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Vol. 30, No. 1 | Spring 2017 Newsletter
Recovery in the "New Normal"

Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser

Aircraft Bluebook credited Jay Mesinger of Mesinger Jet Sales for coining the
phrase “new normal” in 2008 that described the attitude of those involved
in the transactional process of business jets as it related to declining values.

Aircraft Bluebook has continued to receive positive feedback in regard to recent transactions in the business and personal aviation markets. The lead focus continues on the business jet sector. With the acceptance of value depreciation as the norm when pertaining to the jet sector, the question remains, “when will continued devaluation stabilize or at least slow down”?

At the 46th annual National Aircraft Finance Association conference in Ft. Lauderdale during the week of March 21, the perception of the state of the industry was...

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