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Gulfstream G550 Aircraft Bluebook At-a-Glance

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 564 active aircraft. At the time of this writing, approximately 20 G550s, representing approximately 3.3 percent of the active fleet, were reported for sale. Last year, approximately 40 sales appear to have occurred with the days on market ranging anywhere from 200 to 250+ days.

Pricing
Current offerings in the G550 market range from $15 million to $35 million. Airframe time varies from a thousand hours to...

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Middle East Bizjet Deliveries To Grow Over Next Decade

William Garvey, Jessica A. Salerno and Molly McMillin | Business & Commercial Aviation

Business jet deliveries to the Middle East are expected to total nearly 200 aircraft over the next decade, according to data from the Aviation Week Network, with 12 deliveries in 2019 rising to 20 in 2028. The top deliveries through the 10-year period from 2019 through 2028 are expected to be...

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Market Perspective 2018

By Dennis Rousseau | President and Founder | AircraftPost

After all the conjecture and speculation throughout the year, 2018 finished with mixed results. Some market dynamics fared better than others and a few select make/models showed a modest uptick in YOY value. Excluding VLJs and modified airliners, new business jet deliveries (entry- into-service) slipped from 471 in 2017 (3,927 total aircraft) to 467 in 2018 (4,393). The number of current production aircraft that came on the pre-owned market nearly mirrored those that entered service, showing 471 aircraft on market in 2017 and...

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Hawker Beechcraft Premier 1A: Midsize Cabin On Light-Jet Airframe

Fred George | Business & Commercial Aviation

In the mid-1990s, Raytheon Aircraft’s Roy Norris was fond of saying the $5 million composite fuselage RA 390 Premier light jet would have a cabin cross section “embarrassingly close” to that of an $8 million midsize aircraft. Indeed, headroom is only 3 in. less that of Citation Excel and the cabin is nearly as wide.  The development program suffered repeated delays. Initial entry into service was delayed until 2001. And then, the aircraft fell short of customer expectations in several areas, including runway performance, erratic lift dump functioning, poor brake feel and...

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