Market Presence. The -600 indeed suffered during 2017 both in terms of demand and lease rentals and only is the market improving. The near 675 orders for the -600 have come at the price of swamping the market. A number of carriers divested themselves of their -600 fleets either willingly or by default and this led to some entering the market with owners and lessors desperate to place the aircraft. To some extent lease rentals have improved as ATR has sought to rein in production to levels that do not overwhelm the market. Higher production rates have perhaps allowed ATR more freedom in terms of new pricing which has been to the detriment of the used market. There has therefore to be caution over values. The operator base is expansive.
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