Lease rentals of aircraft in production have continued to climb as a consequence of improved market conditions and a shortage of quality, fuel-efficient equipment. Lessees have recognized that they need to pay for quality equipment. Rentals for the some aircraft types have nearly doubled over the last two years while others have barely moved. The mainstream narrowbodies have benefited the most while the rates for the 50-seat regional jets have suffered the most. Widebody rentals also have improved, so much so that leasing a B767-300ER for less than $400,000 per month now appears unlikely.
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