Business jet administration

Business jets offer the perfect solution for people who require freedom of travel. Our experienced team of aviation structuring specialists assist with the efficient purchase and ongoing use of these valuable mobile assets.

Selection, Acquisition and Registration

Good planning is critical when it comes to purchasing mobile and technically demanding assets. We provide the following services ahead of and during the purchase:

  • Arranging meetings with aircraft brokers with the aim of identifying the aircraft that best suits the needs of your business and the available budget.
  • Advising on the most appropriate structure for holding the aircraft, taking into consideration relevant taxes, notably including VAT.
  • Making introductions to providers of aviation finance if required.
  • Incorporating a special purpose limited liability vehicle to acquire and own the aircraft and appoint a luxury asset lawyer to protect your interests throughout the acquisition process, including negotiation of the Aircraft Purchase Agreement (APA).
  • Assisting with the selection of the aircraft manager/operator.
  • Working with your advisers and the aircraft manager/operator to ensure registration of the asset in the most appropriate jurisdiction.
  • Arranging the provision of a dedicated escrow service to be used by buyer and seller.
  • Arranging insurance for the aircraft.
  • Assisting with the opening of a bank account for the asset ownership company. We have strong existing relationships with many reputable international banks, which can provide debit or credit cards if required by the flight crew.
Ongoing business use

We make owning mobile assets for ongoing business use as straightforward as possible.

We provide:

  • Support to you and the aircraft manager/operator as required, including dealing with insurance renewals and claims and review and negotiation of engine, APU and air frame maintenance contracts. 
  • Liaison with the aircraft registry and aircraft manager/operator to ensure licences are validated, documents are submitted to the registry on time and other details are handled.
  • Issuance of VAT compliant aircraft lease and/or charter invoices based on hours of usage or other agreed formulae. We also ensure accurate VAT returns are submitted on time and that any queries raised by customs authorities are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Ongoing accounting, VAT and tax compliance services including financial management and reporting as required.
  • Flight officer and crew payroll solutions through selected partners.
Disposals

Our dedicated team can also support the sales of an aircraft and liquidation of the owning company. We support the disposal process by:

  • Arranging meetings with aircraft brokers with the aim of securing the best value for you from the aircraft disposal in a time frame that meets with your expectations.
  • Assisting you with the appointment of a luxury asset lawyer to protect your interest throughout the disposal process, including the negotiation of the APA.
  • Arranging the provision of a dedicated escrow service to be used by buyer and seller.
  • Dealing with the de-registration of the aircraft at the aircraft registry.
  • Dealing with VAT de-registration formalities and dissolution or liquidation of the ownership company as appropriate. 
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“Suntera are cost effective, they have a deep understanding of the complexities involved and they take a lead in dealing with issues which need clarification. Contrary to many of their competitors, Suntera provide personalised services for their clients, something we have found to be invaluable.”
High net worth client of 20+ years
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