Supply chain management

January 31, 2011 - 6:00am

The buying momentum that had been building during the fourth quarter of last year seems to be spilling into this year, as evidenced by a move lower in inventory to levels not seen in more than two years.

December 29, 2010 - 8:31am

Sales transactions of pre-owned business jets and ­turboprops, as well as turbine helicopters, posted healthy increases from a year ago, according to data released by business aviation information firm JetNet. From January through October 31, business jet sales transactions climbed by 16 percent, followed by turbine helicopters (up 15.2 percent) and turboprops (up 4.5 percent).

December 14, 2010 - 11:27am

According to the latest data from JPMorgan Research, pre-owned business jet inventories fell last month, reversing a three-month upward trend, though demand remains “weak.” Inventories decreased to 11.7 percent of in-production business jets, but JPMorgan said they remain elevated and noted that inventories have fallen less than 0.1 percentage point per month on average this year.

October 1, 2010 - 9:20am

The eye-popping total of 2,750 pre-owned aircraft for sale today is a lot based on historical standards, but it is well below the peak reached a little more than a year ago. The broker community and OEMs monitor the total number of aircraft for sale because it is an important measurement on which to gauge the health of the used aircraft market, but when you scratch beneath the surface you realize that the sky is not falling.

August 26, 2010 - 11:42am

Sales of pre-owned business jets, turboprops and turbine helicopters increased in the first seven months versus the same period last year, though at the same time aircraft prices deflated, according to data released yesterday by JetNet. Business jet inventory showed the largest year-over-year change, dropping 2.8 points to 14.9 percent.

August 2, 2010 - 10:42am

The used aircraft market often synchronizes its pace with the lazy days

July 21, 2010 - 9:11am

Aerostructures specialist GKN Aerospace presented its 2010 supplier awards to five companies yesterday at the Farnborough airshow: All Metal Services, Onamac Industries, High-Tech Engineering, Magellan Aerospace and Doncaster Bramah.

• All Metal Services’ award was in the regional supplier-Europe category, for supplying aluminum cut plate and extrusions.

July 18, 2010 - 12:06am

Pressure to reduce costs is the top priority facing aerospace executives, according to a new survey by global management consultancy Accenture. As a result, companies will be forced to increase the use of external engineering services over the next three years, it finds.

June 24, 2010 - 12:07pm

A report released by JetNet on Tuesday shows that the number of pre-owned business jets and turboprops on the market last month fell by more than 7 percent on a year-over-year basis. But inventory as a percentage of in-service aircraft still remains high for business jets at 15.3 percent (2,674 aircraft), and while down 2.1 percent from May 2009 this still indicates a buyerís market for this category.

May 27, 2010 - 11:59am

A recently released report from JetNet indicates that the pre-owned inventory of business jets and turboprops declined further last month, though the aviation information firm said the market still remains very much a buyer’s realm.

 
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