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Aircraft Values and Indicators

Large Jet

The Large Jet chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the seven jets listed. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.

Medium Jet

The Medium Jet chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the six jets listed. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.

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Situational Awareness

General Dynamics Buys Nordam Nacelle Line for Gulfstreams

Gulfstream maker General Dynamics (GD) said Oct. 1 it acquired the Nordam Group’s nacelle manufacturing line for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600, ending a drama that saw the latter file for bankruptcy and threats arise to one of industry’s high-profile business jets.

GD said it will continue to operate the line at Nordam’s Tulsa, Oklahoma, facility. A federal bankruptcy judge approved the transfer Sept. 26, clearing the way for the acquisition. Terms will not be disclosed, the company added.

According to GD, a deal for the line was filed in court in September. What is more, GD had been operating the line “since early September” under a sublease as parties worked to address Nordam’s bankruptcy, filed July 22.

“Gulfstream has a 60-year history of manufacturing and product excellence that will serve our customers well as we assume responsibility for nacelle production,” Gulfstream President Mark Burns said. “The manufacturing of this component is firmly in our wheelhouse, especially since we also manufacture the wings and empennages for these aircraft.”

Family owned Nordam filed for bankruptcy protection after a protracted contract dispute with Pratt & Whitney Canada over the PW800 nacelle system used in G500s and G600s. The company said the bankruptcy was due to this dispute only and other programs were not affected.

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Business Aviation Trends

All of the aircraft included in the aircraft segment graphs on the following pages have a composite score that is presented in the Used Aircraft Market graph. Data points are represented in relationship to the respective new delivered historical price that is equal to 100%. The measure of change is reported in the actual percentage of value in relation to new. The delta between reporting periods...

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Profile: Bombardier Learjet 75

The Learjet 75 is a twin-engine business jet that is produced by Learjet, itself a subsidiary of Canadian manufacturer Bombardier. Despite the fact that Learjet’s parent company is Canadian— having been acquired by Bombardier on June 29, 1990— the company is based in Wichita, with production taking place at facilities located at Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. Along with the Learjet 70, the Learjet 75 was launched by Bombardier on May 14, 2012, at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, with both variants receiving FAA certification on Nov. 13, 2013. At the time of its launch, the Learjet 75—along with the Learjet 70—was promoted as including “a new modern design interior, a next generation cabin management system, the Vision Flight Deck with a state-of-the-art avionics suite, superior aircraft performance and low operating costs.” From a type certification standpoint, the Learjet 75 is based on the Model 45 Learjet, with it defined as being a Model 45 with a serial number in the 45-456 to 45-2000 range.

According to the FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet for the type, the maximum certified capacity of the Learjet 75 is 11, comprising the two required flight crew and nine passengers. Those passengers are accommodated in a cabin that is 19 ft. 10 in. long, 5 ft. 1 in. wide and 4 ft. 11 in. tall. Bombardier promotes...

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Market Report

The Challenger 300

Is it possible for the number of transactions in a quarter to exceed the number available for sale? In
this current Challenger 300 market it certainly is. Q2 of 2018 brought 21 transactions with just 20 aircraft listed for sale. Looking back a year ago, Q2 of 2017 produced only 11 sales, with 31 Challenger 300’s on the market. Even when compared to the 1st quarter of 2018, inventory has dropped 20% with transactions jumping from 14 to 21 aircraft sold in Q2 2018. Pricing is strong and has been for the past few quarters. With declining inventory and increasing demand, this makes...

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Current Market Strength