Spring Report: Price Perspectives

By Dennis Rousseau, founder and president of AircraftPost.com. This article was originally published in the Aircraft Bluebook Marketline Spring 2014 edition. On average, five – seven percent of the available fleet on the resale market is considered ‘normal.’ Should the percentile lean more in the 10 – 20 percent range, we then tend to see some severe price […]

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Summer Report: YTD PRE-OWNED TRANSACTIONS & PRICES CONTINUE DOWN

By Dennis Rousseau, founder and president of AircraftPost.com.  This article was originally published in the Aircraft Bluebook Marketline Summer 2013 edition. When viewing a random selection of pre-owned transactions for the first 5-months of 2013, the number of sales are trending down 15 percent when compared to the same period in 2012. Actual selling prices […]

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Spring Report: PRE-OWNED TRANSACTIONS ON THE RISE

By Dennis Rousseau, founder and president of AircraftPost.com. This article was originally published on the AircraftPost blog and in the Aircraft Bluebook Marketline Spring 2013 edition. For the fifth consecutive year, pre-owned transactions for current generation business jets have shown a year over year increase. However, market inventories, expressed as a percentage of the fleet, […]

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Pre-owned Business Jet Transactions on the Rise

For the fifth consecutive year, pre-owned transactions for current generation business jets have shown a year over year increase. However, market inventories, expressed as a percentage of the fleet, are on the rise, while the average selling price continues a downward trend. When we factor age-based depreciation over a 30-year lifecycle, we can garner some […]

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Question: I am thinking of selling my Gulfstream IV. How can I determine its true resale value?

As seen in Fly Corporate: I am thinking of selling my Gulfstream IV. How can I determine its true resale value? George Dubroux, Entrepreneur As soon as an aircraft enters service, the asset begins to depreciate. Traditionally a safe guideline for market depreciation has been 3 to 4% per year. However, the current market for […]

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BCA Quotes Dennis Rousseau on the Used Aircraft Outlook for 2012

AircraftPost president, Dennis Rousseau, was recently asked by Business & Commercial Aviation to give his outlook on the used aircraft market in 2012. In an article entitled Used Aircraft 2012 which was published in the magazine’s May edition, Dennis shares his thoughts on the market: Dennis Rousseau of Aircraftpost.com pointed out that the number of […]

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Factors driving the Pre-owned Market

The collapse of the housing market in 2006 was the point of origin for the current recession which started in 2007 and progressively worsened into 2008. Some of the cause can be attributed to reckless lending which led to an unrealistic rise in asset prices. There is rhetoric the crisis was over by mid 2009. […]

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When Maintenance and Retrofit Costs Exceed Value…

Typically, the higher the value of the asset the more willing an owner is to make a major capital expenditure (i.e., G550 EVS to SVS). However, as aircraft age and approach 20/30 year maintenance requirements, values diminish and owners begin to weigh their options. After all, an aircraft is built with a life cycle and […]

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Prices Stabilize for Current Production Pre-owned Business Jets

Although an industry-wide recovery remains stalled, it appears that select markets for newer, later generation (current production) business jets are showing signs of stability in market price, reduced inventory levels and absorption rates. However, the market for out-of-production aircraft remains unstable with no shortage of inventory and concern for continued deterioration in market price. Since […]

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Pre-owned Business Jet YTD Sales Summary

Year-to-date transactions for out-of-production aircraft are up 10% from the same period 2010, while actual selling prices continue a downward trend.  Excluding depreciation, 2011 selling prices have decreased 10%. A contributing factor could be attributed to economic obsolescence. Sales for the majority of current production [pre-owned] aircraft are down 10% while selling prices are showing […]

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