Are there restrictions on replacing aircraft by exchange or sale?
Yes, because aircraft are on GSA's exchange/sale prohibited list (see part 102-39 of this subchapter B), you may not exchange or sell aircraft unless you obtain approval from GSA to deviate from part 102-39 of this subchapter B (see § 102-33.10
on how to request a deviation). In your letter of request to GSA, you must include the full details of your situation and the proposed transaction and certify that—
Your agency's mission is dependent upon receiving a replacement aircraft;
You will be replacing the aircraft with similar-type property (see § 102-39.15 of this subchapter B for a definition of “similar”);
Your replacement will be on a one-for-one basis (you must request and justify a waiver from GSA, Aircraft Management Policy Division (MTA), 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405, to deviate from the one-for-one rule); and
The exchange or sale meets all other requirements in part 102-39 of this subchapter B.
The requirement to get GSA's approval for an exchange/sale does not apply if a Federal statute specifically authorizes your agency to exchange or sell certain aircraft.