Aircraft Valuation Update – 2012 Price Trend

Prices for used aircraft have remained stable since I reviewed the 1st quarter Vref newsletter in Aircraft Valuation – A Prediction for 2012. Vref has published its 2nd quarter (2012) newsletter so let’s examine some points made in it. Piston Twins and Singles have exhibited remarkable price stability quarter after quarter. That is not to…

Cessna AD Overkill?

Yesterday the FAA issued an AD (Airworthiness Directive) for Cessna 210 models that is causing quite a stir. The AD calls for an inspection of the wing spar cap to detect and repair possible cracks on 210s with cantilevered wings (no struts, as shown below) and 5000+ hours total time. The controversy centers on the…

Aircraft Valuation – A Prediction for 2012

Selling an airplane this year? According to vRef, aircraft prices for singles and light twins remain “stable.” “Some still call this market stagnant. We call it stable. Light and Complex Singles have had at least seven quarters of little or no change in average price. Pressurized Twins have enjoyed five quarters of relative stability, while…