“We’ve felt a more positive vibe on business jets recently, with used inventory ticking down slightly and flight operations edging upward,” JPMorgan Equity Research aerospace analyst Joseph Nadol III said last month.
Deliveries of turbine-powered business airplanes will continue to fall through the end of next year before beginning a slow but steady recovery in 2011, according to a market forecast released on Friday by avionics maker Rockwell Collins.
Market conditions for pre-owned rotorcraft are “below normal levels and falling,” according to a monthly rotorcraft survey from UBS Investment Research in early September.
The firm’s latest rotorcraft composite index, which measures overall business conditions, came in at 40, about 5 percent higher than the previous UBS survey. But it remained 10 points below conditions indicative of growth.
UBS Investment Research’s September business jet market index came in at 43, 16-percent higher than its previous survey in July and moved upward for the sixth consecutive month, “indicative of continued slowing in the rate of market deterioration.” However, UBS analyst David Strauss noted, the index continues to be “weighed down” by weak pricing and record-high inventory levels of pre-owned business jets, in addition to not yet crossing the t
Market conditions for pre-owned rotorcraft are “below normal levels and falling,” according to a monthly rotorcraft survey published last week by UBS Investment Research. The firm’s latest rotorcraft composite index, which measures overall business conditions, came in at 40, some 5 percent higher than UBS’s previous survey but still 10 points below conditions that would show expansion.
Data from a J.P. Morgan business jet report released on Tuesday indicates "evidence of stabilization" in the business jet market "but no improvement." According to the report, pre-owned business jet inventories remain at record highs–staying at about 14.5 percent of the in-service fleet for the fifth consecutive month–but have not gotten much worse. Large-cabin and light jet inventories increased slightly, while midsize jets eased a bit.
UBS Investment Research’s latest Business Jet Market Index, released this morning, shows the fifth consecutive move higher, “indicative of a continuing slowing in the rate of market deterioration.” The index, which measures the change in a group of business aviation professionals’ views from previous UBS index surveys, came in at 37, slightly higher than the 35 reported in May and greatly above the record-low of 13 in November.
The pre-owned business jet market appears to have bottomed out last month, according to UBS Investment Research’s latest business jet update, released this morning. “Available business jet inventories stepped down 2 percent in June after sequential increases in each of the prior 18 months,” UBS aerospace and aviation analyst David Strauss noted in the report.
Notwithstanding Boeing’s announcement in April that it will cut 777 production from seven to five per month starting next June, the world’s two big airliner manufacturers appear out of touch with the harsh reality of their ability to fund aircraft deliveries this year, according to investment banks familiar with the lending environment.
UBS Investment Research’s business jet survey released on Tuesday shows that the market index increased to 35 this month, the fourth consecutive move higher, which UBS analyst David Strauss said is “indicative of a much slower pace of deterioration.” The investment researcher said the business jet index is still weighed down heavily by weak pricing and high inventories since it hasn’t yet crossed the 50 mark indicative of incremental improvem