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For over 50 years, Aircraft Bluebook has been providing valuable information designed to give the most accurate, comprehensive and timely assessment of the aircraft market.

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Marketline Spring 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.

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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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Marketline Spring 2015: Stock Prices Soar While Pre-Owned Aircraft Prices Remain in Ground Effect

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

Stock Prices Soar While Pre-Owned Aircraft Prices Remain in Ground Effect
by Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser | Penton Aviation 
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. 

Business Jet Perspectives on Value Market Temperature
by Dennis Rousseau | President and Founder | AircraftPost.com 
At the end of each year we tally the number of aircraft delivered into service (EIS) by manufacturer and model.

Into the Blue - Aircraft Bluebook At-A-Glance - Beechcraft Premier 1A
by Chris Reynolds, ASA | Aircraft Bluebook 
Aircraft Bluebook At-a-Glance has reviewed the current market status of the Beechcraft Premier 1A business jet.

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Pre-Owned Business Aircraft Market Graphs from Spring 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. 

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Beechcraft Premier 1A Market at a Glance

By Chris Reynolds, ASA | Aircraft Bluebook

Aircraft Bluebook At-a-Glance has reviewed the current market status of the Beechcraft Premier 1A business jet. Research for this study was obtained in part from Aircraft Bluebook, Aircraft Bluebook’s Historical Value Reference, the FAA’s registry website and various trade services, such as AMSTAT, Controller and Trade-A-Plane.

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