Steve Varsano to showcase The Jet Business at NBAA
Steve Varsano, founder of The Jet Business, will be representing his London-based showroom for corporate jets, at NBAA 2012 in Orlando, and says he is encouraged by signs that after along period of stagnation, US customers are starting to order new aircraft again.
Varsano is also a board member of XOJET in San Francisco and is currently marketing a Challenger 605 for the charter company.
At NBAA next week, The Jet Business’ sales team will be demonstrating a mobile version of the showroom’s state-of-the-art iPad app, which compares and contrasts 126 aircraft types to an individual’s profile.
Since opening in January 2012, The Jet Business, which specialises in the sale of pre-owned business jets and executive helicopters, has tripled its portfolio of pre-owned aircraft.
Recent additions to the showroom include a 2010 Challenger 605, a brand new Boeing BBJ, Gulfstream G550, 2010 Gulfstream 450 and a 2005 and 2008 Global Express XRS.
The overall average asking price for pre-owned aircraft has increased by 7%, compared with the same period in 2011, notes Varsano. Aircraft with tight supply markets today, he says, are the Gulfstream 150, the Falcon 2000 EX EASy, the 900LX, and late model Gulfstream G550 and Bombardier Global XRS’s. Aircraft on the market for the least amount of days have recently been low time executive airliners, underlining the strength at that end of the scale.
Corporate Jet Investor recently caught up with Steve Varsano, one year on from our first very visit to The Jet Business, before it officially opened. Watch the exclusive footage below: