“For this year’s forecast we’ve decided to focus our predictions solely on the pre-owned market, a particular area of strength for Jetcraft and one that isn’t often included in other industry reports. Our forecast shows business aviation has begun to stabilize from the effect of the pandemic, and we expect to see 10,183 pre-owned transactions worth $48.8B in value over the next five years.”
Jetcraft’s forecast highlights trends in international trade activity that bode well for industry growth. Despite temporarily reduced activity in 2020, the World Trade Organization projects trade volume will rebound in 2021. Another key driver in business aviation transactions is the increase in the number of ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs), which is set to grow by 5% per annum until 2024.
Fazal-Karim continues: “Our previous forecasts predicted a downturn. Although it has taken place sooner than we thought, we were prepared and, as a result, are in a stronger position than in 2008. We have seen our industry quickly regain momentum and I’m confident in its recovery, particularly with more first-time buyers realizing the value of business aviation, and the addition of new platforms which continue to improve accessibility.”
Drawing upon nearly 60 years of industry knowledge, this is the first year that Jetcraft’s Market Forecast is incorporating past transactional data and customer insights, delivering a unique look at buyer behavior.