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For over 50 years, Aircraft Bluebook has been providing valuable information designed to give the most accurate, comprehensive and timely assessment of the aircraft market.

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Marketline Winter 2015: A Good Year

The books will soon be closed for business in 2015. For pre-owned sales in business and general aviation, it was a good year. There were no surprises. There were no bull markets or bear markets, just a steady flow of business. All categories reported in the Aircraft Bluebook were active.

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Marketline Winter 2015: Current Market Strength

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. See chart below.

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Pre-Owned Business Aircraft Market Graphs from Fall 2015 Marketline

Marketline's graphs show the trends for the broad used business aircraft market as well as the jet, turboprop, single/multi piston and helicopter categories. 

All of the listed aircraft 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 can be concluded as the percentage of change. 

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The Bright Side of Business Aviation

If anyone has any doubts with regard to the overall health and stability of the business aviation market, its overall performance over the last 90 days is an objective testament.

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Marketline Fall 2015: Current Market Strength (CMS)

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. See chart below.

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