AMSTAT finds value of business aircraft rising – but in a tight market

AMSTAT finds value of business aircraft rising – but in a tight market

The latest report by the AMSTAT Aircraft Valuation Tool found that the average estimated values for four of the five major business aircraft segments have risen since the start of Q4 2017.

AMSTAT finds value of business aircraft rising – but in a tight market

The turboprop and super-mid segment are faring the best, but the market remains tight, with fewer options for buyers.

The AMSTAT Aircraft Valuation Tool (AVT) calculates objective real‐time estimated values for business aircraft. The AVT Aircraft Values Report provides the market with the normalised average estimated value for business aircraft by segment over the last 12 months.

Andrew Young, General Manager, AMSTAT, commented, “The increase in estimated values reflects recent increases in market demand and a tightening market with fewer options for buyers.”

According to the latest AVT Aircraft Value Report:

  • in the heavy jet segment, the average estimated value is up +7.8% since October 2017 from $14.1 million to $15.2 million. The same metric is down ‐7.3% year‐on‐year and up just +0.5% year‐to‐date;
  • in the medium jet segment, the average estimated value trend has remained relatively flat compared to other segments. The average estimated value in this segment is only up 0.4% since the start of Q4 2017 to $3.1 million. Year‐on‐year this metric is up +1.4% and year‐to‐date is up just +0.8%;
  • in the super‐mid segment, the average estimated value is up +23.7% from $5.7 million to $7 million since October 2017. The same metric is down ‐5.1% year‐over‐year and up 7.1% year‐to‐date;
  • in the light jet segment, the average estimated value is up +6.9% since October 2017 from $2.3 million to $2.4 million. The average estimated value in this segment is up +12.7% year‐over‐year and up +0.7% year‐to‐date; and
  • in the turboprop segment, the average estimated value is up +18.8% from $2.2 million to $2.6 million since October 2017. Year‐on‐year this metric is up 0.9% and year‐to‐date it is up +8.2%.

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