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Charter and Fractional customers push US market to new highs
Charter and Fractional customers push US market to new highs

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Memorial Day weekend showcases Bizav surge in the US
Memorial Day weekend showcases Bizav surge in the US

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

The demand trends of summer
The demand trends of summer

With rapid vaccine rollouts and loosening restrictions in some of private aviations core markets, charter demand is returning as we head into summer. Elsewhere, lockdowns remain in place and leisure demand is some way off. In this article, Avinode will look at global demand and pricing patterns, with particular focus on the USA and Europe.

New EUROCONTROL Four-Year Forecast finds air traffic not expected to reach 2019 levels until 2024 at earliest
New EUROCONTROL Four-Year Forecast finds air traffic not expected to reach 2019 levels until 2024 at earliest

EUROCONTROL has issued a new forecast looking at the possible evolution of domestic and international air traffic in Europe over the coming four years taking into account the expected evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. The reports key finding is that traffic is not expected to reach 2019 levels until 2024 at the earliest.

Bizjet activity eclipsing 2019 levels, not just in Florida
Bizjet activity eclipsing 2019 levels, not just in Florida

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

IADA's April 2021 Preowned Aircraft Deals Double Compared to Pandemic April
IADA's April 2021 Preowned Aircraft Deals Double Compared to Pandemic April

Signaling a return to normalcy, in April of this year the worlds top preowned business jet dealers doubled their sales compared to April of 2020 when the pandemic wreaked havoc on transactions.

GAMA Publishes First Quarter 2021 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report
GAMA Publishes First Quarter 2021 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the general aviation aircraft shipments and billings report for the first quarter of 2021.

Business aviation closes gap on 2019, notably in charter demand
Business aviation closes gap on 2019, notably in charter demand

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Domestic traffic rebounding fast, international connections lagging
Domestic traffic rebounding fast, international connections lagging

According to WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Sino Jet Named the Largest Fleet in Asia Pacific for the Second Time
Sino Jet Named the Largest Fleet in Asia Pacific for the Second Time

Sino Jet has once again been recognized as Asia's largest business jet operator by Asian Sky Group's recently released 2020 Fleet Report. Sino Jet is the operator with the biggest fleet in Asia for the second time in a row, with a fleet of 47 business jets.

Spring seeing quickening US activity, stuttering European trends
Spring seeing quickening US activity, stuttering European trends

From the start of April through the first week of May, global fixed wing flight activity is up 219% compared to 2020 but still trailing 35% versus comparable 2019, according to WINGX`s weekly Global Market Tracker.

April triples year-on-year activity, US leading the recovery
April triples year-on-year activity, US leading the recovery

Global fixed wing flight activity is up 227% in April 2021 compared to April 2020, with business jet activity up by more than three times, scheduled airline sectors doubling and cargo activity up 15% year on year.

Demand for pre-owned business jets up in Q4 vs. Q3, CY2020, & vs. Q4 2019
Demand for pre-owned business jets up in Q4 vs. Q3, CY2020, & vs. Q4 2019

The pre-owned business aircraft market saw a 7% increase in sales volume in Q1 2021 over Q1 2020, while Ask Prices were down nearly 6%, reports the Asset Insight AI2 Market Report. Overall demand remained unchanged over Q4 2020, but increased nearly 44% compared to Q1 2020. The Q1 AI2 Market Report covers 134 fixed-wing models and 1,661 aircraft listed for sale.

China heli market overcooked
China heli market overcooked

We had just come off a year when the Asia-Pacific civil helicopter fleet had grown by a very healthy 4.3%, with China alone adding net 90 helicopters and growing by an astonishing 22%.

Western Europe lagging, record US charter activity
Western Europe lagging, record US charter activity

Global fixed wing flight activity is more than three times what it was last April, three weeks into the month, according to WINGX`s weekly Global Market Tracker. Year to date, scheduled airline sectors are still trailing by 29% in 2021 versus 2020, but business aviation aircraft are already 18% busier.

IADA First Quarter 2021 Market Report
IADA First Quarter 2021 Market Report

Members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) closed 211 preowned aircraft sales transactions in the first quarter of 2021, with another 246 aircraft under contract to close in the next few months. The data was included in the Spring 2021 IADA Market Report.

Aero Asset reports 2021 market dip for preowned twin helicopters
Aero Asset reports 2021 market dip for preowned twin helicopters

Aero Asset reports that first quarter 2021 retail sales of preowned twin-engine helicopters dropped after two successive strong quarters.

US closes in on 2019 trends, Europe gradually unfreezing
US closes in on 2019 trends, Europe gradually unfreezing

Global business aviation activity this April is 221% up versus April 2020, and 5% down on April 2019, according to WINGX`s weekly Global Market Tracker. Since the start of the year, business jet and prop activity is now 10% up on same period for 2020, 9% behind same period in 2019.

Europe left behind as other regions approach 2019 trends
Europe left behind as other regions approach 2019 trends

Global business aviation activity this April is more than double April 2020, little surprise given the contrasting phases of the pandemic

Stagnation in Europe but North America back to business


Business aviation activity has flagged in February, tending towards 85% of normal levels

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