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Buying aircraft, from the tiniest glider, through GA tourers, to airliners

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How are GA aircraft ferried from factories?

It's relatively easy to transport jet aircraft like Airbus and Boeing: most of them have a long range, and a few hops at most would get them to the owner. But how would a Cessna manufactured in U.S. ...
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What is the difference between SMOH and SFOH?

When looking at aircraft for purchase online, a lot of acronyms are used. In particular, the SMOH and SFOH acronyms are thrown around a lot for used aircraft. What are the differences between these ...
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What are the pros and cons of single-engine vs. twin-engine?

Why would someone prefer to own a single-engine vs. a twin-engine airplane? What are the pros and cons of each?
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How does a non US pilot buy a N reg plane? [duplicate]

I wish to buy a single engine light aircraft. I have a FAA ppc. I wish to buy an N reg plane and use it outside the US. I believe I need to have a trust set up any info would be appreciated. I am not ...
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Why don't Russian aircraft sell as much as their European/American counterparts?

Are there any reasons other than political why Russian jets don't sell? For a case study, let's compare Sukhoi Superjet and Mitsubishi Regional Jet. Despite being delayed several times, Mitsubishi ...
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How do you determine how much “life” an aircraft has left?

I am looking to purchase an aircraft, and I've found one described as follows Total time is 6300 hours Engine time since major overhaul 2100 hours Engine runs strong and compression is all ...
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Why bother having different engine options on one aircraft?

When an airline purchases a new passenger jet, they often have a choice of engines (from different manufacturers). Why is this? I would expect that one of the engine options is "best" and that all ...
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When buying airliners what is the difference between “orders”, “options” and “purchase rights”?

I've often seen announcements by aircraft manufacturers or operators along these lines "Qantas announced today that they will buy 10 A380's and have taken options on another 10". What does it mean to ...
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Can the Mexican presidential aircraft be sold?

I have read that the next Mexican president is trying to sell the B787 that serves as presidential transport, and that it was already made an offering to Boeing for it. As far as I know, the VIP/...