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Entries in pre-owned aircraft (27)

Marketline Winter 2015: A Good Year

The books will soon be closed for business in 2015. For pre-owned sales in business and general aviation, it was a good year. There were no surprises. There were no bull markets or bear markets, just a steady flow of business. All categories reported in the Aircraft Bluebook were active.

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Marketline Winter 2015: Current Market Strength

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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Marketline Fall 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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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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