JETNET Releases January 2013 Pre-Owned Business Jet, Business Turboprop and Helicopter Market Information

JETNET Business Aviation Market ReportUTICA, NY – JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, has released January 2013 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop, and helicopter markets.

Market Summary
Highlighted in Table A are the For Sale Worldwide Trends across all aircraft market segments, comparing January 2013 to January 2012. All market sector percentages of Fleet For Sale were down in the January comparisons, except piston helicopters. Business turboprops moved still lower, and well below the 10% mark, clearly moving it into a seller’s market. Business jets are the only market sector showing greater than a 10% For Sale percentage.

Full Retail Sale Transactions
In January 2013 the business jet sector decreased by 1.8%, only the second time since January 2009 that it showed a decline in Full Retail Sale Transactions.

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Views from the Cockpit

cockpitContained in our latest “Views from the Cockpit” booklet are metrics on the following:

  • Full Retail Sale Transactions
  • 2005 to 2012
  • Pre-owned Business Jet Market
  • By Weight Class
  • Monthly Full Retail Sale Transactions
  • 2012 vs 2011
  • Pre-owned Business Jet Aircraft
  • Pre-owned Business Turboprops
  • Pre-owned Turbine Helicopters
  • Pre-owned Piston Helicopters
  • U.S. Flight Operations –
  • Domestic & International
  • General Economy – U.S. Gross
  • Domestic Product (GDP)
  • U.S. JET A Fuel Price Per Gallon

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JETNET iQ Global Business Aviation Surveys: 4,000 Respondents and Counting

UTICA, NY – JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, announced today that the number of total respondents to its JETNET iQ Global Business Aviation Surveys has now reached 4,000. These quarterly surveys are completed on-line in multiple languages with owners and operators of fixed-wing, turbine-powered business aircraft. Respondents to date are based in 107 countries, thus providing a truly global perspective on business aviation markets and customer sentiments.

JETNET aircraft research specialists are front-and-center in the success of the JETNET iQ survey process. The Utica, NY-based team of more than 40 professionals is in daily contact with aircraft owners and operators. Rollie Vincent, JETNET iQ Creator/Director, has only high praise for the work of JETNET’s research team: “They speak many languages, but most importantly they speak “airplane”. This helps us tremendously in communicating with customers who represent a rich diversity of perspectives.”

Lucia Frontera, JETNET Director of Research, added: “We connect with owners and operators in both traditional and emerging markets, wherever business aircraft are based and flown. Our JETNET iQ surveys reach every corner of the globe, from America to Angola, Argentina to Australia, Austria to Azerbaijan – and all points in between.”

Raising Your Business iQ

JETNET iQ is JETNET’s premium forecasting and advisory service for business aviation. Designed and developed in collaboration with respected industry experts Rolland Vincent Associates, JETNET iQ includes three main elements: JETNET iQ Reports, JETNET iQ Summits and JETNET iQ Consulting.

JETNET iQ Reports are quarterly “state of the industry” research reports that include an overview of the economy, industry and competitive developments. At the heart of JETNET iQ are proprietary quarterly surveys that reach business aircraft owners and operators in more than 100 countries. These surveys include assessments of aircraft utilization patterns and intentions, purchase criteria and inhibitors, brand perceptions, purchase and selling intentions, and many other factors. To date, eight quarterly surveys have been completed, with more than 4,000 respondents chronicled. Each Report also includes details on JETNET iQ’s latest 10-year business jet delivery and fleet forecast. JETNET iQ Summits are high-energy gatherings of thought leaders on current and emerging
developments impacting the business aviation industry. JETNET iQ Consulting provides research and analysis services tailored to the specific project requirements of customers.

For almost 25 years, JETNET has delivered the most comprehensive and reliable business aircraft research to its exclusive clientele of aviation professionals worldwide. JETNET is the ultimate source for information and intelligence on the worldwide business, commercial, and helicopter aircraft fleet and marketplace, comprised of some 100,000 airframes. Headquartered in its state-of-the-art facility in Utica, NY, JETNET offers user-friendly aircraft data via real-time internet access or regular updates.

For more information on JETNET LLC log on to or contact Paul Cardarelli, JETNET Director of Sales and Marketing at 800-553-8638 or +1-315-797-4420 (USA) or; International inquiries, contact Karim Derbala, JETNET Exclusive Agent, EMEA, at or

Diane Levine-Wilson

The BizAv Two Step

Three steps forward….two steps back. That’s the rhythm the government is making us dance to. One day they rave about their support of general aviation and the next minute they take it away.

Just this week the “corporate jet” has again been vilified by our President as the symbol of corporate excess and recipient of over the top government subsidies. Envisioning the aircraft as the evil dragon that must be slain, I can’t help but envision a torch-carrying mob marching to the nearest GA airport in the dead of night to slay the monster. Despite what I believe to be baseless incendiary propaganda meant to inflame the populace rather than inform, and pointing the finger at corporate jet owners as the poster children for our country’s financial problems is simply not fiscally true.

How soon they forget why the accelerated depreciation on new aircraft purchases came to be. To perhaps save the 1.2 million jobs our industry provides? Or even to save one of the remaining technologies we have left to export?

This very morning as I was having my coffee, I began browsing my new Fortune magazine. During my wake up process at that hour, I naturally turned to a lighter article. And, lo and behold….”The 100 Great Things About America”. There was the “monster” at number 84 on the list of greatness, the Gulfstream 650! It beat out Starbucks, Capt. Sully, and the Pulitzer Prize although not outranking Ben & Jerry’s and the Bill of Rights.

Granted, the demographic of Fortune readers may be somewhat biased because I would imagine that a greater proportion of their readers appreciate the value of GA. Than the readers of let’s say People.

Yet after the President’s snarky barb, I am once again I am making a plea for us to stop preaching to the choir. Sell our message outside our small circle of interest. As long as the barbs continue, and the populace is stirred up, we as an industry will allow ourselves to be a target.


JETNET Releases February 2011 Pre-Owned Business Jet and Business Turboprop Aircraft and Helicopter Market Information

apr_report2UTICA, NY – JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, has released February 2011 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop, and helicopter markets.

U.S. vs International Business Jets For Sale

Chart A shows the percentage of domestic U.S. versus international Business Jets For Sale from 1990 to 2010.
During the decade of the 1990s the ratio ranged from a high of 83/17 to a low of 66/34 and then increased again to 79/21 for much of the decade of the 00s. However, starting in 2008 this ratio declined rapidly over a two-year period, ending with a 67/33 ratio in 2010. In our view, this change in direction has had an impact on the stubbornly high For Sale inventory levels we witnessed throughout 2010.

Market Summary
Highlighted in Table A are the key worldwide trends across all aircraft market segments, comparing February 2011 to February 2010. Business Jet inventory percentage For Sale showed the largest change (down 1.4 points), to 14.4% from 15.8%. Both turbine and piston helicopter sectors were basically unchanged in percentage For Sale for February 2011 compared to 7% for the same period in 2010.

Business Jet Sale Transactions increased 17.2% YTD in February 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. Business turboprops also showed a positive change of 10.4%. Both helicopter categories saw large double-digit declines in sale transactions (down 31% for turbine and 28.5% for piston) YTD in February 2011 vs. 2010, in a further softening of asking prices across all sectors.

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