Flier’s Market: Four Great Buys in the Used-Aircraft Market

  • Kevin O’Leary

Hawker 800XP: The 800XP is one of the best-selling midsize aircraft of all time. Its attributes include a roomy cabin and impressive range. For about $6 million (or less), buyers can own a late model. The addition of winglets can give the 800XP a fresh look and a level of performance comparable to those of new production models—but at half the price.

Dassault Falcon 900: This large-cabin aircraft has one of the best residual values in its category. It has a roomy cabin, intercontinental range, strong runway capabilities, and one of the lowest fuel-burn rates of any aircraft its size. With operating costs and now a purchase price similar to those of smaller aircraft, the F900 is a great buy at $15 million to $17 million.

Cessna Citation Sovereign: Strong demand for this model has made it difficult to find one at a good price. Last year, pre-owned Sovereigns sold at a premium price above $15 million. Today they sell for $11 million or, occasionally, less.

Gulfstream V: This is one of the longest-range business jets in the world. In terms of performance, it is comparable to its successor, the G550. On the pre-owned market, GVs have been selling in the neighborhood of $26 million, but some have gone for less.

Read Next Article >>
Deliveries of the $200,000 personal jetpack are scheduled for 2017…
OpenAirplane creates a standardized aircraft-rental checkout procedure…
Give the gift of effortless private jet travel with The Lindbergh Card.
Photo by Paul Bowen
Both flight-service providers have placed orders for the $43.5 million Gulfstream G500…
Beechcraft’s royal twin turboprop turns 50 and joins Cessna’s Caravan in the Textron family...
Photo by Paul Bowen
Book a flight aboard a custom King Air turboprop or Citation jet and get hard-to-book reservations…
Photo by Ricardo Reitmeyer
The midsize Citation Latitude and super-midsize Citation Longitude are among the new jets being...
The new plane offers a roomy interior for as many as 12 passengers…
Photo by Paul Bowen
The new jets will have spacious cabins and will be among the fastest on the market…
Photo by www.gerryoleary.com
As a commercial jet, the Airbus A319 is a workhorse of the airline industry, seating from 124 to...