Jet Inventory Increases Exerting Pressure On Values, Pushing Asking Trends Downward

Sandhills Global market reports offer in-depth analysis of inventory and value trends for used jets, piston single aircraft, turboprop aircraft, and Robinson piston helicopters in Sandhills marketplaces. The newest reports show asking values remaining steady for used piston single and turboprop aircraft while price decreases continue for pre-owned jets.

“Aircraft continue to sell,” says Controller Department Manager Brant Washburn, “but inventory increases are putting pressure on selling prices. This is especially true for jets, where we’re seeing a downward trend with values down both month over month and year over year.”

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Additional Market Report Takeaways

This report includes detailed analyses of asking values and inventory trends in used aircraft markets along with charts that help readers visualize the data. It describes and quantifies important trends in the buying and selling of used jet, piston single, turboprop, and Robinson piston helicopter aircraft.

Global Used Jets

  • Inventory levels of pre-owned jets in global markets increased in June, driven by growth in the mid-sized jet category. Inventory levels rose 1.59% M/M and 5.71% YOY and are trending up.
  • Asking values, meanwhile, continued a downward trend in June, with values decreasing by 1.14% M/M and 6.75% YOY.

Chart showing current inventory and asking value trends for used jets.

U.S. & Canada Used Piston Single Aircraft

  • Inventory levels remain steady for used piston single aircraft in U.S. and Canadian markets, with a 0.39% M/M increase in June. However, inventory levels were 8.17% lower than last year’s levels.
  • Asking values also remain steady, with a marginal M/M drop of 0.87% M/M in June. Asking values were 1.03% lower YOY and are currently trending sideways. 
Chart showing current inventory and asking value trends for used piston single aircraft.

U.S. & Canada Used Turboprop Aircraft

  • Sandhills notes a sideways trend for used turboprop aircraft inventory levels, which decreased 3.44% M/M in May and 2.54% M/M in June but increased 5.8% YOY in June.
  • Asking values exhibited marginal increases in June and are maintaining a steady trend.

Chart showing current inventory and asking value trends for used turboprop aircraft.

Global Used Robinson Piston Helicopters

  • Used Robinson pistol helicopter inventory increased 6.54% M/M and dropped slightly, by 0.87%, YOY. Inventory levels are now trending sideways.
  • Following several consecutive months of increases, values were up marginally M/M in June and up 3.15% YOY.

Chart showing current inventory and asking value trends for used Robinson piston helicopters.

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The Sandhills Equipment Value Index (EVI) is a principal gauge of the estimated market values of used assets—both currently and over time—across the construction, agricultural, commercial trucking, and aviation industries represented by Sandhills Global marketplaces, including,,,,, and other industry-specific equipment platforms. Powered by FleetEvaluator and AircraftEvaluator, Sandhills’ proprietary asset valuation tools, Sandhills EVI provides useful insights into the ever-changing supply-and-demand conditions for each industry.

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Posted On: 7/9/2024 9:05:01 AM