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Vol. 28, No. 2 | Friday, June 12, 2015

Aircraft Values Stay Predictable

Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser

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.”

There is a mix of opinions as to what are the current market drivers. Tax issues and lease returns are the most common on the financial side with the former rule of 20 now divided by half into the rule of 10 for finance. At the same time, legacy issues such as

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