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Current Market Strength of 50 Pre-Owned Aircraft Models: Spring 2018

Aircraft Bluebook Marketline’s Current Market Strength represents an aircraft’s current strength in the market. An A+ rating indicates the aircraft is enjoying a very firm market. Prices for an A+ aircraft are steadily rising, and holding times are very short or nonexistent. At the opposite end of the spectrum, a C- aircraft is one experiencing a very soft market. Its price is commonly discounted, and it often sets on the ramp in excess of eight months before selling. It is important to remember that Current Market Strength is not a forecast. It is valid only at Marketline’s effective date of release. March 1, 2018, is the effective date for the data represented in the table below.

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Cessna Citation CJ4 Pre-Owned Market at a Glance

Approximately 20 of the 264 CJ4s in the fleet have sold in the last year

Credit: Nigel Prevett

By Chris Reynolds, ASA | Editor/Aircraft Appraiser | Aircraft Bluebook

Aircraft Bluebook At-a-Glance has reviewed the current market status of the Cessna Citation CJ4 business jet. Research for this study was obtained in part from Aircraft Bluebook, Aircraft Bluebook’s Historical Value Reference, the FAA’s registry website and various trade services.

Demand

The active Citation CJ4 fleet is approximately 264 aircraft currently. At the time of this writing, approximately 10 CJ4s, representing 3.7 percent of the active fleet, were reported for sale, with the average time on market likely more than 200 days.

Pricing

Current offerings for the Citation CJ4s range from $6 million to mid-$7 million. Airframe time varies from several hundred hours to around 4000 hours, depending on the year-model ...

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Gulfstream G550 Pre-Owned Market at a Glance

Thirty of the 550 G550s in the fleet have sold in the last year

Credit: Gulfstream Aerospace

By Chris Reynolds, ASA | Editor/Aircraft Appraiser | Aircraft Bluebook

Aircraft Bluebook At-a-Glance has reviewed the current market status of the Gulfstream G550 business jet. Research for this study was obtained in part from Aircraft Bluebook, Aircraft Bluebook’s Historical Value Reference, the FAA’s registry web site and various trade services.

Demand

The G550 fleet sits at approximately 550 active aircraft. At the time of this writing (December 2017), approximately 20 to 25 G550s, representing approximately 4.5 percent of the active fleet, were reported for sale. Over the last year, approximately 30 sales appear to have occurred with the days on market ranging anywhere from 200 to 300+ days.

Pricing

Current offerings in the G550 market range from $15 million to $37 million. Airframe time varies from 1000 hours to greater than 10,000 hours, depending on the year-model. Equipment including upgrades ...

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Current Market Strength of 50 Pre-Owned Aircraft Models: Winter 2017

CMS represents an aircraft’s current strength in the market. An A+ rating indicates the aircraft is enjoying a very firm market. Prices for an A+ aircraft are steadily rising, and holding times are very short or nonexistent. At the opposite end of the spectrum, a C- aircraft is one experiencing a very soft market. Its price is commonly discounted, and it often sets on the ramp in excess of eight months before selling. It is important to remember that Current Market Strength is not a forecast. It is valid only at Marketline’s effective date of release — Dec. 1, 2017, in this case. See the chart below.

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Ups and Downs: Pre-Owned Business Jet Transactions Increase; Values Continue to Decrease

By Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser | Aircraft Bluebook

Another year in the bucket, one more in the history books, another chapter ending. These phrases describe inevitable, inertial change, and they sum up the used business aircraft market at the end of 2017.

For business aviation, as far as Aircraft Bluebook is concerned, 2017 was a year of continued growth. Growth in the pre-owned business jet segment can be measured by the number of changes in ownership (sales) that have occurred compared to previous years.

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