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Aircraft Archive: de Havilland DHC6-300
Turboprop Lease Rentals Remain Stable
The age profile of the turboprop fleet may be increasing but this has not proved to be an obstacle to keeping lease rentals at reasonable levels. The appetite for the leasing of turboprops is increasing as lessors recognize that the market segment offers advantages over some other sectors. The reconfiguration…

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December 3, 2012
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Turboprop Lease Rentals Buck Downward Trend
Lease rentals of mainline jets continue to face downward pressures but those for turboprops remain resilient. The turboprop manufacturers continue to manage a reasonable rather than substantive backlog which suggests that operators are sourcing capacity from the used market. The operators of turboprops are in any event, usually more restrained…

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September 24, 2012
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Turboprop Residuals Take Note of Larger Variants
The values of turboprops have been able to retain a level of stability partly because of the lack of major changes to the product line up. In contrast to the jet sector, where there are not only a number of manufacturers but also models, the3 turboprop market is currently centered…

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September 10, 2012
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Lease Rentals Remain Largely Unchanged
While lease rentals of jets are edging downwards those of turboprops have remained stable for another quarter. The older types are facing the pressure associated with age and as such they are being displaced by younger aircraft. The older aircraft were previously sought after by the second tier carriers but…

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June 4, 2012
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High Fuel Prices Continue to Favor Turboprops
The rise in the cost of fuel has continued to ensure that the turboprop continues to be a cost effective solution and values have therefore remained stable for another quarter. The issue of fuel efficiency is important but only in terms of determining whether to operate a regional jet or…

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March 26, 2012
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Rentals of Newer Examples Holding Firm
The lease rentals of many jets may be experiencing a modicum of weakness but for the newer turboprops the market remains stable. The recent rise in fuel prices has further underlined the validity of the turboprop with the latest offerings the more favored. The older types are facing the pressure…

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March 12, 2012
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Rates for Older Turboprops Decline
While the lease rentals of the more modern turboprops remain stable those of the older types have experienced a modest fall due to the combination of age and increasing maintenance. Because of the shorter sector lengths of turboprops, the fuel component of direct operating costs is of a lesser magnitude…

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November 21, 2011
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Turboprop Rentals Remain Stable
The introduction of updated turboprops, in the form of the ATR72-600 and Dash8Q-400NG, has failed to have any impact on rentals. The jet sector may be showing signs of blowing hot and cold due to economic and stock market uncertainty but the turboprop sector is showing greater resilience. However, the…

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September 12, 2011
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