Aircraft washing business started

So you love planes and want to start an airplane laundry service? I can’t blame you, as I did the same. After cleaning thousands of planes over the years, I paid for my flight school, first plane, and then started an aircraft washing franchise as a model unit for another franchise company I had founded. We called it Aircraft Wash Guys because we learned early on what it takes to satisfy aircraft owners, fixed-service customers and senior pilots. We have always specialized in aircraft washing and polishing. We have cleaned thousands of private jets, corporate jets, flying clubs, flying schools and helicopters. My Car Wash Guys was originally founded over twenty years ago and started out as an airplane wash service.

As you know, aviation professionals are serious about flying and a clean plane makes flying more fun and enjoyable. Corporate pilots need to maintain their positive image. When you are in the aircraft washing business, you will not only be washing the exteriors of the aircraft, you must also have the capabilities of carpet cleaning. Many of our crew are also private pilots and it is beneficial to have pilots as part of your employee team. To find out more about aircraft washing, I’ve put a few more ideas online to help you out.

We’ve always kept our prices low and went for volume, you may want to do this or charge the going rate. Our pricing is on the lower end of the range and this will give you a good starting point for pricing.

Single drives $20.00 – $45.00 wash, waxing $60.00 & $140.00, weekly wash $20.00;

Twin Engines $45.00 – $90.00 Wash, Waxing $90.00 – $240.00, Weekly Wash $40.00; Corporate Jets: $90.00-140.00 wash, waxing $180.00 and $400.00, weekly wash $80.00;

Heli $30.00 – $100.00 wash, waxing $45.00 – $180.00, weekly wash $30.00. Carpet shampooing, bright work and aluminum polishing, etc. Generally speaking, we will give clients free estimates.

You will need to perform these services according to the client’s schedule and will typically accommodate spot services, day or night, evenings and weekends. Customizing your services to client requirements should become your specialty. You will also need the following things:

Two million liability insurance

Quiet machines and professional crews in uniform

Monthly invoice with the number “N”

Onboard water reclamation device, EPA compliant

Truck or trailer mounted unit, fully self contained, painted yellow

Owning a small aircraft laundry service business can be very rewarding and although you work hard, it can also be an extension of your flying hobby. Just thinking of getting paid to wash some of the latest and greatest on planes and hang out at the airport all day? And yes, they will pay you handsomely for doing so. Think about this.

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