VLJ Acceptance Firm Marks 75th Delivery
Van Nuys-based jetAviva recently united Marty Sprinzen and his new Citation Mustang in a bonding of pilot and airplane that may be unique in the industry. jetAviva is capitalizing on the new accessibility of the airways by private pilots through relatively inexpensive entry-level or very light jets. Sprinzen's was the 75th "acceptance" for jetAviva, which acts on behalf of its clients to ensure the aircraft is everything they paid their $1.5 million to $3 million for. In a podcast interview with AVweb, CEO Cyrus Sigari said his staff inspects every square inch of the aircraft and tests every system to make sure it's fully functional.
Sigari said most clients are not technical experts on the airplanes they're buying and they rely on jetAviva to discover any shortcomings that they might not notice on delivery. In addition to the physical inspection and systems checks, the aircraft is test-flown by pilots with plenty of experience in the type. jetAviva also tries to ensure that the pilots are as ready to fly as the airplanes and offers familiarization training in the Eclipse 500 and will soon offer it in the Citation Mustang. The company says the pre-type-rating program helps owner-pilots get comfortable in the left seat before going for their rating.