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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B737-500
Leasing Still Attracting New Players As Rates Mostly Remain Stable
Competition Intensifying Which Could Impact Rentals The profits being secured by the lessors continues to be between 15-20 percent thus underlining the continued relative attraction of aircraft leasing compared other asset classes such as shipping and real estate. The leasing of aircraft continues to increase despite as yet proven speculation…

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March 6, 2017
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The B737-500 Market Presence. The -500 has a limited market presence though there are over a 100 operators of the type with many operating less than five units. With dozens in storage and scrapped, the market for the type is limited. In contrast to the B737-300 and -400 there is…

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November 14, 2016
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No Respite for B737-500 Values
With some 50 percent of the fleet either in storage or having been scrapped, values of the -500 have continued to decline at a rapid rate. The oldest B737-500 is only 26 years of age with a fleet average of around 20 years. Yet of the 389 that have been…

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November 14, 2016
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New RJs Cause Incumbent Types to Fall
With the introduction of new types such as the E2s and the MRJs, values of existing regional jets are beginning to feel the weight of transition. While the values of current generation regional jets are falling, this is in line with expectations and reflects previous stability. Embraer, Bombardier and MRJ…

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October 31, 2016
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Market for Narrowbodies Remains Strong
The market for newer narrowbodies remains strong with any decline being more age related than due to the transition to new types. The mainstream A320s and B737-800s continue to be in demand though some operators are struggling to cope with lower yields resulting from increased competition and fluctuating fuel prices.…

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October 17, 2016
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Values of Used E-Jets Begin to Struggle
The values of most regional jets – except the 50 seats – are performing as expected though as the flight test of the Embraer E2 continues then there is concern that the number of E-Jets on the market will continue to climb. The age profile of the E-Jets, with the…

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July 11, 2016
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Rentals Remain Stable
The rate of traffic growth continues to be above trend and this is allowing rentals to remain stable at least for the newer and MLA (Mid Life Aircraft) aircraft. The competition is intense among the lessors as more institutions enter the market and margins are therefore being impacted to some…

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May 30, 2016
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Used Values Fall Despite Backlog
Even with Airbus having to halve production of the A320neo for the next few months due to the problems being experienced with the new Pratt & Whitney engine, values of newer narrowbodies continue to fall in line with expectations. The overall market for narrowbodies remains strong with the backlog continuing…

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May 2, 2016
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