A New Option For GA Sellers And Buyers
Pilots who have a used airplane to sell, or who are looking for one to buy, have a new website where they can post their airplane for sale or shop online. The company plans to offer the airplanes up for bid, and will actively help facilitate the sales, A.J. Brown, vice president for marketing, told AVweb this week. "Most people buy maybe one or two airplanes in a lifetime," he said. "We'll be buying and selling thousands, so our knowledge base will be much greater to help these people." The site, BiddingAce.com, will be up and running by Monday, Brown said.
The company is located in the Silicon Valley, in California. CEO Tom Henn said they're working with Iron Planet, which developed a platform for selling construction equipment, and they have adapted that platform for the aircraft marketplace. "We interface with the sellers, and help them post all their data online," says Henn. "We make sure every listing is flawless and looks good, and we'll look for potential buyers and call them to see if they want to place a bid. We're interfacing with the buyers over the phone to try to get that transaction under way."