Market Presence. There are approximately 330 CRJ700s in service with 30 operators. The majority, 276 or 84 percent, are located in the U.S. Asia and Pacific have only 27 units or eight percent of the market. The majority – or nearly a 100 aircraft - are located with Skywest who already have a large number of new aircraft on order. The other major operators of the CRJ700 are Gojet, ExpressJet and American Eagle. These four carriers account for nearly two thirds of the fleet and represents a significant challenge when the aircraft are released onto the used market. For the CRJ series, then pricing has perhaps become more competitive with the larger orders for the CRJ900 inevitably seeing significant discounts. Values of new CRJ aircraft have continued to decline. The competitive pricing of the CRJ series means that the values of used CRJs have experienced a decline in recent years and in view of the inability to compete with the Embraer E2 and MRJ in the coming years, such a trend can be expected to continue.
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