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TAS Aircraft Sales

Operational Test &
Evaluation Service
For pre-owned aircraft

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Avoid hidden surprises and pitfalls
when buying a pre-owned aircraft.

Aerista’s Operational Check & Acceptance Program provides a clear and comprehensive
understanding of the condition, configuration, and value of your target aircraft.

  • RECORDS REVIEW

    Uncover damage history and missing records.

  • MAINTENANCE VERIFICATION

    Verify the status of all maintenance and inspections.

  • AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS AUDIT

    Confirm the aircraft is configured as advertised.

  • GROUND FUNCTIONAL TESTS

    Test EVERYTHING – from cup holders to emergency equipment.

  • IN-FLIGHT SYSTEMS CHECKS

    Expose the aircraft to real flight conditions in order to discover discrepancies that a normal pre-purchase inspection may miss.

  • PERFORMANCE VALIDATION

    Ensure the aircraft performs as advertised.

  • COMPREHENSIVE REPORT

    Summary of findings with supporting detailed report, from investigation of over 500 individual items, delivered to you in a simple, easy to understand format.

Great Confidence Booster

“For a new owner, who is unfamiliar with the airplane, this was an extremely valuable service. Aerista checked the condition of the entire plane and verified all the important flight parameters, the operation of each aircraft system and all interior components. A final 19 page report provided extensive, detailed information and was a great confidence booster. I highly recommend using this service from Aerista.”

Mike Hayden - Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore

INITIAL REVIEW

Aerista first conducts a high level review of the aircraft maintenance and inspection records, seeking to uncover any major flaws or undisclosed issues early in the process. This phase includes:

Review log books for any indications of major problems. This protects against finding these issues after additional money has been spent on due-diligence, and lays the foundation for a more detailed analysis later. This stage primarily focuses on uncovering: missing records & undisclosed record gaps, damage history, currency with major inspections, recurring squaks.

DETAILED PREFLIGHT
& FUNCTIONAL CHECKS

After completion of the initial review, Aerista performs a full set of functionality tests. These procedures are designed to reveal any hidden problems with the airplane and to identify systems which may require further troubleshooting. This phase includes:

Normal pre-flight checks, supplemented with additional checks Aerista has developed based on our experience with these aircraft. This includes a full check of items often overlooked, such as the functionality of seat adjustments, lights, window shades, air-vents, etc.

OPERATIONAL
CHECKFLIGHT

Many vand operational characteristics can only be tested in actual flight conditions. Problems can exist which go undetected by even the most complete mechanical inspection. Aerista’s flight test profile is designed to expose the aircraft to a full range of scenarios and test all systems under various operational conditions.

INFLIGHT SYSTEMS
CHECK

Operate and test all systems in real world conditions including:

  • Pressurization
  • Autopilot
  • Environmental
  • Electrical
  • Trim
  • Flight Controls
  • Landing Gear
  • Avionics

PERFORMANCE
VALIDATION

We compare the actual performance against the manufacturers published figures to ensure your aircraft is delivering as promised. Our checks will validate:

  • Takeoff distances
  • Climb rates
  • Cruise speeds
  • Fuel consumption
  • General handing characteristics

POST FLIGHT
& REPORT

Aerista will deliver both a summary of results and a detailed report of all the findings from our tests. The net result? Clarity. Armed with a clear picture of the aircraft, you will have the information you need to make informed decisions that will save you thousands of dollars and provide a level of confidence and peace of mind that is priceless.

OPTIONAL
ADDITION

AIRCRAFT VALUE ANALYSIS – As part of our evaluation services, you will also have the option to tap into our vast array of market data and get a full value analysis which includes adjustments for hours, configuration, and pedigree. Armed with full details about the aircraft and its value, you will have the proper context required to make informed decisions.

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Get the data that gives you the advantage.

Why fumble through the dark when you can buy with absolute precision and clarity?
This program is currently available for:

CIRRUS AIRCRAFT

All models and avinoics platforms including:

Model:
SR-20
SR-22
SR-22 TurboNormalized
SR-22T
Avionics:
Traditional Gauges w/Arnav MFD
Traditional Gauges w/Avidyne MFD
Avidyne Entegra
Avidyne R9
Cirrus Perspective by Garmin (G-1000)

EMBRAER AIRCRAFT

All Phenom 100 models including:

Model:
Phenom 100
Phenom 100E
Avionics:
Embraer Prodigy (G-1000)

ECLIPSE AIRCRAFT

All factory supported models including:

Model:
Eclipse 500
Total Eclipse
Special Edition
Eclipse 550
Avionics:
Avio NG v1.5 (Garmin 400 or Garmin 625)
Avio NG v1.7 (Garmin 400 or Garmin 625)
IFMS v2.06
IFMS v2.08
IFMS v2.5
IFMS v2.7

BUYERS CHOOSE AERISTA

Aerista is trustworthy, accurate and reliable… and carries the best solution.

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