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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

Texas frozen, Florida up, Europe reeling
Texas frozen, Florida up, Europe reeling


The gap between trends in scheduled and non-scheduled aviation continues to be remarkable, with the biggest divergence in the United States

GAMA Announces 2020 Year-End
GAMA Announces 2020 Year-End


As expected, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted general aviation and stifled the industry’s growth

Caribbean demand, Florida thriving, Europe stagnating


Global business aviation traffic is down by 11% for the first half of February with 14 thousand fewer flights than February last year

Super Bowl traffic low but US market holding up


Business aviation aircraft have mustered just under 60,000 sectors so far in February 2021 - 11% less activity than in February 2020 - according to WINGX`s weekly Global Market Tracker

Textron and Gulfstream Not Yet Benefitting from New Interest in Private Air Travel


Sales have been rather unremarkable over the past year — but that could soon change

New EUROCONTROL Traffic Scenarios factor in latest COVID impacts on European aviation


Air traffic throughout Europe is expected to be approximately 64% down in January 2021 compared to January 2019 and the situation is quickly deteriorating

Flight demand stalling in Europe
Flight demand stalling in Europe


January got weaker as the month went on, with the last week seeing demand lurch towards declines from early summer last year

Emerging trends of 2021
Emerging trends of 2021


How is the charter market evolving and what demand and pricing trends are emerging for the Spring?

Lockdowns threaten to stifle business jet resilience
Lockdowns threaten to stifle business jet resilience


January has brought increasingly bad news to the aviation industry, and the emphasis on border control is going to stifle even the most resilient business aviation operators

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