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Vol. 27, No. 1  | Monday, March 10, 2014

Price Perspectives

Featured Columnist: Dennis Rousseau, President |

On average, five – seven percent of the available fleet on the resale market is considered ‘normal.’ Should the percentile lean more in the 10 – 20 percent range, we then tend to see some severe price cutting as was the case with the Challenger 604 in 2013, where we saw 47 transactions and average selling prices drop from 9.5M in 2012 to an average of 7.2M in 2013.

We should also expect seven percent of the available fleet trade hands during the course of a ‘normal’ year. When we consider year-over-year pre-owned business jet sales, total annual transactions are up each year since 2008, and more than 50 percent when comparing...(Click here to view full article)