This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Canadian business aircraft broker Skyservice Business Aviation sold seven aircraft over the past 12 weeks, representing what it said is record sales activity for light jet and turboprop sales.
Company officials attributed the surge in sales to the convenience and safety of private aviation. They are “attributes that are highly sought after in today’s pandemic environment,” said Skyservice v-p of business aviation Lyne Barbeau.
Specifically, some of the aircraft sold during this period included a 2004 Bombardier Learjet 45XR, 2019 HondaJet Elite, 2017 HondaJet, 2008 Beechcraft King Air 350, 1974 King Air C90, and 2017 Cessna Citation M2.
An accredited dealer and member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association, Skyservice is also the exclusive dealer for Honda Aircraft in Canada. It operates facilities in Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, and Muskoka that also provide FBO, aircraft management, and air charter services.