Money » Preowned Aircraft

May 1, 2016
Photo: Mark Wagner
After five years of slow growth, preowned-market sales volume headed into negative territory last year. Aviation data service JetNet reports fewer retail transactions were conducted in 2015 than in 2014, the first such decrease since 2009. Last year, 2,458 preowned business jets were sold, says JetNet, versus 2,569 in 2014—a 4.3 percent decline.
March 15, 2016
What happens to your airplane’s value when a major fractional program starts liquidating its fleet of the same model? 
November 2, 2015
Gulfstream GVB on the runway.  Photo: Mariano Roselas
Should an aircraft appraiser be on your transaction team? Brokers typically play the role of appraiser, using their knowledge of the marketplace to set or counter an airplane’s price. But today, with the collapse of historical pricing models, the dearth of sales and the intensely private nature of the transactions, establishing an aircraft’s value is difficult.
September 20, 2015
Bombardier Challenger 300
The large number of new aircraft entering service in the next few quarters heralds further downward pressure on preowned-airplane prices.
August 16, 2015
Bombardier Global 6000
Prices have been coming down on preowned jets, so it may be worth investing in your own aircraft if you’re flying often enough with a jet card or fractional-share program.
June 16, 2015
Brokers expect a host of new helicopter models, including Sikorsky's S-76D, to bring fresh inventory to the preowned market.
Are sales of preowned helicopters poised to go vertical? Like the fixed-wing market, the corporate segment of the rotorcraft industry took a hit after the U.S. economy’s ’08 meltdown and has yet to fully recover. “Executive transport is down,” says Bruce Kantenwein, vice president of Eckhart Helicopter Sales in Grayslake, Illinois. “It’s a very difficult market.”
May 15, 2015
A business jet.
What’s driving today’s faster depreciation rates?
December 17, 2014
If you’re thinking about acquiring a preowned aircraft, you couldn’t ask for a better time, says Dennis Rousseau, founder of online listing service AircraftPost. (Photo: © 2010 Mike Fizer/Courtesy Executive AirShare)
While professionals can point to indications of a turning preowned market, many have had their hopes dashed too many times in recent years to see the glass as half full.
September 23, 2014
The prepurchase inspection is a key event in any business aircraft sales transaction.
July 10, 2014
Dassault Falcon 7X
As soon as its first owner departs from the manufacturer’s delivery center, a new airplane technically becomes used (or preowned). For various reasons, however, 10 years after an aircraft’s final production date is generally considered the ­milestone separating “newer” used business aircraft from “older” ones.

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