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Analysis of the Global Business Aircraft Market

Analysis of the Global Business Aircraft Market

The number of pre-owned aircraft for sale is a trend indicator for new business aircraft demand, and although the number has been declining, pre-owned aircraft prices remain fairly low. This creates a gap between new and pre-owned aircraft pricing that restrains new business aircraft purchases.

Asia-Pacific, China, India, and the Middle East have become the most significant growth areas for the business aircraft market, but North America and Europe remain the largest markets.

Modifications tend to be reduced in scope, but modification facilities in North America and Europe are booked through the foreseeable future.

New deliveries of heavy airframes are at record levels and represent the major market sales area.

The medium jet market has started to recover, predominantly in the longer range portion. Light jet market growth is still small, but there is some hope for market growth.

The aircraft manufacturers are careful with their production rates. Estimates of future production rates are restrained.

The “Great Recession” has changed the business aircraft business model. In 2007, virtually every type of business aircraft usage was growing, unlike now.

About this report

The “Great Recession” has changed the business aircraft business model. In 2007, virtually every type of business aircraft usage was said to be growing. The scene with the big 3 auto executives admitting to Congress that they had all arrived in their company business jets to ask the American people for money helped seal the fate of the business aircraft market. While all market areas declined significantly, the heavy aircraft and turboprop markets have resisted downward pressures, unlike the light end of the market. In 2014, the prospect for medium business jets and, to a lesser degree, light jets started looking up. This research service covers 2014 through 2020, analyzing both aircraft deliveries and potential aircraft sales.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Market Segment Components
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Business Aircraft Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Business Aircraft Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Business Aircraft Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Business Aircraft Market: Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2020
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Business Aircraft Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2013-2020
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Business Aircraft Market: Production Revenue Forecast by User Region, Global, 2013-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Total Business Aircraft Market: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2013-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Business Aircraft Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total Business Aircraft Market: Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants by Sales, Global, 2014
    • Competitive Environment
    • Top Competitors
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Heavy Jet Segment Breakdown
    • Heavy Jet Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Heavy Jet Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Heavy Jet Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Medium Jet Segment Breakdown
    • Medium Jet Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Medium Jet Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Medium Jet Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Light Jet Segment Breakdown
    • Light Jet Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Light Jet Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Light Jet Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Turboprop Aircraft Segment Breakdown
    • Turboprop Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Turboprop Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Turboprop Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Business Model Assessment
    • Charter Operations Discussion
    • Leasing Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Fractional Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Flightcard Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Aircraft Management Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • North American Breakdown
    • North American Key Findings
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Business Aircraft Market: Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2020
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • European Breakdown
    • European Key Findings
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Business Aircraft Market: Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2020
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Asia-Pacific Breakdown
    • Asia-Pacific Key Findings
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Business Aircraft Market: Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2020
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Middle East and African Breakdown
    • Middle East and African Key Findings
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Business Aircraft Market: Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast, MEA, 2013-2020
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Latin American Breakdown
    • Latin American Key Findings
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Business Aircraft Market: Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast, LA, 2013-2020
    • Unit Delivery and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Key Information Slides in this Research
    • Commonly Used Terms

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