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Annual aircraft sales report

While purchasing frenzy lessened in 2022, outlook remains positive. By Anthony Kioussis Aviation Polls Cofounder here were approximately 10% fewer turbine-powered aircraft transactions in 2022 compared to the previous year’s record-setting figure, but, from an industry health perspective, last year ended by posting very positive year-over-year statistics. Analysis of 134 models revealed that, compared to […]

April 2017

Reviewing 2021 aircraft transactions

By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight Pre-owned aircraft availability decreased by 63% following the June 2020 peak inventory figure, and by 54% during CY2021. rom a statistical perspective, 2021 was a difficult period to rationalize. Demand ended the year at a record high level, pre-owned aircraft sales exceeded 2020 by over 40%, aircraft availability reached […]

October 2016

Business aircraft environment during Covid-19

Anthony Kioussis President & CEO Asset Insight The official start of the Covid-19 pandemic may be debated for years to come, as will its effect on business aviation. To be sure, 2020 became an increasingly challenging year as uncertainty filled the air, and there’s nothing business managers hate more than to make major financial decisions […]

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Analyzing residual value

What is the aircraft you’re considering buying or selling actually worth? By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight y any standard, an aircraft acquisition represents a ma­jor investment. But it is also a depreciating asset and, as such, its Residual Value (RV) is an important factor for anyone with a fi nancial interest in the aircraft, […]

October 2015

Understanding how Asset Quality affects value of an aircraft offered for sale

By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight ou may be considering replacing your aircraft. How will its Asset Quality affect the value? Asset Quality summarizes an aircraft’s overall technical condition by taking into account everything – from the condition of the aircraft’s paint to its passenger interior – while principally focusing on the aircraft’s maintenance condition. […]

August 2017


By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight Snake oil merchants in early America would travel from town to town and make impossible claims for their products. With music to draw them in, crowds formed as these unprinci­pled salesmen would lie to the assembly. Whatever malady an unsuspecting prospect might want to alleviate was said to be […]

January 2022

Understanding asset quality

By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight t’s been said that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and that can certainly hold true for aircraft. Regretta­bly, a nice-looking aircraft may be in worse mainte nance condition than an asset in serious need of repaint­ing, hence the need to objectively understand an aircraft’s Asset Quality. […]

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The difference between diminution of value and cost to cure

Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight A Gulfstream G550 plowed into a Beechcraft King Air at Nashville International Airport. These 2 aircraft will fly again but the accident entry into the logbook will reduce their resale values. hen an aircraft sustains any form of damage, its effect on the asset’s value must be considered. True “value […]

May 2020

Optimizing value when acquiring an aircraft

By Anthony Kioussis President, Asset Insight rice and value are terms often used interchangeably to describe an aircraft’s worth. However, they actually have different meanings. Price is the monetary amount an aircraft buyer pays, while its value is the relative worth, utility, and/or importance they place on that asset. Emotions can overcome logic during the […]

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