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Entries in business aircraft (7)

Looking Back at 2018: Business Aircraft 

A more positive note crept back into business aviation in 2018 as new models key to the market’s recovery checked off program milestones. We took a look at events in business aviation in 2018.

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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 of 50 Pre-Owned Aircraft Models: Spring 2018

Aircraft Bluebook Marketline’s Current Market Strength 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. March 1, 2018, is the effective date for the data represented in the table below.

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Current Market Strength of 50 Pre-Owned Aircraft Models: Winter 2017

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 — Dec. 1, 2017, in this case. See the chart below.

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Jet Blues: Business Jet Values Remain Vulnerable While Turboprop Values Remain Stable

By Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser | Aircraft Bluebook

Business aircraft sales reports in the most recent Aircraft Bluebook research period show positive signs. Frequency and numbers of transactions are improving; however, business jet values have yet to demostrate stability.

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