Impact Market Volatility Has on Aircraft Values

Adam Answers COVID-19 Edition - Part 3

Should you be concerned about the value of your airplane given the current market volatility? Adam answers in Part 3 of Adam Answers COVID-19 edition. 
Aerial photography of Pat Smith's Beechcraft Bonanza V35 over the plains of Oklahoma. Cushing, OK USA Image#: 06-529_216.dng Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Question: I recently financed my 2001 Cirrus CR22 through AOPA Finance. Should I be concerned about the value of my airplane given the current market volatility?

Answer: At this point, the data we’ve been tracking is showing that inventory of single engine aircraft (like the SR22) is not only very constrained but in most cases shrinking. We at AOPA Finance, have seen demand slightly less, but not enough to offset the decrease in supply in such a meaningful way as to cause prices to come down. That said, if this crisis takes much longer than anticipated, prices will eventually come down. However, prices are always “sticky on the downside.” Meaning it takes a while and a lot for that to happen.

Question: In your opinion, what needs to happen in order to increase the inventory in the used aircraft market? I’ve been looking for the last 2 months, but I’m having trouble finding the right Beech Bonanza 35.

Answer: Not until and unless more new planes are being sold OR more used aircraft are being upgraded OR more people decide not to fly will this likely change soon. Let’s hope the latter does not happen.

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Part 2: What Type of Rate Should I Expect Right Now?                            Part 4: Impact COVID-19 Has on Timelines

Adam Meredith
Adam Meredith
President of AOPA Aviation Finance Company
Adam Meredith, the longtime president of AOPA Aviation Finance Co., died after a long battle with cancer in December 2023. He is remembered for his passion for helping fellow pilots, leading a team devoted to putting flight training and aircraft ownership within everyone’s reach.
Topics: AOPA Aviation Finance Co, AOPA Products and Services, Ownership

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