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Buying Cessna Citation Aircraft


You have always dreamed of flying a jet and now you are in the position to buy a Cessna Citation or other turbine aircraft. Or maybe you’ve been operating your dream aircraft and your needs have changed. Regardless, we are here to help navigate your specific requirements.
But realizing your vision is no easy feat.
You need a private aviation consultant who will get to know the “why” behind your purchase, be it for business or leisure, and have in-depth technical expertise along with extensive knowledge of the purchasing process.

DSA has a proven track record of acquiring turbine aircraft, with a specialized focus on Cessna Citation’s technical and operating requirements, paired with comprehensive relationships in all facets of the industry. When you have DSA on your team, your dreams of owning and/or flying a jet can be realized, backed by the confidence that we are protecting your interests.

  • Client Engagement. Before we even look at aircraft, we talk extensively about the “why” of the specific jet aircraft you desire. We examine what your mission is, where you are traveling with your jet, how many people you travel with, and the operational requirements of the airports you intend to frequent.

    Owning a jet is more accessible than ever before and online listings present immense amounts of information to empower buyers. But unrepresented buyers and sellers must successfully navigate complex negotiations, inspections, and have some backend technical knowledge to end up on the right side of a transaction.

    The team at DSA will help you think through the process of your asset purchase. We have worked with everyone from experienced pilots to executives in need of a business tool to frequent fliers with aspirations of being in the cockpit. No matter who you are, we help you understand the full extent of what you should be asking for. With a complete client profile, we can deliver a curated buying experience.

  • Market Analysis. Our extensive market knowledge comes from being immersed in the Cessna Citation and turbine aircraft markets, having inside knowledge of markets and asset values, and knowing what drives these variables. We understand the costs associated with owning and operating that aren’t apparent to most people—and that other brokers won’t walk you through.

    Our four decades of combined experience with Cessna Citation aircraft gives us an edge when it comes to details that make a difference. When helping you purchase a jet aircraft, we make sure to analyze:

  • Comprehensive Market Perspective. At the heart of every great deal is an informed buyer. We’ll not only educate you about your dream aircraft, but also complementary jets, and in some cases, unrelated categories of turbine aircraft.

    Entering into an exclusive acquisition agreement is the first step in this process of lining up all opportunities in a target marketplace, evaluating them against each other and identifying the top contenders. We help build foundational knowledge that allows for smooth negotiations on your behalf and reaching a deal that is laid out from the start.

  • History. You wouldn’t buy a pre-owned car without knowing the history. But unlike a car, not knowing a used Cessna Citation or other jet aircraft’s history could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. We examine your potential aircraft’s history to get a better picture of the overall cost before you buy.

  • Maintenance. Most people aren’t prepared for the amount of maintenance their new aircraft needs. Tracking maintenance and service requirements can be a challenging process that detracts from the pleasures of having your jet ready, without interruption or delay.

    We’ll go over the required maintenance of your potential aircraft so you know how to maintain your jet. We also offer additional aircraft management services to help support your ownership.

  • Client Engagement. Before we even look at aircraft, we talk extensively about the “why” of the specific jet aircraft you desire. We examine what your mission is, where you are traveling with your jet, how many people you travel with, and the operational requirements of the airports you intend to frequent.

    Owning a jet is more accessible than ever before and online listings present immense amounts of information to empower buyers. But unrepresented buyers and sellers must successfully navigate complex negotiations, inspections, and have some backend technical knowledge to end up on the right side of a transaction.

    The team at DSA will help you think through the process of your asset purchase. We have worked with everyone from experienced pilots to executives in need of a business tool to frequent fliers with aspirations of being in the cockpit. No matter who you are, we help you understand the full extent of what you should be asking for. With a complete client profile, we can deliver a curated buying experience.</li

  • Market Analysis. Our extensive market knowledge comes from being immersed in the Cessna Citation and turbine aircraft markets, having inside knowledge of markets and asset values, and knowing what drives these variables. We understand the costs associated with owning and operating that aren’t apparent to most people—and that other brokers won’t walk you through.

    Our four decades of combined experience with Cessna Citation aircraft gives us an edge when it comes to details that make a difference. When helping you purchase a jet aircraft, we make sure to analyze:

  • Comprehensive Market Perspective. At the heart of every great deal is an informed buyer. We’ll not only educate you about your dream aircraft, but also complementary jets, and in some cases, unrelated categories of turbine aircraft.

    Entering into an exclusive acquisition agreement is the first step in this process of lining up all opportunities in a target marketplace, evaluating them against each other, and identifying the top contenders. We help build foundational knowledge that allows for smooth negotiations on your behalf and reaching a deal that is laid out from the start.

  • History. You wouldn’t buy a pre-owned car without knowing the history. But unlike a car, not knowing a used Cessna Citation or other jet aircraft’s history could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. We examine your potential aircraft’s history to get a better picture of the overall cost before you buy.
  • Maintenance. Most people aren’t prepared for the amount of maintenance their new aircraft needs. Tracking maintenance and service requirements can be a challenging process that detracts from the pleasures of having your jet ready, without interruption or delay.

    We’ll go over the required maintenance of your potential aircraft so you know how to maintain your jet. We also offer additional aircraft management services to help support your ownership.

  • Inspections. Every major component on an aircraft is tracked, but what does a component status mean to you? How will tracking requirements impact your ownership costs? What are the operational and financial implications incurred while your aircraft is down for inspection? Our job is to decipher this maze and make sure you understand every aspect of inspections so there are no surprises now or in the future.
  • Programs. Programs are like health insurance and a life insurance policy wrapped into one. You pay into a program at an hourly rate to have major scheduled events covered. Simultaneously, you are ensuring the most expensive component on your aircraft against premature, unscheduled, or catastrophic failures. In doing so, you accrue a balance that is held by a third party with very specific payout limitations and exclusions. When purchasing an aircraft, we’ll talk you through the potential benefits and misconceptions of programs so you can decide if they are right for you.

When you buy a Cessna Citation or other jet aircraft with our support, you won’t be saddled with middlemen. Our commitment to client engagement means we make sure you understand and participate in each part of the process. The DSA team acts as your eyes and ears when it comes to speaking intelligently about the operations and mechanics of the aircraft so you’re not in the dark about what you’re buying.

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