How to Start Aircraft Cleaning Business

If you want to achieve financial independence and are fond of cleaning, then a business about your passion is worth the try.

In this article, you will be able to learn how to start an aircraft cleaning business of your own.

If you have a passion for cleaning, a must-try business for you is something that has anything to do with your passion. The aircraft cleaning business has few competitors and, simultaneously, can be very lucrative. What are the ways to start this kind of business?

As always, you need to make an in-depth study of the industry. Education and training are necessary when starting any business. There are aviation-related schools that you can inquire from and see for yourself what short-term courses would fit your needs.

Make a business plan. Hiring a professional business plan maker can help you with this stuff other than they can also help you study the industry. Another way to prepare a business plan is by making it yourself. There are readily available templates in the market that are user-friendly that you can use. If doing business with a partner/s, brainstorming with them is another healthy approach to creating a business plan.

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Start-up capital is always an integral part of starting a business. Of course, you will be required to shell out your hard-earned money, but the question is: are you up with the start-up capital needed to run the business? If yes, proceed with the next step, but if not, you will need to apply for a business loan from a bank or any financial institution that offers loan/s to entrepreneurs. You will have to meet the requirements of these institutions and, of course, submit a copy of your business plan to them.

Licenses and permits are also necessary for a business. You have to go to your local or state licensing department and inquire about the permits and licenses you will need to obtain. You must pay specific fees to acquire these licenses and permits for your aircraft cleaning business operation.

The products and equipment you will need to operate your business are important. Waxes, soaps, chemicals, vacuum cleaners, etc., are basic needs for your aircraft cleaning business operation. The web is where you can find several manufacturers and suppliers of cleaning products. You can also do over the telephone inquiries or visit shops and stores that offer these cleaning products and equipment. Choose a brand that is already known in the business, but you may also try cheaper brand names that provide excellent quality in terms of cleaning.

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  • Gerald Kelleher said on March 16, 2010
    I am interested in aviation business, how can i start an aircraft cleaning business in Stafford Township, New Jersey USA
  • Lipuo Morolong said on August 15, 2011
    I need assistance on how to start an aircraft cleaning business in South Africa.
  • sifiso bophela said on October 11, 2011
    I'm also trying to open the same business. My advantage is I'm working in the aviation company. You can give me a call if you have interest. 078 046 4743!
  • Adnaan said on May 3, 2012
    Location :UK airports. Hi basically i'm currently working in airports and i just needed a bit of information of what i would need to start up an aircraft cleaning company? hope to hear from you soon. Mr Ashraf
  • Kishore Jasani said on December 29, 2012
    Can you suggest my first steps in starting aircraft cleaning business in India.
  • Enam Chowdhury said on March 22, 2013
    I would like start aircraft cleaning business in London heathrow airport, please could you give me some information for a consultant and how & what license i need. regards, Enam Chowdhury Mob:07971392430
  • Ncedo said on July 26, 2013
    I want to start my own aircraft cleaning company in South Africa.
  • kevin said on September 22, 2013
    Interested in starting an aircraft cleaning company in kampala, entebbe airport please advice.
  • jeffrey martin said on October 28, 2013
    hello i am interested in obtaining any and all info on starting an aircraft detailing business. i have worked as a detailer at an fbo for years and just need the technicals on running my own small business. thank you
  • jeffrey martin said on October 28, 2013
    please send any info on starting my own small aircraft detailing business in okc, ok. thank you.
  • zama said on April 7, 2014
    hi, i would also like it if you could please send me any info with regards to starting my own aircraft cleaning co. thank you!
  • Eduardo Salazar said on November 3, 2014
    I have over 8 years experience in aircraft detailing industry, need to know a few things, please contact me at my email.
  • Shane said on December 13, 2014
    I am interested in starting a aircraft cleaning service. I am a private pilot so am acustomed to being around aircraft. I just need to know the ropes of getting started. Thanks! Central, PA USA
  • Erasmus Katjikuru said on April 6, 2015
    I'm interested in starting an aircraft cleaning business in Namibia, please advise me
  • shalukhan said on July 25, 2015
    i am working in aviation filed in india and i am interested to start aircraft cleaning company so please inform me the requirements
  • michael said on September 7, 2015
    Accra , Ghana. i want to start an aircraft cleaning business in Ghana an would be grateful if i could get some information on how to go about it.
  • Faraz said on December 21, 2015
    I m faraz from Bangalore, India. I am interested in this business. How can start it. Kindly provide information.. Thank you
  • William said on January 9, 2016
    Hi there,my name is William Mashapu from South Africa and i am interested in the business of aircraft cleaning and planning to venture into it. Please help with any info regarding this business sector. Thank you.
  • Bennett said on February 6, 2016
    If anyone is looking for an experienced aircraft detailer to train your employees or yourself, please contact me at I have experience with every aircraft type and can suggest products as well as give you a good understanding of how this business works. pricing will be discussed by email
  • Luis Ponce said on May 4, 2016
    Hi, I'm Luis and I want to start an aircraft cleaning business. Can you please help me or provide information? I would like to explore the area of airliners cabin cleaning. Thank You.
  • Luis Ponce said on May 5, 2016
    Place would be Caracas, Venezuela
  • Bennett said on May 17, 2016
    Luis, My names is Bennett. Having lived in Caracas as well as Maracaibo I can completely understand why you would want to start a business there. Though the political environment may make it difficult for you, I dont believe it's impossible. I'd really love to talk with you and possibly help you build this business. Latin America in general is an untapped market. Lets talk. Email me:
  • Jeremiah Dominic said on November 8, 2016
    Hi Bennett, I'm Jeremiah Dominic, MD/CEO DOMHORSE, interested to invest on Aircraft cleaning in Mauritius, Nigeria, UAE, Isreal, Cote l voir and other part the World but need an experience person like you for partnership both training and others. Mail me to exchange phone contacts as we discuss further.
  • Mokshda Devi Musai said on December 19, 2016
    Hi, we are a facilities service provider in Mauritius. We have 10 years experience in aircraft cleaning. We would like to offer our training services in Africa. Contact us on or
  • Donchris said on February 6, 2017
    I am interested... I based in Nigeria
  • Natalia Schmidt said on February 22, 2017
    I am interested in aviation cleaning business and i already have a successful cleaning company. Please email me on
  • Martin said on July 18, 2017
    Hi, I'm keen to start an aircraft cleaning business in Wales. Can you suggest what my first steps should be? If possible, please could you give me some information for a consultant and what license I may need. Thank you in advance, regards Martin. my email is
  • Bennett Hilton said on May 10, 2018
    Hello All, My name is Bennett Hilton. I'm an experienced Aviation Professional with 8 years of detailing experience. I'm currently accepting new clients for aircraft detailing training. My pricing, you will find is far more reasonable that the majority of the larger companies that provide this service. Some companies can charge over 100k for a few weeks of training. On the lower end, you may be able to find someone who will charge you 10k USD but will only provide training for a few days to a week. My service is very different. Because I only do training and have no other contractual obligations, I'm able to travel to your place of business and help you for anywhere from a week to several months. I also have no qualms about traveling to the far corners of the world to get this work done. Many big companies are afraid to send their people to certain countries due to the risk involved. Feel free to contact me by email any time you'd like and I'll be sure to explain in detail the services I can provide for your company. Excited to meet you all. best regards, Bennett Hilton. Feel free to search for me on Linkedin,
  • Jannah Gilbert said on October 4, 2018
    I am wanting more information on how to start an aircraft cleaning company In different states in the United States. I Already manage an aircraft cleaning company and I feel that I can do this on my own. Can you please send me info on what I need to do first, how I need to bid, who I need to speak with for the contracts etc...
  • Bennett Hilton said on November 27, 2018
    @Jannah Gilbert, I'd be happy to help. Email me and I'll put you in contact with some resources.
  • Ability Mathebula said on January 9, 2020
    I'm interested in starting an aircraft cleaning business In South Africa. Where do I start and what license and training do I need. where do get the license? And who to approach to get the contracts. please forward me the information at
  • Mitchelle Ordonez said on November 6, 2020
    Hi, I'm an A&P mechanic for 10 years now and I would like to start an aircraft cleaning business in Miami and Fort Lauderdale Florida. Please need your advice on where to start, thank you.
  • Bennett Hilton said on December 17, 2020
    @Mitchelle Ordonez, I'd be more than happy to work with you on that. I'm familiar with Florida as I'm from Orlando. I also worked for a detailing company for several years that held contracts with bombardier in FLL
  • Bennett Hilton said on March 9, 2023
    Hey there, I've commented and helped several people over the years on this feed with advice on how to start their businesses. I’m finally looking to start my own. I’m looking for investors and partners in this venture. I’d like to start small here in the US. With an office in the southeastern portion of the US and another office in Quito Ecuador. Feel free to email me if interested.


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