KERRVILLE, Texas — Mooney International Corp. has launched its first Certified Pre-Owned Aircraft program.
The program, which includes a 27-point inspection, repair and refurbishment of the engine, avionics, airframe, interior and exterior, applies to 2004-2014 G-1000 equipped aircraft.
It also includes a “Fly-Away Guarantee” providing free repair or replacement of inoperative equipment for the first 30 days or 10 hours after taking delivery of the aircraft, as well as a factory-signed certificate of authenticity verifying all work was done.
Eligible aircraft are required to have the work performed at a Mooney Factory-Authorized Service Center.
“A used Mooney has always represented an industry leading top value, so we developed this program in partnership with Premier Aircraft Sales to address a significant demand in the marketplace,” said Jerry Chen, CEO of Mooney. “There are individuals who want the speed, safety and style of a Mooney – and a plane as close to new as possible – at a pre-owned price point. We want to serve their needs, as well as the needs of pilots ready to purchase a brand new airplane, by ensuring the availability of some exceptional pre-owned planes that meet strict factory standards.”
There are currently four Mooney Certified Pre-Owned aircraft for sale through Premier, he added.
Mooney’s production for 2015 is nearly sold out, Chen noted, and Mooney dealers are beginning to take orders for 2016 aircraft.
The list of engine, avionics and airframe benefits of the program includes verification that all Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, and Mooney Maintenance Manual items are addressed; all required and recommended inspections are current; engine and prop complies with manufacturer overhaul recommendations; rigging is tested and corrected; and a host of other items.
Cosmetic benefits includes touch up or repainting of all chips, nicks and scratches to paint; deep cleaning and reconditioning of leather seats; repair of sidewall and headliner scuffs; buffing or replacement of taxi, landing and wing tip light covers; and more.