Airplanes for Sale

Searching for Your Next Airplane

Prospective aircraft buyers often look for jets for sale by searching Google, gathering information on various makes & models and their performance characteristics, and on condition, age, price and other information about specific jets for sale. Most private airplane buyers use standard phrases like: “airplanes for sale”, “private jets on sale” or “airplanes on market” for their search.

Some prefer more specific terms that may include a manufacturer’s name along with the aircraft model number, and configuration features such as a distinct cabin layout or upgraded avionics package. However, even using very specific terms when searching for aircraft for sale online may miss some listings due to variations in identification; for example, “Gulfstream G550” vs. “Gulfstream G-550.” More inclusive searches, such as “Gulfstream, large-cabin jet” yield more results.

Finding the Right Airplane – and Value – For Your Needs

Over the past several years, global economic conditions led to record levels of pre-owned private aircraft listed for sale, ranging from smaller, propeller-driven airplanes to the largest, most advanced, and most luxurious intercontinental business jets. This truly resulted in a ‘buyer’s market,’ with purchasers able to select from a high number of quality aircraft, often for comparatively low prices.

Of course, a low price should not necessarily be the most important consideration; discriminating buyers seek the best value overall. An aircraft’s pedigree is extremely important, including detailed records regarding ownership, maintenance, and usage.  Answers to those questions separate the finest private aircraft available from all the rest.

A private aircraft that was previously maintained exclusively through factory-authorized service centers or programs, will command a premium price – and won’t stay on the market for long; conversely, aircraft lacking detailed histories, or which may have sat unused for year or more, are far less desirable – at any price.