Investment

March 30, 2011 - 1:10pm

“We are gaining confidence that a recovery is taking hold following good news in recent weeks,” JPMorgan North America Equity Research noted in its latest business jet update. The firm cited the net orders for 74 aircraft booked by Bombardier in the fourth quarter, as well as the recent firm order for 50 Bombardier Globals placed by NetJets.

January 30, 2011 - 9:00am

Citing a “significant overhang” of pre-owned jets available at attractive prices, last month’s business jet market report from JPMorgan said business jet demand remains “anemic” while new aircraft backlogs continue to decline. “We see potential for further rate cuts if orders do not pick up. However, there are reasons for optimism,” noted JPMorgan aerospace analyst Joseph Nadol III.

January 27, 2011 - 9:13am

Jupiter, Fla.-based business jet broker The Private Jet Company (TPJC) believes that the “confluence of factors creating the current buyer’s market” will not last beyond 12 months. While the firm clearly has a vested interest in encouraging the purchase of pre-owned business jets, it cited third-party data sources to support its claim.

December 21, 2010 - 11:08am

In its latest monthly business jet report, released last week, investment research firm UBS saw a slight increase in the overall used aircraft inventory in November, its fourth straight monthly increase following a steady declining trend over the past 14 months. Available aircraft inventories were 3 percent higher than those in July.

December 6, 2010 - 10:07pm

Leading business aircraft manufacturers are starting to take some encouragement from improving market conditions and more than ever are counting on emerging markets like the Middle East to give them the momentum the beleaguered industry needs to achieve a full-blown recovery.

November 29, 2010 - 10:32am

Revenues at Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets fractional aircraft subsidiary climbed 17 percent during the first nine months of this year versus a year ago “due to an increase in worldwide flight revenue hours and increased fuel cost recoveries, partially offset by lower management fees due to fewer aircraft in the NetJets program.” According to the third-quarter financial report, NetJets logged pre-tax earnings of $158 million in the first n

November 9, 2010 - 11:03am

The recovery in the business jet market was mixed again last month, according to JPMorgan North American Equity Research’s latest monthly business jet report, released on Friday. Indicators for pre-owned business jets deteriorated a bit further last month, the firm said, while manufacturers saw increased order activity for new aircraft.

October 27, 2010 - 9:19am

According to JPMorgan’s latest business jet monthly report, improvement in the pre-owned market has stalled. However, it expects the trend toward lower ­inventories to restart and continue. The nearly 3-percent decline in pre-owned inventories in

October 20, 2010 - 12:22pm

Emerging markets is the buzzword in the business aviation industry, but few talk about the challenges of actually getting aircraft into service in these countries. ACASS president Andre Khury specializes in this area, and he sat down with AIN at the NBAA Convention to share some interesting stories about what it takes to get aircraft into service in emerging countries.

October 19, 2010 - 3:08pm

Conditions for general aviation businesses “have noticeably improved” in the year since the last NBAA Convention, according to New Jersey-based aviation consultant Brian Foley. “There’s an entire spectrum of the industry seeing these better results, including MRO, FBO, charter and fractional companies,” he said.

 
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