Viewpoint: Is Age Just A Number For Private Jets?
Should charter buyers make aircraft age the leading factor in evaluating an aircraft?
Most mechanics will say that age is far less important than a well-maintained aircraft, as well as the hours and cycles (landings and takeoffs) on the plane. While that is true, it may be unrealistic that a charter buyer, including aircraft charter brokers, would have the technical expertise, and time, to review maintenance records and avionics packages for every aircraft they want to use. For the average charter buyer, this makes aircraft age a vital question. Read the full article.