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Duncan Aviation Aircraft Sales Team Releases 1Q 2017 Business Jet Model/Market Summary

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation recently compiled and published a new edition of its Business Jet Model/Market Summary. The 1Q 2017 Edition of this quick reference guide is compiled to show the most recent published market pricing/valuation information in an easy-to-use and easy-to-compare format.

The tool is used with aircraft sales and acquisition clients as an initial introduction and overview of the market conditions. An important thing to keep in mind when viewing the report is that it is a snapshot of what took place in the business aircraft marketplace in the previous quarter rather than a predictor of the future. The data in the report does not track the market but can help operators better understand the current value of their aircraft to determine when it might make sense for them to make changes in their fleet.

Aircraft Sales Representative Tim Barber has this to say about this quarter’s report: “Jet sales last year were broadly the same as 2015 and so far, in 2017, they are just ahead of last year, so there is some positive news. However, you don’t have to look too far to see the continued impact of falling values.”

“Generalizing about any specific market sector invariably is an injustice to some of the models,” Barber continues, “but schoolboy supply and demand economics generally dictate what happens to each aircraft – as inventory rises, prices fall, until buyers suddenly realize that there are bargains to be had. Over recent years, we have seen this with so many models, so if you want to understand the market for your aircraft, it’s probably best to ask a professional broker to provide you with a detailed report rather than rely on a more general piece of journalism that you read.”

To view the new report, visit www.da.aero/market-sum

Duncan Aviation’s Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions team summarizes the data from well-known industry sources and their own market knowledge and experience. They then compile it quarterly for the light jet, mid-size jet and long-range jet categories. Working with Vref Publishing’s Aircraft Value Reference, Conklin de Decker Associates, Inc. and the aircraft manufacturers, the team regularly updates the data in these lists with the latest market intelligence on business aircraft models in operation today and how they compare to others in the same size category.

The tool was originally compiled for a client to help him easily identify the aircraft models he wanted to consider purchasing. It was such a quick and concise way to compare all the data that the Duncan Aviation Aircraft Sales team decided others could benefit from it as well. So they expanded it for other size models and started publishing it quarterly.

The Business Jet Model/Market Summary is sorted by the seats-full range for light, mid-size and large aircraft. It displays one-line descriptions detailing several attributes, including the following:

  • Years Produced. The range of years the model was in production.
  • Vref Price Range. The current marketing value according to the Vref - Aircraft Value Reference.
  • Direct Operating Costs Per Hour. As defined by Conklin & DeDecker.
  • Normal Cruise Speed.
  • Cabin Volume / Length / Height. Based on user requests, this now includes cabin width, too.
  • Cabin Seats. The number of available seats on the aircraft.
  • Expected Avionics. The expected avionics found in the flightdeck.
  • NBAA IFR Range-Seats Full. The list is sorted by this, the flight range in nautical miles with all seats full.
  • NBAA IFR Range Ferry. Flight range in nautical miles with no passengers.
  • Payload with Fuel Full. In pounds.
  • Average Fuel Burn. In gallons per hour.

To access the most recent Business Jet Model/Market Summary, visit www.da.aero/market-sum or call one of Duncan Aviation’s aircraft acquisitions representatives at +1.402.475.2611. 

For more information, visit Duncan Aviation at Stand #G88 during this year’s EBACE convention to be held May 22-24 in Geneva, Switzerland, or watch for announcements at www.DuncanAviation.aero/ebace.

About Duncan Aviation Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions

Founded in 1956 as a business aircraft sales organization, Duncan Aviation has been locating, buying and selling business aircraft for customers worldwide for more than 60 years. Operating in all kinds of market conditions, Duncan Aviation’s aircraft sales consultants Bob McCammon, Rene Cardona, Doug Kvassay, Doug Roth, Tim Barber, and market analyst Marc McKenzie, have the experience of more than 3,500 aircraft transactions to help them provide customers with the best acquistion and sales options to maximize their clients’ aircraft investments. They are backed by the technical knowledge and expertise of Duncan Aviation’s 2,100 team members, whose resources help the aircraft sales team make connections, value aircraft, determine future aircraft worth and truly understand the business aviation market.  

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of business aircraft operators, government agencies, and other aircraft service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit avionics systems, full paint and interior services, engineering and certification services, fabrication and manufacturing services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with scheduled regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero