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Aircraft Archive: de Havilland DHC6-300
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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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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Expansion of Operating Stabilizes Rentals
The market for the turboprop operating lease continues to be expand as investors appreciate the sometimes greater margins that are available. The expansion of the operating lease will eventually lead to greater competition, thereby potentially impacting lease rentals. However, the current leasing market for turboprops perhaps can be equated to…

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October 7, 2013
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Values of Ageing Turboprops Decline
The appetite for the older turboprops is declining such that values are being adversely impacted. The combination of advancing age and development of newer models has begun to affect the demand for the older turboprops. Maintenance costs, reliability and higher passenger expectations are forcing operators to consider newer types although…

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September 9, 2013
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Rentals of Newer Turboprops Retain Integrity
The rates for older turboprops may have weakened but those for newer are remaining stable. The rates for newer turboprops appear to have peaked and are unlikely to rise any further unless there is a significant change in interest rates. The operating lease in the turboprop sector is gaining ground…

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June 17, 2013
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Weaker Rates for Older Turboprops
While the rates for turboprops are in general remaining steady, the older examples are facing some weakness. The operating lease is not so prevalent as in the jet market with finance leases and loans perhaps being used to a greater extent. The independent lessors are focusing on the newer aircraft…

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March 25, 2013
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Turboprop Values Ease Down
The values of turboprops have enjoyed a period of stability as a consequence of higher fuel prices and a stable product line up. However, the combination of advancing age and development of newer models is likely to impact values in the coming years. In contrast to the jet sector, where…

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March 11, 2013
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