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Sandhills Report Identifies Supply and Demand Trends Impacting Aviation Industry

December 14, 2021, 07:03 AM
Filed Under: Aircraft

Sandhills Global announces a new market report identifying noteworthy supply and demand trends within the used piston single aircraft category in Sandhills marketplaces. This report is the first from Sandhills addressing the aviation industry. Other Sandhills Market Reports are focused on the used commercial truck, heavy construction equipment and farm machinery markets.

The key metric used in all of Sandhills’ market reports is the Sandhills Equipment Value Index (EVI). Buyers and sellers can use the information in Sandhills EVI to monitor equipment markets and maximize returns on acquisition, liquidation, and related business decisions.

Key Takeaways

This report includes detailed analysis of asking values and inventory trends in the U.S. used piston single aircraft market along with charts that help readers visualize the data. Below are some highlights; the full report is available upon request.

Asking EVI

  • The Sandhills EVI for the U.S. used piston single aircraft category in Sandhills marketplaces posted a 1.4 percent year-over-year asking value increase this November.
  • The used piston single aircraft asking EVI for November 2021 showed $215,408 compared to $212,481 in November 2020. Values have been steadily increasing since 2015.

Asking EVI By Age Group

  • The 50+ year age group of U.S. used piston single aircraft has shown the steepest year over year increase at 58.67 percent.
  • Values in the 50+ year age group were up over $40,000 YOY in November, the largest dollar value increase across all age groups within the piston single aircraft category.

Inventory Trend

  • Year over Year inventory levels within the U.S. used piston single aircraft category were down in November, at -43.9 percent.
  • The steepest inventory decrease was identified in the 0- to 10-year age group at -71.4 percent Y/Y; the 50+ year age group showed the least decline at -17.5 percent Y/Y.

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