Global Business Jet Market - Analysis of Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)
Market Dynamics Driving the Growth
Since the economic downturn caused by the ‘08-’09 crisis, the market recovered adequately, and in 2016, the annual sales of business jet accelerated. The shipment of business jet increased by 11.2% to 129 units in the first quarter of 2017, compared to 122 in 2016. For the most part, several manufacturers reported flat or declining delivery statistics during the first quarter of 2017.
Due to the increasing incomes at a global level, business jet, especially in the light and very light category, have ceased to be the domain of only the ultra-rich. Timeshare and fractional ownership programs have also enabled people to own private jets. Most popular light business jet can be purchased in around USD 4-8 million, thus, expanding the customer base. The biggest restraint that affects the business jet sales, especially in the regions of South America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, is the lack of infrastructure. Should the infrastructure be available, the expenses are so high that it makes operations, based on business jets service, unfeasible.
Approximately 3/4 ths of the sale of business jets is centered in the developed regions, mainly North America and Europe. The rest of the regions are highly underpenetrated and could witness massive growth rates under feasible conditions, thus, driving the global business jet market. The strict regulatory framework set by the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) governs policy regulations for private jet ownerships and charter companies. Asia is witnessing a great transformation, moreover, India and China are expected to be the market leaders by 2020.
The global business jet market has been segmented on the basis of jet size, operators and geography.