Marketline – Q3 2016

Scoring a golf tournament based on par is relatively understandable to those who play the game on a particular course. Par is Latin for what the English rhetoric refers to as “average.” This is simple enough for the aviator’s number one leisure sport.Par in business aircraft activity is another story. One could list multiple concepts for par in […]

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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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Business Jets: Historical Sales vs. Near Term Growth

There is an abundance of optimistic forecasting for 2010 and beyond.  A good portion of this seems to be speculative and tied to things other than market fundamentals.  As a follow up to our ‘Business Jet Values in the New Economy’ (Dec 09), we are going to look at markets from a transaction perspective and […]

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The Fundamental Value

                The business aviation industry has been put through the wringer lately. The global economic downturn followed by the vilification of executive use of business jets have been a one-two punch to an industry that is vital to the United States economy.  The affect of these factors on private jet ownership has also been profound. […]

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