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Aircraft Archive: Antanov ATR72-500
Values of Used Turboprops Remain Strong
The lower price of fuel has done nothing to quell the demand for used turboprops and indeed for new examples. Lower fuel prices generally mean that jets become more efficient over shorter sector lengths but operators cannot build their fleet plans around a temporary fall in jet fuel pricing. The…

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February 23, 2015
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Turboprop Rentals Continue to Generate Profits
While there may not be much opportunity for lessors to upscale lease rentals, at current levels the rates are generating more than an adequate return. Shorter terms to less creditworthy lessees is a means by which lease rentals can be improved but such higher rates inevitably reflect the higher risk.…

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December 1, 2014
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Values of Some Used Turboprops On The Rise
While the emphasis is currently on newer turboprops because of the sustained demand and relatively limited production rate, the types out of production are registering a notable improvement because of the very absence of production. While operators are seeking to up-gauge capacity to meet traffic growth, there exist many routes…

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September 22, 2014
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Turboprop Rentals Vibration Free
The rentals for turboprops continue to remain stable having perhaps reached a peak. The primary vehicles for vanilla operating leases remain the stalwart favorites of the ATR42/ATR72 and the Dash 8, notably the -300 and the -400. Older and other aircraft types are less favored for the operational lease with…

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September 8, 2014
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A Great Time to be a Turboprop Lessor
If there was ever a time to be a lessor of turboprops this is it. Lease rentals of the more modern turboprops – including those built in the 1980s – are in demand from a wide range of operators. The market for the turboprop operating lease continues to expand as…

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June 16, 2014
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Stable Lease Rentals Continue to Attract Lessors
The lease rentals of turboprops remain sufficiently stable to attract more lessors to the sector. The market for the turboprop operating lease continues to expand as more lessors appreciate the greater margins that are offered by turboprops. The competition is less intense between lessors and the product line more of…

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March 24, 2014
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Dash8Q-400 Values Show Modest Decline
The backlog for the Dash8-400 is now approximately 30 units which compares with a backlog of some 200 for the ATR72-600 and as such there has to be some negative effect on values. Combined with a reduction in the workforce, the conditions for the type are less than promising. Bombardier…

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February 10, 2014
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Turboprop Lease Rentals Remain Stable
The combination of a shifting market structure, modest delivery rates and absence of a change to the product line is allowing lease rates to remain stable, a trend that is expected. The market for the turboprop operating lease continues to expand as more lessors appreciate the greater margins that are…

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December 16, 2013
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