Private jet CEOs talk trends, challenges, opportunities at Corporate Jet Investor

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Private jet capacity, pricing, labor, consolidation, demand, investment, new jet owners, offer challenges and opportunities for private aviation providers

Over 450 industry CEOs and leaders gathered last week in Miami for Corporate Jet Investor. For two days they hashed about issues relevant to the overall industry, with a large focus on private jet travelers who fly via jet cards, memberships, and charter.

Is the current record level of demand here to stay? Where will the industry find the capacity to meet that demand? Is more consolidation coming? How many big players are there left to buy? What is Amazonian pricing? When will the supply chain improve? Where have all the pilots – and line workers gone? Are they coming back? How will all the outside investment impact private aviation? What about on-time performance? What type of changes will you see to your jet card program? With dwindling supply, are small brokers on life support?

Used private jet market to remain tight, demand strong

Pre-owned private jet cost

Preowned turboprop, light jet, midsize, large, and ultra-long-range jet markets, all show prices and demand up dramatically as supply will stay far below normal 

Demand for used private jets will remain above supply for the next six months. That’s according to the International Aircraft Dealers Association.

Jet Edge adds 27 Challenger 300/350/650s, Gulfstream G450s

Jet Edge International

In a market short of supply, Jet Edge International is adding 27 super-midsize and large cabin private jets that will be flying by December. Here’s how…

Charter operator Jet Edge International has used its $150 million war chest from KKR to quietly snap up 11 Bombardier Challenger 300 and 350 super-midsize jets, five Challenger 650s, and 11 large-cabin Gulfstream G450s. It is also finalizing an order for 15 to 20 new super-midsize and large jets. Deliveries will start at the end of next year.

Used private jet sales surge in Q2, expected to continue

PRIVATE JETS ON GROUND

Q2 used private jet sales by IADA members increased 52% compared to Q1 with no signs of a let-up

Preowned private jet sales by International Aircraft Dealers Association members continued to climb in the second quarter of 2021. As a result, the inventory of late model private aircraft is tight, placing upward tension on prices, according to the group.

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