Research reveals value of large jet deliveries to Europe


New research from Global Jet Capital reveals that 709 mid to heavy private jets were delivered to Europe between 2011 and 2015. These aircraft have a combined value estimated at over $35.4 billion.

The company said these aircraft typically cost between $25 million and $75 million each, and up to 80% of the funding used to purchase these is sourced through external financing.

While overall deliveries of business jets to Europe are down 35%, when comparing the five-year time periods 2006-2010 with 2011-2015, deliveries of mid to heavy jets have increased by 18%.  Similarly, the corresponding figure for global deliveries of larger jets has also decreased by 19%.

The largest number of deliveries was to Germany (134), accounting for one in five of all mid-sized to heavy jet deliveries to Europe between 2011 and 2015. This is an increase of 113% when compared to the previous five-year period (2006-2010). The second largest number of deliveries was to the UK (86 deliveries), followed by Austria (57 deliveries) and Switzerland (55 deliveries).

“Long term, we expect attractive growth in the European business aviation market.”

Dave Labrozzi, chief operating officer of Global Jet Capital said: “Long term, we expect attractive growth in the European business aviation market.  Despite deliveries to the region being down as a whole, it has experienced a steady increase in the number of larger aircraft being delivered.”

“Given that we are one of the only dedicated aviation finance specialist to operate on a global basis, and we have significant funds available to lend to clients here wanting to purchase mid to large private jets, it is an exciting market for us,” added Labrozzi.

% delivered since 2011
United Kingdom708622.9%34.5%
Russian Federation6938-44.9%28.4%
Rest of Europe15822542.4%49.6%
ALL EUROPE60070918.2%41.9%
Global fleet3,1312,537-19.0%19.5%

Global Jet Capital, which was launched in 2014, is capitalized by three global investment firms – GSO Capital Partners, a Blackstone company in partnership with Franklin Square Capital Partners; The Carlyle Group; and AE Industrial Partners.