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Entries in Bluebook at a glance (4)

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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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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Stock Prices Soar While Pre-Owned Aircraft Prices Remain in Ground Effect

By Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser | Penton Business Aviation Network

Business aircraft pricing in the pre-owned market appears to be soaring in ground effect.

The good news is that sales are occurring while, on the cloudy side, values, at best, try to maintain a flat trending posture.

Pre-owned aircraft pricing isn’t keeping time with commerce. From the sea, the West Coast ports of entry look like long-term parking lots for sea freighters: Lots of stuff awaiting their turn for deporting goods from the backlog created by labor disputes. Then, try driving on any Interstate. The amount of commerce on the move via countless eighteen wheelers is remarkable. And, don’t be caught waiting for a delayed flight during FedEx’s rush hour in Memphis. You might be there awhile. While all of this anecdotal evidence would indicate a more robust economy for pre-owned aircraft values, such is not the case.

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Year in Review: The Pre-Owned Business Aircraft Market

2014, A Year in Review
by Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser | Penton Aviation
With only a few weeks remaining in 2014, the pre-owned business aircraft market has definitely experienced recovery from the 2009 recession. Sales are up, days on market have been more refined and the opportunities for finding discounted pricing are increasing. The recovery appears to be in full bloom; however, depreciation still remains unchecked. What was said last year is true: “Flat is the new recovery.”

Where does your aircraft stand? 

Current Market Strength (CMS)
A review of the 2007-2008 models. 

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