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Marketline Fall 2015: The Bright Side of Business Aviation

The fall issue of the Aircraft Bluebook Marketline is now available for download. This issue features:

The Bright Side of Business Aviation
By Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser | Aviation Week Network
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. 

Price Divergence ...
By Dennis Rousseau | President and Founder |
A 2002 Gulfstream GV had an original price new of about $42 million. Its successor, the G550, had an average price new of $42.5 million in 2003. The primary difference between the aircraft was the introduction of the Plane View cockpit. Why has the difference in selling prices of these aircraft grown from $500,000 when new to $7 million in the pre-owned market?

Into the Blue - Aircraft Bluebook At-A-Glance - Embraer Phenom 300
By Chris Reynolds, ASA | Aircraft Bluebook 
Aircraft Bluebook At-a-Glance has reviewed the current market status of the Embraer Phenom 300 business jet.

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Embraer Phenom 300 Market at a Glance

Aircraft Bluebook At-a-Glance has reviewed the current market status of the Embraer Phenom 300 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.

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Pre-Owned Business Aircraft Market Graphs from Summer 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 percent. 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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Marketline Summer 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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Aircraft Values Stay Predictable 

By Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser | Penton Aviation

It’s hard to believe, but 2015 is already nearly halfway into the history books.  For business aircraft transactions, it has been a steady course, fair weather kind of activity.  Nothing negative, transactions are occurring.  Values, for the most part, continue to show depreciation.  The question of when are values going to stabilize appears to offer its own conclusion by what is revealed through the transparency in recent sales data.  The answer: “never.” 

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