How to Purchase Jets That Require Repatriation

Robert E. Beaumont, Founder & President of Air Conformity speaks to Tony Kioussis about what needs to take place for an aircraft to be moved from one country to another, and whether a Pre-Purchase Inspection should be accomplished before the aircraft is exported.

Tony Kioussis  |  18th October 2021
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Tony Kioussis
Tony Kioussis

As president & CEO, Asset Insight, LLC, Tony provides valuations, audits, analytics and consulting...



Robert E. Beaumont, Founder & President of Air Conformity, discusses what operators need to consider when purchasing an aircraft that needs to be exported from one jurisdiction and imported into another country. 

Topics covered include:

  • What needs to take place for an aircraft to be moved from one country to another. 
  • How does a buyer address Airworthiness Directives when they vary from country to country?
  • Must Service Bulletins be completed in order to import an aircraft?
  • Obtaining an Export Certificate of Airworthiness, and who issues that document.
  • Should a Pre-Purchase Inspection be accomplished before the aircraft is exported?

About Robert E. Beaumont

Robert (Bob) is the President and Founder of Air Conformity LLC. He has been a leading executive in the aviation community for over 35 years. He has held the positions of Vice President of Maintenance, Director of Maintenance, and Director of Quality Assurance for CFR 121 airlines, CFR 145 facilities, and CFR 135 business organizations. He has been involved with the certification or regulatory requirements of Midway Airlines Inc. (I), Reno Air Inc, Air South, and Midway Airlines Corporation (II). As Director of Quality Assurance for Midway Airlines (II) Bob managed the certificate move from Chicago to Raleigh, North Carolina becoming Vice President of Maintenance with overall responsibility for the airline maintenance organization.

Following Midway, He became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Shaffer Aviation in Orlando. He has been instrumental in the development and organizational process mapping and Reliability Programs as the Director of Maintenance for Bombardier’s Flex Jet, Director of Quality Assurance, Director of Technical Services, and Vice President of Maintenance for Delta Air Elite, and Director of Quality Assurance for Flight Options. He has written or re-written the General Maintenance and Policies and Procedures Manuals for many of these organizations and established organization structure for various departments within the overall maintenance departments.

Air Conformity

Air Conformity is an aviation technical service organization dedicated to supporting airlines, business aviation organizations, fixed base operators, and other aviation-related business. Our staff has extensive experience in CFR Part 121, 135, 145, AAIP, and CAMP as well as regulatory interface with related CFR’s, processes, and organizations. Air Conformity can provide audits, regulatory assistance, or manage the entire airworthiness compliance requirement for your organization, including FAA interface, through the approval and/or acceptance process – from on-site representation to authoring and writing (re-writing) technical and compliance required manuals.

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Tony Kioussis

Tony Kioussis

Editor, Aircraft Value & Maintenance Analysis

As president & CEO, Asset Insight, LLC, Tony provides valuations, audits, analytics and consulting services, and a uniform methodology for grading an aircraft’s maintenance condition.

Previously he was VP, strategic marketing, GE Capital’s Corporate Aircraft Finance group; VP, aircraft sales, Jet Aviation Business Jets; and sales director, airframe programs, JSSI, developing the “Tip-to-Tail” airframe hourly cost maintenance program.


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