Hawkeye Aircraft Acquisitions LLC
Hawkeye Aircraft Acquisitions is a boutique aircraft acquisition consulting company that helps companies and individuals interested in buying a jet or private aircraft solution for their travel needs.
What makes Hawkeye unique in the industry is that we have over 36 years business aviation experience, 28 with a major new aircraft manufacturer on the aircraft sell-side, and know first-hand the costly mistakes many customers make. In turning the table from selling to buying an aircraft, we are able to leverage our aircraft sales experience to provide a unique and valuable service to our clients when acquiring an aircraft.
Hawkeye Aircraft Acquisitions has developed a proprietary evaluation tool that takes the universe of possibilities and quantifies them into decision points
We review and establish a baseline for the current travel
Conduct passenger interviews
Review mission requirements with key participants
Analyze current and future trip requirements
Analyze residual value and life cycle costs
Rank aircraft and travel solutions on key factors based on the analysis for cabin comfort, operating costs, life cycle costs, residual value, purchase price and other key factors per client requirements
Provide recommendation based on analysis
Perform a detailed market analysis
Review aircraft that meet requirements for key criteria
Conduct onsite review of aircraft or arrange demonstration flights
Develop purchase strategy
Work with client team on legal, maintenance and specifications
Act as your buyer advocate through pre-purchase, specification sessions and delivery
Perform a detailed market analysis for best market pricing of aircraft
Coordinate all marketing activities
We work with your team for legal and maintenance issues
Act as your advocate in the sales process through delivery
Our proprietary evaluation packet quantifies the important components of finding the right aircraft for the mission.
With over 36+ years of sales experience we are highly qualified to market, negotiate the sale and represent your interests throughout the sale of your current aircraft.
As an accredited Senior Aircraft Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers we provide both formal USPAP certified aircraft appraisals and asset valuations.
Having dealt with Mike on numerous transactions over the past 15 years, I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive to our needs. These qualities are surpassed only by his level of integrity!
I have known Mike for over 20 years. During that period, I have purchased three jet aircraft and sold one jet aircraft through Mike. I have found Mike to be very knowledgeable about the market for aircraft through thorough research and market analysis. He has a tried and proven systematic process for due diligence in researching available aircraft. In addition, he and his team do a thorough evaluation of any aircraft that is undergoing a pre-purchase inspection. I would recommend Mike’s services to anyone contemplating the purchase or sale of a sophisticated aircraft.
I have known Mike for a number of years. He is knowledgeable, responsive, and trustworthy. Mike would be a good choice to help sort out aviation options and assist with the purchase.
I retained Mike in 2014 to assist me in the review of plane ownership options which ultimately led to his guidance in my acquisition of a Citation XLS. Throughout that process, Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the type of aircraft and what would best serve my needs. Mike also assisted me with the review and ultimate retention of a charter company by taking me through the options. However, what has impressed me about Mike is his continued support. He is a resource for questions regarding crew, maintenance and other issues. I highly recommend Mike.
“I’ve known Mike for at least twenty years. He was an integral part of our flight department renaissance by assisting us with six aircraft transactions in just over two years. One of these was a complex international transaction which he navigated us through with great skill.
Mike approaches all that he does with no drama and the highest level of integrity and ethics. His research, fact based results, business acumen and continued customer focused follow up have permanently earned him the confidence of all throughout our business; including the CEO.
Mike’s partnership is second to none! I highly recommend his services. He is money well invested.”