New private jet deliveries fall 20% in 2020, lowest since 2004

Challenger 650

Covid-19 impacted private jet deliveries to 644 units, down 20.4% from 809 in 2019, and the lowest since 2004.

New private jet deliveries dropped by 20.4% from 809 in 2019 to 644 last year. It was the lowest total since 2004, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

The most popular private jets of 2020 revealed

Gulfstream G450

Gulfstream bumped Bombardier as the most used large private jet in 2020 while holding onto the top spot in super long-range private jets, according to Argus TRAQPak

Textron Aviation’s Citation Excel/XLS, Mustang, and King Air 200 were the most flown aircraft in their respective categories

Gulfstream Aerospace had the most popular large cabin and super long-range private jets in 2020, according to just-released data from Argus TRAQPak.

At the same time, Textron Aviation saw three of its business aircraft take the top spot in three of the eight categories. Its Beechcraft King Air 200 was the most flown multi-engine turboprop. The Cessna Citation Mustang was the most popular very light jet. Its Citation Excel/XLS/XLS+ won the midsize private jet category.

Private Aviation Deal Book by Private Jet Card Comparisons

Private Aviation Deal Book

Let’s make a deal. The M&A market for private jet operators is hot. Over 50 deals, fundraises, launches, and bankruptcies detailed

(Updated April 12, 2021) The COVID-19 crisis may be bringing the already simmering mergers and acquisitions market for private jet operators and brokers back to a boil.

Wheels Up’s colorful King Air fleet is for a good cause

Wheels Up Cares fleet

Wheels Up Cares’ King Air 350is are spicing up the tarmacs at private aviation airports and bringing awareness to some very good causes

For folks who love airplanes as well as flying privately, it’s always fun to see some of the unique exteriors.

Of course, just like birders, it’s the rare breeds that cause the most excitement. Frankly, most private jets have white exteriors with minimalist gray, brown, or beige cheat lines.

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