Jetron blog

Why it is difficult nowadays to buy pre-owned business jet?

At the beginning of 2022, only about 595 pre-owned business jets are for sale worldwide.

January 2, 2022

The record low number of aircraft for sale in the pre-owned private aircraft market has caused prices to rise by several tens of percent. At the beginning of 2022, only about 595 business jets are for sale worldwide, which represents only 2,4% of all active business jets in the world. Compared to February 2021, the number of aircrafts for sale decreased by 738 pieces. This effect significantly affected the market, which turned into a position suitable for the seller. For comparison, in 2010 there were 2680 pre-owned business jets available for sale on the market.

Despite the fact that commercial aviation and travel in general are severely affected by the pandemic, the private jet sector is experiencing increased demand for their services. It is the low number of pre-owned aircrafts for sale, but also the decrease in the number of new private jets being delivered, that contribute significantly to this trend. The increasing number of people interested in buying private jets and the declining number of aircrafts available for sale have created a very competitive market.

Marian Jancarik - Jetron’s Managing Director.

Marian Jancarik

JETRON’s Managing director
Marian is more than 20 years in aviation. You can read about his career path here. In his free time, Marian loves to play golf, ski and spend some quality time with family and friends.

Explore our blog

Have you heard of Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond?

No? It is the original name for the Beechjet 400A before it was acquired by Beechcraft in 1985.

2021 - A year of record demand for private jet flights

3.3 million flights worldwide in 2021 means a record year for business aviation.

Non-standard way of selling – No Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)

The situation on the pre-owned market allows sellers to set relatively non-standard terms of sale.