Good news. The hemorrhaging that triggered the great used business aircraft fire of the last few years appears to be over with inventories rationalizing, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the market is in for a smooth ride. Used aircraft prices have yet fully to recover and are being hampered, in part, by new aircraft deep discounting, notes JetNet IQ founder Rollie Vincent.
“The OEMs need to firm up their own [new aircraft] pricing policies—Bombardier and Textron in particular,” Vincent said. “They continue to be the leaders in discounting, [and] they’ve been doing it for some time. There’re still really aggressive deals from those manufacturers,” he said.