institutions to serve the needs of our clients in order to structure the acquisition in the most cost and tax efficient manner.

ENGINEERING

CAMO services, modifications, cabin reconfigurations and interior refurbishments are only some of the many complex services required during the life cycle of an aircraft. These are specialist and regulated services that require skills and experience.

To complicate things further, every Civil Aviation Authority has their own set of demands, and having the knowledge of these different rules and regulations and the experience dealing with the various authorities is essential to a successful outcome. Sparfell Aviation Group has many decades of experience in the domain of Engineering services and can offer these to clients worldwide.

OPERATION

The operation of an aircraft is the reason for acquiring one. For airliners it is to provide airline services from point to point, for business jets and helicopters it may be to supply transport for company executives, or to fly an ultra high net worth individual around the world on business and leisure or it may be to have an aircraft for personal flights and to rent it to others while it is not being used. These scenarios require very different operational solutions. Sparfell Aviation Group can provide operations solutions for all these cases ranging from full management in an AOC (commercial operator) whereby the aircraft can also be chartered out to clients, to single team solutions whereby a dedicated crew and team operate the aircraft for the owner only.

CREWING

Most aircraft owners treat their asset with extreme care as this not only keeps its value at a maximum but it also means that the operations costs are kept in check. More importantly, those flying on an airliner, business jet or helicopter, deserve to fly in the knowledge that it is being operated to the highest safety
standards. Crews are in the front line when it comes to safety and caring for an asset. They therefore need to be provided by a partner who can select only the very best. Sparfell Aviation Group is well placed to provide this service as its Chairman, Philip Queffelec was President of a commercial business jet airline for many years and always applied a great emphasis on safety in all its operations. We can source, select and provide crews for all types of operations private and commercial.

delivery assistance

We guide you step by step through the entire process until delivery.

- Aircraft type comparison (operating costs / maintenance / performance / training / etc…).

- Selection of the best aircrafts per aircraft type.

- Negotiation with the seller/or the manufacturer for brand new aircrafts

- Organisation of visits, visual inspection & pre-buy inspection (inspection costs not included).

- Legal assistance

- Assistance through the “closing” procedure.

- All those different technical, legal, and financial services are included in our remuneration based on a fix fee of the aircraft price for a large cabin aircraft. 

THE TRANSACTION SCHEDULE

1st Week:
- Aircraft Selection

2nd Week:
- Price negotiation with Seller.
- Execution of the Letter of Intention (LOI)

3rd Week:
- Visual inspection and set-up of the pre-buy inspection
- Execution of the aircraft purchase agreement.

4rd Week:
- Pre-buy inspection and remittance of the pre-buy inspection report.

5th Week:
- Acceptance of the aircraft and closing/delivery.