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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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Marketline Summer 2015: Aircraft Values Stay Predictable

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

Aircraft Values Stay Predictable
by Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser | Penton Aviation
Business aircraft transactions have been on a steady course through fair weather. Nothing negative. Transactions are occurring.

Market Roller Coaster or Stability
by Dennis Rousseau | President and Founder | AircraftPost.com 
During the last few years, AircraftPost has addressed many dynamics affecting the business jet market and specifically aircraft values.

Understanding How Maintenance Condition Influences Value
by Anthony Kioussis | President | Asset Insight
Maintenance condition is often an aircraft's greatest value "wild card," holding the potential to shift an asset's value in either direction, sometimes substantively.

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Bombardier Challenger 605 Market at a Glance

By Chris Reynolds, ASA | Aircraft Bluebook

Aircraft Bluebook At-a-Glance has reviewed the current market status of the Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet. Research for this study was obtained in part from Aircraft Bluebook, Aircraft Bluebook’s Historical Value Reference, the FAA’s registry web site and various trade services.

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