Boutsen Aviation has released an end of year report on its sales in 2017.
It reads: “It was the week before Christmas, and all through the office … the entire Boutsen Aviation team was bustling to close the last transactions of the year.
Instead of wrapping paper, they were flipping through contracts, instead of gift lists for Santa, it was checklists of what was needed for the final closing, and instead of holiday carols, it was the sound of jet engines that rumbled through the ears of the broker team.
While not the traditional approach to Christmas, they could not have asked Santa for anything better, for the end results were more rewarding than any gift under the tree: A final and long-awaited sale close for Global XRS #9339 as well as the close on Falcon 7X #076. Both transactions contributed to a total of 17 total aircraft sold over the course of 2017. The numbers could not have lined up better.”
As the holiday spirit carried on into the New Year, the team continued to push ahead without losing a beat. Over the course of the month of January, a total of 5 aircraft went into deal pending, including 1 turboprop, 2 jets, and 2 helicopters.
Sounds like a lot to manage? Well, of course it is, but that is what makes Boutsen Aviation’s team unparalleled: The constant and ever-persistent drive for perfection, traits instilled from Thierry Boutsen’s former career as a F1 driver. “These past few months have been extremely busy for all of us” remarks Mr. Boutsen, “but as with all hard work, it paid off and we are very happy to start 2018 on such a good note.”
What more to add to the new year’s happenings? Nothing could make the company prouder than the addition of four new “birds” to its nest.
The first is a pristine 2009 Citation Mustang (MSN 510-0182), and the second is an exceptional 2010 Gulfstream G550 (MSN 5292). They were then joined by twin Falcon 7X, (MSN 136 and MSN 112).
All are eagerly awaiting to fly to new homes. “It’s going to be another exciting year for all of us” forecasts President Dominique Trinquet, “as the market for heavy jets is currently picking up, we are seeing a promising increase in activity with inventory levels going down. I am very confident our team will rise to the occasion, and we are looking forward to taking on new challenges!”