Operational Test & Evaluation Service For pre-owned aircraft

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

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

INITIAL REVIEW

Uncover damage history and missing records.

• EXPANDED PREFLIGHT CHECKS

Verify the status of all maintenance and inspections.

• REVIEW OF GENERAL AIRCRAFT CONDITION

Confirm the aircraft is configured as advertised.

• SYSTEMS FUNCTIONALITY TESTING

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.

POST FLIGHT AND 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.

  • For a new owner, who is unfamiliar with the airplane, this was an extremely valuable service. AEROCOR 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 AEROCOR.

    Mike Hayden Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore

INITIAL REVIEW

AEROCOR first conducts an audit of the aircraft maintenance and inspection records, seeking to uncover any major flaws or undisclosed issues early in the process. This phase includes:

Photo of a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW600 Engine Logbook

LOGBOOK
REVIEW

Review log books for indications of major problems. Ensures identifying problems prior to investing additional money on due-diligence, and lays the foundation for more detailed future analysis. Focuses primarily on uncovering: missing records & undisclosed record gaps, damage history, currency with major inspections, recurring squawks.

AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS
AUDIT

Compare advertised equipment with actual installed equipment. Whether intentional or not, mistakes happen. Either way missing equipment can have a substantial impact on aircraft value and usability. Finding missing equipment provides the opportunity to either renegotiate aircraft price or walk away before you end up with an aircraft that you do not want.

PREFLIGHT & FUNCTIONAL CHECKS

After completion of the initial review, AEROCOR 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:

Photo of Eclipse 500 EA-500 external aircraft evaluation for pre buy inspection

EXPANDED PREFLIGHT
CHECKS

Normal pre-flight checks, supplemented with additional checks AEROCOR 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.

REVIEW OF GENERAL
AIRCRAFT CONDITION

From Nose to tailcone, we inspect the aircraft to identify cosmetic and interior damage. Divided into fourteen separate sections, our inspection list covers one hundred and fifty line items and includes removal of associated access panels ensuring that nothing is missed.

SYSTEMS FUNCTIONALITY
TESTING

From the major to the minor, nothing is overlooked. Our checklist has been designed to identify even the hardest to detect anomalies. That means testing every switch, knob, button, light, outlet and vent in the aircraft. Each subpage of the avionics is analyzed for proper indication and every function is tested for proper operation. When the details matter, AEROCOR has you covered.

OPERATIONAL CHECKFLIGHT

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

Cockpit photo of an Eclipse 500 AE-500 Avio NG avionics suite

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

AEROCOR 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.

Photo of aircraft logbook and documents review in progress

OPTIONAL AIRCRAFT VALUE ANALYSIS

For an additional fee, AEROCOR will provide a complete value analysis utilizing our proprietary market data 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.

Screen shot of an Airbase Jet Aircraft Market Report

Landing

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 including:

ECLIPSE AIRCRAFT

All models including:

Model:
SR-20
SR-22
SR-22T
SR-22 TN
Avionics:
Traditional Gauges (including ARNAV or Avidyne MFD)
Avidyne Entegra
Avidyne R9
Cirrus Perspective by Garmin
Cirrus Perspective+ by Garmin
Model:
Eclipse 500
Total Eclipse
Special Edition
Eclipse 550
Avionics:
Avio v1.0
Avio NG v1.3
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
IFMS v2.8

BUYERS CHOOSE AEROCOR

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