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A pre-purchase inspection (also known as an aircraft prebuy) serves to assist a prospective buyer in making an informed buying decision before committing to a purchase. A prebuy inspection determines the condition of the airplane as well as its true value by uncovering defects, paperwork discrepancies, maintenance issues, and airworthiness concerns that could make the airplane unsafe, illegal, or too costly to operate. Our prebuy inspections are typically completed within 2-3 days, and upon completion, you'll be presented a detailed written report summarizing our findings as well as estimated cost of repairs to airworthiness discrepancies.
Our full-service maintenance shop boasts an 8000 square foot shop area with dedicated and professional service at its core. Annual inspections, 100 hour inspections, oil changes, oxygen service, TKS top-offs -- you name it, we've done it. Our aircraft mechanics will send you regular updates offering thorough explanations and no-bullshit recommendations so that you can make an informed decision. And no need to stress if your plane is outside of its prescribed inspection period. We'll help to arrange for a Special Flight Permit and we have pilots on staff that can provide ferrying services to and from our location in West Chester, PA (KOQN).
REPAIRS AND REFURBISHMENT
With extensive general aviation experience, our Airframe & Powerplant mechanics have a long history servicing aircraft and components produced by all major manufacturers: Cirrus, Cessna, Piper, Bonanza, Icon, Lycoming, Continental, Rotax, Garmin, and more. So whether you need a new tire, a new engine, or an entirely refurbished interior; the A&Ps at Brandywine Aviation & Maintenance will perform all of your scheduled and unscheduled maintenance in a timely and affordable manner. With a well-stocked parts room and a highly experienced management team, we're well positioned to get you back up in the air - fast.
No one likes a dirty airplane, but proper detailing goes beyond a thorough cleaning - it actually protects your paint, seats, and surfaces from future damage. Our aircraft detailer is an expert in his field - diligent and highly knowledgeable about the latest products and industry methods - so rest assured he'll take great care to buff and wax and polish your plane to a like-new condition. We'll de-bug your leading edges and de-grease your underbelly using only the safest manufacturer-approved materials. Your windows, carpets, and cockpit surfaces can be cleaned, restored, and protected against future wear and tear.
Yeah, we do these! A profoundly educational experience, the owner-assisted annual is an interesting and engaging way to better understand your aircraft and its systems (and record keeping requirements). If you've spent some time working on car engines or replacing brake pads, you can be like Brad (pictured right) and dismantle your own airplane. We'll provide the supervision (not pictured). And of course inspection, repair, and reassembly will be part of the process, too. The length of the inspection varies with the airframe, but most can be completed in 2-4 days. If this is of interest, give us a call so that you, too, can be like Brad!
After graduating from Lehigh University with an international business degree, Dimitri spent most of his career in the corporate world. An early and avid aviation buff, he started the Stratus Foundation in 2013 to channel his passion for building and restoring aircraft into a mentorship program for local youth. He's since made a career change with the team he's formed here at Brandywine aiming to bring new life to aging aircraft.
President, Managing Partner
A graduate of the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Milan has been working in general aviation shops as a service technician since 2005 and as a Director of Maintenance since 2015 for a reputable Cirrus Service Center. Known for his integrity and professionalism, he's built a strong reputation for outstanding customer service and detailed aircraft care. He's also a certified technician for both Icon (A5) and Cirrus Aircraft (AMX 2.0).
Director of Maintenance
A&P, IA, EPA-Certified
With more than a decade spent working for and helping to develop one of the most well-respected Cirrus Service Centers in the world, Jon brings an enormous wealth of knowledge and experience to our team at Brandywine. This guy does it all. In addition to painting Cirrus aircraft, he's certified for Cirrus composite repairs, line cutter replacements, and CAPS parachute repacks. If you've got a question about Cirrus, Jon's got the answer.
Naturally talented and mechanically savvy, Anton started out in the automotive industry - turning wrenches in his dad's auto shop at the tender age of ten - but his long-standing love of flying (he's working on getting his private pilot certificate!) ultimately prompted him to pursue aviation maintenance. A highly skilled tech, Anton is especially enthusiastic in his affinity for engine work.