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Vol. 29, No. 1 | Spring 2016 Newsletter
Pre-Owned Inventories Grow

A Buyer's Market

Carl Janssens, ASA | Chief Appraiser

It appears the first quarter of 2016 is demonstrating what pace the pre-owned
aircraft market is likely to follow going forward this year. New deliveries of business aircraft seem to have created a greater inventory of available pre-owned aircraft in the market place. Trading is still consistent with past levels of activity experienced in the fourth quarter of 2015. What appears to be lacking is an increase in buyers that would have otherwise offset the growth in inventories of business aircraft currently being offered for sale or lease.

The jet category in Aircraft Bluebook continues to hallmark the most vulnerability in the area of value retention. 52 percent of the jet category reported in Aircraft Bluebook continues to demonstrate...

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