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Backgrounder: Hard and Soft Deals

Backgrounder: Hard and Soft Deals

Like boiled eggs, pre-owned airplane deals come in both hard and soft preparations and the difference is really important to understand. Like a lotREAD MORE

Like boiled eggs, pre-owned airplane deals come in both hard and soft preparations and the difference is really important to understand. Like a lotREAD MORE

Watch Falcon 2000LXS Prices

Watch Falcon 2000LXS Prices

With four new listings in the last 35 days, Falcon 2000LXS inventory now sits at seven units. That’s 7.7% of the roughly 90 aircraftRead more

With four new listings in the last 35 days, Falcon 2000LXS inventory now sits at seven units. That’s 7.7% of the roughly 90 aircraftRead more

G650- first sub $40M asking price as inventory doubles

G650- first sub $40M asking price as inventory doubles

Last week, for the first time, a Gulfstream G650 asking price was reduced below the $40M threshold. While the aircraft in question is notRead more

Last week, for the first time, a Gulfstream G650 asking price was reduced below the $40M threshold. While the aircraft in question is notRead more

Read the contract

Read the contract

Something about a pre-owned airplane deal tends to bring out the worst in people, like the entrance to the Holland Tunnel at rush hour.Read more

Something about a pre-owned airplane deal tends to bring out the worst in people, like the entrance to the Holland Tunnel at rush hour.Read more

Gulfstream delivers first G600; used G550 prices set to plummet (or not)

Gulfstream delivers first G600; used G550 prices set to plummet (or not)

Gulfstream delivered the first G600 last week and Prevailing Market Wisdom suggests used G550s are about to flood the market, crushing values and creatingRead more

Gulfstream delivered the first G600 last week and Prevailing Market Wisdom suggests used G550s are about to flood the market, crushing values and creatingRead more

Anything you can do …

Anything you can do …

Oh boy!! If you like bizjets, nothing beats a couple OEM marketing departments feverishly chasing esoteric distance records around the world at top-speed withRead more

Oh boy!! If you like bizjets, nothing beats a couple OEM marketing departments feverishly chasing esoteric distance records around the world at top-speed withRead more

Economics of The 7-Year Itch

Economics of The 7-Year Itch

The internet says that we keep our cars, careers, houses and spouses about the same length of time. Somewhere between five and ten yearsRead more

The internet says that we keep our cars, careers, houses and spouses about the same length of time. Somewhere between five and ten yearsRead more

Happy Holidays From HR1

Happy Holidays From HR1

If your job has anything to do with aircraft transactions, the new tax bill will ensure you never see your family again during theRead more

If your job has anything to do with aircraft transactions, the new tax bill will ensure you never see your family again during theRead more

Large Cabin Business Jet Values Fall 4.4% in Q4 2016 

Large Cabin Business Jet Values Fall 4.4% in Q4 2016 

Average market values for large-cabin business jets fell 4.4% in the 4th Quarter of 2016, according to the theJetWatch Large Cabin Value Index (LCVI)Read more

Average market values for large-cabin business jets fell 4.4% in the 4th Quarter of 2016, according to the theJetWatch Large Cabin Value Index (LCVI)Read more

Large Cabin Business Jet Values Fall 6.5% in Q3 2016 

Large Cabin Business Jet Values Fall 6.5% in Q3 2016 

Average market values for large-cabin business jets fell 6.5% in the 3rd Quarter of 2016, according to the first edition of theJetWatch Large CabinRead more

Average market values for large-cabin business jets fell 6.5% in the 3rd Quarter of 2016, according to the first edition of theJetWatch Large CabinRead more

How to Screw-Up Ownership Cost Projections: The Seven Deadly Sins

How to Screw-Up Ownership Cost Projections: The Seven Deadly Sins

Buying a plane involves spreadsheets. Data. Justifications. Comparisons. Analysis … Math. We can be forgiven for romanticizing the past – when aircraft financial analysisRead more

Buying a plane involves spreadsheets. Data. Justifications. Comparisons. Analysis … Math. We can be forgiven for romanticizing the past – when aircraft financial analysisRead more

Like Sands Through The Hourglass …

Like Sands Through The Hourglass …

What does the iconic intro to Days of Our Lives, one of the longest-running programs in TV history, have to do with selling airplanes?Read more

What does the iconic intro to Days of Our Lives, one of the longest-running programs in TV history, have to do with selling airplanes?Read more

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

The year: 1991. We are in Bordeaux, in the heart of French wine country. Still working through the after-effects of a long dinner theRead more

The year: 1991. We are in Bordeaux, in the heart of French wine country. Still working through the after-effects of a long dinner theRead more

Time Keeps on Slippin’ …

Time Keeps on Slippin’ …

If you haven’t done so already, please read this excellent opinion piece by Alasdair Whyte on the Corporate Jet Investor website, responding to theRead more

If you haven’t done so already, please read this excellent opinion piece by Alasdair Whyte on the Corporate Jet Investor website, responding to theRead more

Market Focus: Dassault Falcon 50EX

Market Focus: Dassault Falcon 50EX

Few aircraft elicit the type of emotional response – especially from pilots – as the Falcon 50/EX. Beyond being a little sports car withRead more

Few aircraft elicit the type of emotional response – especially from pilots – as the Falcon 50/EX. Beyond being a little sports car withRead more

Silver Linings?

Silver Linings?

Recently Dassault Aviation announced a two-year delay to their Falcon 5X program citing continued problems with development of SNECMA’s Silvercrest engine- a clean sheetRead more

Recently Dassault Aviation announced a two-year delay to their Falcon 5X program citing continued problems with development of SNECMA’s Silvercrest engine- a clean sheetRead more

Pre-Used…How the Resale Market Prices Your New Business Jet

Pre-Used…How the Resale Market Prices Your New Business Jet

We continue to hear criticism that certain manufacturers are depressing resale markets with aggressive price discounts on new aircraft. After all, we know thatRead more

We continue to hear criticism that certain manufacturers are depressing resale markets with aggressive price discounts on new aircraft. After all, we know thatRead more

The Rule of 10

The Rule of 10

For as long as we can remember, the conventional wisdom has been that pre-owned business jet markets are “normalized” when 10% of the installedRead more

For as long as we can remember, the conventional wisdom has been that pre-owned business jet markets are “normalized” when 10% of the installedRead more

Can Cheap Planes Make a Business Out of Charter?

Can Cheap Planes Make a Business Out of Charter?

The world of private jet charter is a complex beast. We reckon the recent attempts at innovation are a good thing (Stellar Labs, JetSmarter,Read more

The world of private jet charter is a complex beast. We reckon the recent attempts at innovation are a good thing (Stellar Labs, JetSmarter,Read more

Market Focus: Dassault Falcon 2000

Market Focus: Dassault Falcon 2000

In the last edition of theJetWatch, we reviewed the Bombardier Challenger CL604 pre-owned market; this time we turn our attention to its natural competitor-Read more

In the last edition of theJetWatch, we reviewed the Bombardier Challenger CL604 pre-owned market; this time we turn our attention to its natural competitor-Read more

How Big is the “Off Market” Market?

How Big is the “Off Market” Market?

The allure of “Off Market” aircraft is undeniable. That perfect airplane, with the exact configuration and equipment- and only you know about it. It’sRead more

The allure of “Off Market” aircraft is undeniable. That perfect airplane, with the exact configuration and equipment- and only you know about it. It’sRead more

Market Focus: Bombardier Challenger 604

Market Focus: Bombardier Challenger 604

The Challenger 604 market soldiers on. At 18 units, more CL604’s have changed hands in the past 6 months than any other large-cabin businessRead more

The Challenger 604 market soldiers on. At 18 units, more CL604’s have changed hands in the past 6 months than any other large-cabin businessRead more

What’s the Deal with “Make Offer”?

What’s the Deal with “Make Offer”?

According to our market tracking, 30% of sellers are making the curious (in our opinion) decision not to place a firm asking price onRead more

According to our market tracking, 30% of sellers are making the curious (in our opinion) decision not to place a firm asking price onRead more

Market Focus: Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy and LX

Market Focus: Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy and LX

Last week we reviewed the somewhat disappointing state of the Dassault Falcon 7X pre-owned market; this week we will turn attention to the FalconRead more

Last week we reviewed the somewhat disappointing state of the Dassault Falcon 7X pre-owned market; this week we will turn attention to the FalconRead more

Residual Values … Can One Predict The Past?

Residual Values … Can One Predict The Past?

“Predicting is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” – Niels Bohr   “Weather forecast for tonight: dark.” – George Carlin   ResidualRead more

“Predicting is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” – Niels Bohr   “Weather forecast for tonight: dark.” – George Carlin   ResidualRead more

Market Focus: Dassault Falcon 7X

Market Focus: Dassault Falcon 7X

Surely we can’t be the only ones who find the pre-owned Falcon 7X market a bit of an enigma. It’s a fine and capableRead more

Surely we can’t be the only ones who find the pre-owned Falcon 7X market a bit of an enigma. It’s a fine and capableRead more

Come in Rangoon … The Need For Connectivity in Today’s Bizjet Cabin

Come in Rangoon … The Need For Connectivity in Today’s Bizjet Cabin

It’s minutes before departure, and you drop your shiny new FDR in the FBO pay phone to place that one final call before headingRead more

It’s minutes before departure, and you drop your shiny new FDR in the FBO pay phone to place that one final call before headingRead more

Market Focus: Gulfstream GV

Market Focus: Gulfstream GV

Overall, 2015 was a rough year for large-cabin markets. High inventory levels, huge price declines, and spotty liquidity plagued sellers. In our last marketRead more

Overall, 2015 was a rough year for large-cabin markets. High inventory levels, huge price declines, and spotty liquidity plagued sellers. In our last marketRead more

What did it sell for? …The Death of Comps

What did it sell for? …The Death of Comps

Be it real estate, equities or jets, buyers and sellers in second hand markets depend on recent sales data to establish their pricing expectations.Read more

Be it real estate, equities or jets, buyers and sellers in second hand markets depend on recent sales data to establish their pricing expectations.Read more

Market Focus: Gulfstream G650/ER

Market Focus: Gulfstream G650/ER

The pre-owned G650 market enters 2016 primed for a structural shift as 5 brand new 2015 aircraft hit the market in December alone. AllRead more

The pre-owned G650 market enters 2016 primed for a structural shift as 5 brand new 2015 aircraft hit the market in December alone. AllRead more

2006 Bombardier Challenger 300 N388WS

2006 Bombardier Challenger 300 N388WS

IAG is proud to be representing this pristine, one U.S. owner, low time 2006 Challenger 300, which offers the best market value amongst itsRead more

IAG is proud to be representing this pristine, one U.S. owner, low time 2006 Challenger 300, which offers the best market value amongst itsRead more

1993 Bombardier Challenger 601-3R S/N 5141

1993 Bombardier Challenger 601-3R S/N 5141

We recently listed Challenger 601-3R Serial Number 5141 for sale at an asking price of USD $2,995,000 which is almost 20% lower than any otherRead more

We recently listed Challenger 601-3R Serial Number 5141 for sale at an asking price of USD $2,995,000 which is almost 20% lower than any otherRead more

Dassault Falcon 900EX S/N 18

Dassault Falcon 900EX S/N 18

We are proud to be representing the sale of Falcon 900EX Serial Number 18 which should be on the short list of every prospective FalconRead more

We are proud to be representing the sale of Falcon 900EX Serial Number 18 which should be on the short list of every prospective FalconRead more

Why is this 2005 Bombardier Challenger 300 S/N 20059 the best value on the market?

Why is this 2005 Bombardier Challenger 300 S/N 20059 the best value on the market?

IAG is proud to be representing this 2005 Challenger 300 for sale. We think it represents an extraordinary value in the CL300 market andRead more

IAG is proud to be representing this 2005 Challenger 300 for sale. We think it represents an extraordinary value in the CL300 market andRead more

Shearwater Air’s Challenger 300 S/N 20059

Shearwater Air’s Challenger 300 S/N 20059

Fresh maintenance and superb equipment make this a Can’t Miss Challenger 300 to buy; its pedigree makes it The Challenger 300 to own. What’sRead more

Fresh maintenance and superb equipment make this a Can’t Miss Challenger 300 to buy; its pedigree makes it The Challenger 300 to own. What’sRead more