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Entries in used aircraft (45)

CHARTS — AUG. 18, 2010

Used Aircraft Market: This chart displays each model's quarterly value in relationship to its average equipped price at the inception of the aircraft. The study begins in the spring quarter of 1994 and includes the Jet, Turboprop, Multi, Piston and Helicopter. For all charts, the red number indicates the first reporting date after 9-11.

Jet: The jet chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the six 1990s jets listed in the box.

Turboprop: The turboprop chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of a 1985, 1986 and four 1990 turboprops listed in the box.

Multi: The multi chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the six multi models listed in the box. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.

Piston: The piston chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the 10 pistons listed in the box. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.

Helicopter: The helicopter chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the six helicopters listed in the box. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.

NASDAQ: This ratio scale chart depicts the change for the NASDAQ daily average from quarter to quarter beginning at the end of the first quarter of 1992. Each data point represents the closing daily average on the last trading day of each quarter. This study originates in the first quarter of 1971.

Aircraft on Registry: The Aircraft on Registry chart depicts the number of aircraft reported in Aircraft Bluebook that are listed on FAA records and considered to be in the U.S. inventory.

U.S. Real Gross Domestic Product (updated Aug. 27, 2010): This graph represents real gross domestic product measured by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Each data point represents the BEA's final figure or latest estimate of the quarter-to-quarter seasonally adjusted annual rates of change in real GDP "based on chained 2005 dollars." The study begins with the second quarter in 2005.

Single/Multi: The blue line in the Single/Multi chart depicts change-of-ownership data for singles. The black line represents multis.

Jet/Turboprop/Heli: The black line in the Jet/Turboprop/Heli chart represents change-of-ownership information for jets. The blue line depicts turboprops, and the gray line represents helicopters.

Total Market: Depicts change-of-ownership data for all aircraft included in the Aircraft Bluebook. The numbers are from the FAA Registry. Gliders, homebuilts, airliners and other aircraft not found in the Bluebook are not included in this study.

USED AIRCRAFT MARKET SHOWS SIGNS OF BETTER DAYS AHEAD

Vol. 23, No. 2 | May 26, 2010 | Go to Charts

by Carl Janssens, ASA | Aircraft Bluebook — Price Digest

Finally, the pre-owned aircraft market moved in a positive direction in the first quarter of 2010. Late-model, large-cabin, long-range aircraft were selling at or better than values published in the Aircraft Bluebook.

External factors such as increased sales, a slight decline of available inventory and world market competition could all be considered causes for the improvement. Although this early indication of a slow recovery is in progress, it is too early to celebrate. Any positive sign going forward is far better than where the used aircraft market has been.

With the exception of the late-model, large-cabin class, most of the other business aircraft are not yet recovering in value. The good news is that values are showing more stability. Market activity is on the rise leaving a more optimistic perception that values are not exposed to the risks experienced in the last twenty months.

A couple considerations might be affecting values in the pre-owned aircraft market. The first is available credit for qualified buyers, and the second is the price of fuel. Part of the dilemma that played a major role in an injured economy was the lack of finance. Now, aircraft lenders are able to enable more transactions. This new reality will move the aircraft market into better days. At the same time, credit could indicate how aircraft values will rebound as elements of risks financial institutions are willing to take will have an indirect impact on value. Energy and the price of crude oil is the other factor that will impact further recovery. As long as there are no surprising jumps in the price of crude oil in a limited time frame, the aircraft market will be able to absorb the daily fluctuations in oil prices and prevent the cost of fuel from becoming a deterrent in this industry’s recovery.

Jet

Bluebook-at-a-glance
Increased — 5
Decreased — 410
Stable — 462

As reported above, late-model, large-cabin aircraft are retaining value. Select Gulfstream G550s were up $1 million with the remainder of these aircraft holding steady in value. The Gulfstream G-V market remained unchanged. The G-IV values were off an average of $500,000. Bombardier Global Express and the Global 5000 also held steady while inventories for sale decreased. The Bombardier Lear 45 series was off $200,000 on average. The Cessna Citation Excel series was down an average of $200,000 as well. Light jets such as the Beech Premier were off an average of $200,000. The Hawker 400 was down $100,000. The Citation 525 was off slightly as well.

Turboprop

Bluebook-at-a-glance
Increased — 55
Decreased — 86
Stable — 452

The ag market values improved slightly when compared to the previous quarter. Late-model Beechcraft King Airs remained stable. Earlier models generally also held on, though some models trended downward. Reduction in production for the King Air series might have some positive benefits. In time, limited production could cause limited inventories for sale in the pre-owned market, which would then cause values to strengthen. The Cessna Conquest was stable for yet another quarter. The Piper Meriden was down $50,000.

Multi

Bluebook-at-a-glance
Increased — 29
Decreased — 103
Stable — 523

The Beech Baron family of piston twins achieved some slight gains in value. Early-model 58s were up slightly. Select Baron 55 models also experienced narrow gains. For the most part, however, decreases in value were slight but across the board. Cessna 310 values were down, and the Diamond Twin Star was off $10,000.

Single

Bluebook-at-a-glance
Increased — 311
Decreased — 267
Stable — 1909

Select ag planes generally made slight gains. Values of early-model Beech Bonanza A36s were up from the previous quarter. Late-model Cessna 172 Skyhawks and Cessna 206s reported slightly higher values for the summer release of Aircraft Bluebook. Commanders and Mooneys were generally off $5,000 to $10,000 when compared to the previous quarter. The majority of aircraft in this reporting segment remained stable.

Helicopter

Bluebook-at-a-glance
Increased — 52
Decreased — 170
Stable — 809

The Enstrom F28/280 series improved slightly from the previous quarter.  Compared to the previous quarter, select models of the Eurocopter Twin Star were off $100,000. The Bell 430 also declined an average of $300,000 from previous reported values. The Enstrom 480 was down $50,000. The helicopter segment remained stable for the most part.

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CHARTS — MAY 26, 2010

Used Aircraft Market: This chart displays each model's quarterly value in relationship to its average equipped price at the inception of the aircraft. The study begins in the spring quarter of 1994 and includes the Jet, Turboprop, Multi, Piston and Helicopter. For all charts, the red number indicates the first reporting date after 9-11.

Jet: The jet chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the six 1990s jets listed in the box.

Turboprop: The turboprop chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of a 1985, 1986 and four 1990 turboprops listed in the box.

Multi: The multi chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the six multi models listed in the box. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.

Piston: The piston chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the 10 pistons listed in the box. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.

Helicopter: The helicopter chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the six helicopters listed in the box. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.

NASDAQ: This ratio scale chart depicts the change for the NASDAQ daily average from quarter to quarter beginning at the end of the first quarter of 1992. Each data point represents the closing daily average on the last trading day of each quarter. This study originates in the first quarter of 1971.

Aircraft on Registry: The Aircraft on Registry chart depicts the number of aircraft reported in Aircraft Bluebook that are listed on FAA records and considered to be in the U.S. inventory.

U.S. Real Gross Domestic Product: This graph represents real gross domestic product measured by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Each data point represents the percentage change from the 2005 baseline GDP. The study begins with the second quarter in 2005.

Single/Multi: The blue line in the Single/Multi chart depicts change-of-ownership data for singles. The black line represents multis.

Jet/Turboprop/Heli: The black line in the Jet/Turboprop/Heli chart represents change-of-ownership information for jets. The blue line depicts turboprops, and the gray line represents helicopters.

Total Market: Depicts change-of-ownership data for all aircraft included in the Aircraft Bluebook. The numbers are from the FAA Registry. Gliders, homebuilts, airliners and other aircraft not found in the Bluebook are not included in this study.

CHARTS — FEB. 17, 2010

Used Aircraft Market: This chart displays each model's quarterly value in relationship to its average equipped price at the inception of the aircraft. The study begins in the spring quarter of 1994 and includes the Jet, Turboprop, Multi, Piston and Helicopter. For all charts, the red number indicates the first reporting date after 9-11.Jet: The jet chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the six 1990s jets listed in the box.Turboprop: The turboprop chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of a 1985, 1986 and four 1990 turboprops listed in the box.Multi: The multi chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the six multi models listed in the box. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.Piston: The piston chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the 10 pistons listed in the box. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.Helicopter: The helicopter chart depicts the average price (in thousands) of the six helicopters listed in the box. Each model’s year will precede the name of the aircraft.NASDAQ: This ratio scale chart depicts the change for the NASDAQ daily average from quarter to quarter beginning at the end of the first quarter of 1992. Each data point represents the closing daily average on the last trading day of each quarter. This study originates in the first quarter of 1971.Aircraft on Registry: The Aircraft on Registry chart depicts the number of aircraft reported in Aircraft Bluebook that are listed on FAA records and considered to be in the U.S. inventory.U.S. Real Gross Domestic Product: This graph represents real gross domestic product measured by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Each data point represents the percentage change from the 2005 baseline GDP. The study begins with the second quarter in 2005.Single/Multi: The blue line in the Single/Multi chart depicts change-of-ownership data for singles. The black line represents multis.Jet/Turboprop/Heli: The black line in the Jet/Turboprop/Heli chart represents change-of-ownership information for jets. The blue line depicts turboprops, and the gray line represents helicopters.Total Market: Depicts change-of-ownership data for all aircraft included in the Aircraft Bluebook. The numbers are from the FAA Registry. Gliders, homebuilts, airliners and other aircraft not found in the Bluebook are not included in this study.

AIRCRAFT VALUES NEUTRALIZE AFTER DESCENT

Vol. 22, No. 3 | Aug. 19, 2009 | Go to Charts

by Carl Janssens, ASA | Aircraft Bluebook — Price Digest

Aircraft values reported in the previous quarter were in a spiral dive, but the economy’s pilot now appears to have neutralized the rapid descent.

For the most part, values have arrived at ground level. Inventories have shown signs of stability with little or no growth in units for sale. Other market indicators show signs of neutralization as well. Aircraft dealers and brokers report that interest has increased. Phones are ringing more with potential buyers on the line. Compared to the 2005 baseline real gross domestic product, GDP declined 1.0 percent in the second quarter of 2009 after declining 6.4 percent in the first quarter. These indicators support the signs of neutralization in the marketplace, though the used aircraft market has no reason to rally.

Maybe the market has not yet reached the dawn of a recovery, but the market has absorbed the fallen values. The jet segment is the most volatile portion of the aircraft market. Flight departments that were liquidated are no longer creating a frenzy of drastic value reductions. Manufacturers finding new homes for new aircraft in default maintain nearly full sales values. The only difference is that deposits from contracts in default allow discounts to the new buyers. Once these sales are complete, the discounts will end.

Jet

Bluebook-at-a-glance
Increased — 143
Decreased — 49
Stable — 665

Bluebook’s attention has focused on late-model large-cabin new deliveries that may take as long as two years or more for interior completion and delivery. Some of the increase in value can be found in the fall edition of Aircraft Bluebook. Examples include the Bombardier Global family as well as the Challenger 605 and Dassault Falcon 900 and 2000 series.

Turboprop

Bluebook-at-a-glance
Increased — 75
Decreased — 114
Stable — 399

Socata fared better in this reporting period. Sales demonstrated that values were better than previously reported; therefore, stronger values appear in the new release of Bluebook. Turboprop ag planes continue to demonstrate improved values with limited inventories available in the world market. The Piaggio was up 9 percent from the previous quarter as well.

Multi

Bluebook-at-a-glance
Increased — 0
Decreased — 110
Stable — 545

For the most part, values remained unchanged for this reporting period in the multipiston category. Nothing increased in value. Most late models held on to their values without loss. Early model Cessnas as well as some Twin Commanders trended downward slightly.

Single

Bluebook-at-a-glance
Increased — 117
Decreased — 220
Stable — 2108

Ag planes kept a positive note in the single category. Select models experienced modest increases. Some of the decreases included American Champions, such as the 8-KCAB, and Beech 35. Both were reported down from the previous quarter. For the most part, however, most single-engine pistons remained steady for this reporting period.

Helicopter

Bluebook-at-a-glance
Increased — 4
Decreased — 828
Stable — 177

Helicopter values experienced a decline in this quarter. Part of the decline may relate to lower values on earlier models with limited mission capabilities when compared to newer helicopters. Early-model Sikorsky aircraft as well as Bell and Eurocopter models were down. Decreases averaged 8 percent or more. In the piston category, values were lower, too.

Aircraft Bluebook — Price Digest here for you

Please contact Aircraft Bluebook if you have any specific concern in a particular aircraft market. We will be happy to share with you the most up-to-date information available for your market segment. Call us toll free at 877-531-1450 or direct at 913-967-1913.

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