63 Aircraft

Find Your Next Aircraft

Our uniquely detailed analysis offers the most thorough view of inventory, providing options unavailable with any other broker.

2021 Q4 state of the market
View our comprehensive analysis of recent market trends.
2021 q4 quarterly insight

Market Highlights

  • Q4 transactions decreased 26% YOY, mainly due to the abnormally high percentage of transactions in Q4 2020 as the pre-owned market recovery gained full strength. This recovery continued throughout 2021, resulting in 2021 transactions exceeding those in 2020 by 29%
  • With supply down 57% over the past 9 months, 2022 transaction volume in modern, pre-owned business jet markets will be constrained by a lack of quality supply rather than by a lack of prospective buyers. Aircraft are increasingly being sold “off-market” and well before the general public is made aware of availability.

A Historic Pre-Owned Jet Market

  • The above graph shows pre-owned business jet inventory as a percentage of fleet availability since 1986. Total jet inventory continues to free-fall quarter-by- quarter, resulting in current availability of less than 4%, the lowest percentage on record.
  • Q4 2021 saw the second-most jet retail transaction volume of any Q4 in history, of which ranks 4th overall of the 145 documented quarters, even while battling a historically-low level of supply.

New Delivery Availability

  • The second half of 2021 saw pre-owned inventory levels decline considerably, which lead to the rise in values detailed on page 2. Consequently, many prospective buyers of like new, late-model pre-owned aircraft acquired new aircraft as pre-owned pricing exceeded that of new deliveries.
  • This shift in focus to new aircraft has created very favorable conditions for the OEMs, who now possess substantial multi-year backlogs (examples detailed above), strong cash flows and deposits, and higher margins than they have enjoyed in more than 14 years.