Corporate Jets On a Decline
With many emerging markets declining, oil companies trimming costs and commodities prices going down, Business-jet sales tumbled 16% to $3.53 billion in the first quarter, the biggest drop in almost five years, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Large-cabin jets led the decline.
“Business-jet sales tumbled 16% to $3.53 billion in the first quarter, the biggest drop in almost five years.”
~ General Aviation Manufacturers Association
The slump extends even to the Gulfstream G650 — just two years ago an aircraft so coveted by well-heeled buyers that some would pay $10 million above list for a used jet rather than wait four years for a new model. Now there are 19 G650s for sale, about 11 percent of the global fleet in operation. One 2013 plane that first was posted for sale in June at $68 million has had its asking price cut twice, to $58.8 million.
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Gulfstream has led the evolution of business and personal aviation since the 1958 debut of the Gulfstream I, the world’s first purpose-built business aircraft. Today, Gulfstream produces the world’s most advanced business aircraft, with innovations from nose to tail and wingtip to wingtip, all while offering unmatched global product support and service.
Gulfstream engineers, manufactures and services the world’s finest business aircraft. Headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, USA, Gulfstream operates facilities on four continents and employs more than 15,000 people worldwide.
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