The Simplified Buyer’s Guide to Aviation Maintenance Equipment

Summary: Looking to purchase new aviation maintenance equipment? This guide will walk you through what you need to know before making a purchase.

If you’re looking to save money on maintenance equipment for your airplane, this guide is the perfect for you. With so many manufacturers charging ludicrous amounts for even the smallest tools and power units, your shopping experience can turn sour rather quick once you start seeing the price tags.

Diversify

Sticking to one shop and refusing to go to others out of pure laziness can hurt you financially. For one, you’re not taking a look at the current market price of what, for example a ground power unit, is going for and also avoiding any potential discounts the store may be offering. It might be easier to just settle for a unit that’s right down the street from you, but you also want to consider the ramifications of overpaying for something that could be cheaper.

Consult with Other Manufacturers

Before you make a definitive purchase, you might want to take a look at all of the other manufacturers online. With such a saturated market, you want to be able to tell who’s legitimate and who’s selling overpriced items that have been shipped from overseas. For instance, let’s say you go with Start Pac, it may be wise to give them a call and see whether they’re selling units that will be compatible with your plane. If they do, you’ll want to proceed to seeing if their prices are reasonable and within your budget. By performing these little tasks, you’re not only giving yourself more options but you’re saving money in the process.