FOR CURRENT &
FUTURE AIRCRAFT VALUES

Turboprop Values Experience Variety of Fortunes

August 17, 2020

The market for turboprops in the Covid era is experiencing different factors, some very much positive, but this has not prevented some values from falling.

As turboprops fulfil mostly domestic or regional duties, the Covid even would seem not to have impacted services to the same extent as international routes. There are many countries around the world which due to geography, such as islands, or absence of surface transportation, such as high speed trains, means that there is little option but to use air transport. The issue, even where there is apparent necessity, is where a “lockdown” on population movements has been imposed. The other area of concerns lay with the reliance on tourism and business travel. Many Dash6 services are tourist based; many domestic routes rely on busines travel. The rise of conferencing and working from home has reduced face to face meetings. Turboprop sectors are also used for feeder services to connect with longer haul international flights but with the demise of international flights so too have domestic flights suffered. Only half of UK domestic flights, which predominantly used turboprops, have been restored.

The future market (not base – AVAC does not produce abstract base values) values – three and seven years hence from April 2020 – are expressed in current dollars, are based on the mid case current value, and include an adjustment for inflation that varies on an annual basis. The figures are for guidance only and are not intended to reflect actual recent market transactions – assuming that any exist. Rather the values represent the considered worth of the aircraft tempered by the prevailing market conditions. An Aircraft Rating, first created by AVAC and adopted by the wider financing sector, more than 15 years ago, is also indicated, reflecting the relative suitability of the type for asset based financing in the prevailing market conditions and over a seven-year timeframe.

The figures have been extracted from the April 30th 2020 edition of semi-annual Turboprop Volume of Aircraft Values Basic, The Aircraft Value Reference 2020-2040 priced at US$1,750.00 per annum for unlimited web site access. Courtesy of The Aircraft Value Analysis Company Limited (AVAC Ltd). Tel: +44 (0) 203 468 5594. Fax: +44 (0) 203 468 5596. E-mail: sales@aircraftvalues.net. http://www.aircraftvalues.net; www.aircraftvalues.com; www.aircraftvaluespro.com.

The values below reflect pre-COVID-19 market conditions.

 

YEAR April 2020CURRENT VALUE FUTURE VALUE
MID LOW HIGH 2024 2027
ATR42-300. The ATR42-300 has been the workhorse of the turboprop fleet for over 30 years. The values of the -300 have been steady but for the period October 2019 through to April 2020 values are considered to have fallen by some 25 percent. With the values already set to fall by some 3-4 four percent during that period the actual decline due to the Covid Event is nearer 20 percent.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1985 0.61 0.52 0.92
1987 0.67 0.56 1.01
1989 0.73 0.61 1.09
1991 0.79 0.66 1.18
1993 0.84 0.71 1.27
1995 0.90 0.76 1.35 0.58
1997 0.96 0.81 1.44 0.63
ATR42-320.There are a good many in storage but this has been the case for many years. A good number have been converted to cargo and this has been maintained during the downturn. The passenger versions have not seen much movement in the last year as the focus has been on the cargo market. Indeed, one of the last changes occurred in August 2018 when serial number 264 was moved from ASL Airlines to Air North of Canada.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D++
1988 0.59 0.36 0.86
1990 0.69 0.41 0.99
1992 0.78 0.47 1.13
1994 0.87 0.52 1.26
1996 0.97 0.58 1.40 0.59
ATR42-400. The -400 is powered by PWC121A engines offering slightly better performance for those who have specific operational requirements.
AIRCRAFT RATING D++
1996 1.05 0.63 1.52 0.53
ATR42-500.A good many – too many – -500s are in storage, more than 50. This is a concern and it is little wonder that the net reduction in values amounts to 20 percent. There has been some activity however, as Loganair acquired two -500’s on lease from NAC, both having previously been operated by HOP! with a further unit that was operated by Aurigny. As the market recovers more will be returned to service.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C-
1995 1.31 0.92 1.84 0.80
1997 1.90 1.33 2.65 1.38
1999 2.48 1.74 3.47 1.83 1.28
2001 3.06 2.14 4.29 2.29 1.62
2003 3.65 2.55 5.11 2.76 1.97
2005 4.23 2.96 5.92 3.25 2.33
2007 4.81 3.37 6.74 3.76 2.72
2009 5.40 3.78 7.56 4.29 3.14
2011 5.98 4.19 8.37 4.85 3.60
ATR42-600.In terms of new deliveries, these have been few and far between in the last six months which is not surprising as delivery rates were already very low. There are very few -600s in storage but then there are not that many in service. The values have fallen by some 16 percent.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C
2012 7.08 5.88 8.22 5.74 4.28
2014 8.47 7.03 9.83 7.07 5.35
2016 9.86 8.18 11.44 8.53 6.59
2018 11.25 9.34 13.05 10.20 8.06
2020 12.64 10.49 14.66 11.90 9.68
ATR72-200.In 2019 the -200 appeared to be bursting at the seams given the demand for ever larger turboprops but now it seems that the 50 seaters are more in demand as load factors are a shadow of their former levels. Net values due to Covid alone have fallen by some 20 percent which is to be expected.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1989 0.90 0.67 1.16
1991 0.96 0.72 1.25
1993 1.03 0.77 1.33
1995 1.09 0.82 1.42 0.60
ATR72-210.The -210 offers improved performance allowing operators to use shorter, higher, hotter runways. The type still has some attraction given the lower capital cost.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D++
1992 0.94 0.61 1.27
1994 1.02 0.66 1.37
1996 1.09 0.71 1.48 0.74
1998 1.17 0.76 1.58 0.80 0.46
ATR72-210A.The slight improvement in performance is an important consideration for specific operators.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1997 1.37 0.89 1.78 0.92
ATR72-500.There is some concern that the 100+ that remain in storage will take some time to clear, if ever. This clearly illustrates that the turboprop market has been impacted to a considerable extent although of course there were a number in storage before Covid. The values have therefore experienced a net fall of just under 20 percent.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C++
1996 2.59 2.07 2.97 1.63 0.94
1998 3.21 2.57 3.69 2.11 1.30
2000 3.83 3.06 4.40 2.60 1.68
2002 4.45 3.56 5.12 3.10 2.07
2004 5.07 4.06 5.83 3.62 2.47
2006 5.69 4.56 6.55 4.16 2.91
2008 6.32 5.05 7.26 4.72 3.37
2010 6.94 5.55 7.98 5.31 3.87
2012 7.56 6.05 8.69 5.95 4.42
ATR72-600.There are far too many -600s in storage as of the middle of August. More than 150 are listed as being non operational and some operators have actually collapsed or announced that the type will be cut from the fleet. The values have fallen by a new 17 percent which illustrates that this is a fragile market. The value of a new example is no longer $20 million but is now likely to be less than $17 million.
AIRCRAFT RATING: B–
2011 8.30 7.39 8.92 6.59 4.96
2013 10.17 9.05 10.93 8.36 6.46
2015 12.04 10.72 12.95 10.29 8.15
2017 13.92 12.39 14.96 12.22 9.93
2019 15.79 14.05 16.97 13.98 11.70
Beech B99.There are relatively few in service and a number of those that do remain in service are being used as freighters.
AIRCRAFT RATING: E+
1969 0.05 0.03 0.23
1971 0.07 0.03 0.30
1973 0.08 0.04 0.38
1975 0.10 0.05 0.45
Beech C99.The short range and limited capacity means that the 19 seaters should not have been impacted too much but unfortunately with lockdowns, limited business activity and absence of connecting flights, the appetite for the type has not been high and net values have fallen by some 21 percent which is dollar terms is very low.
AIRCRAFT RATING: E++
1981 0.11 0.07 0.39
1983 0.12 0.07 0.42
1985 0.13 0.08 0.45
Beech 1900C.While offering some improvements over the C99, the 1900C was still relatively basic. The market has moved on and examples can be bought for virtually loose change. Remarketing can take considerable time and effort.
AIRCRAFT RATING: E++
1983 0.27 0.16 1.08
1985 0.31 0.19 1.25
1987 0.35 0.21 1.41
Beech 1900C-1.The -1 tweaked certain aspects but there was only so much that could be squeezed in – and that includes the passengers.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D–
1987 0.43 0.27 1.72
1989 0.48 0.29 1.90
1991 0.52 0.32 2.09
Beech 1900D.A good aircraft but there are too many in storage, a recurring problem for the type even in the best of times. The values have fallen by a net 18 percent which is reasonably low not least because of the absence of new deliveries for many a year and the potential for expansion of services.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D++
1992 0.97 0.61 1.93
1994 1.14 0.72 2.29
1996 1.32 0.83 2.64 1.00
1998 1.50 0.94 2.99 1.15 0.69
2000 1.67 1.05 3.34 1.30 0.92
2002 1.85 1.16 3.70 1.45 1.04
DHC6-300.The Dash6 is a very good aircraft but there are also a good number in storage having been withdrawn from service because of the collapse of the tourist trade in many countries. However, there is an expectation that only when a company collapses will aircraft enter the used arena. The values have therefore fallen by less than 10 percent after seeing a long period of stability. There is no expectation of a further fall and values may recover in the next twelve months as demand returns.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C++
1969 1.32 0.79 2.64
1971 1.47 0.88 2.94
1973 1.62 0.97 3.25
1975 1.78 1.07 3.55
1977 1.93 1.16 3.86
1979 2.08 1.25 4.16
1981 2.23 1.34 4.46
1983 2.39 1.43 4.77
1985 2.54 1.52 5.07
1987 2.69 1.61 5.38
DASH8-100.Many have been scrapped already and some 50 are in storage. There have been a few changes in operators in the last year but not that many. The aircraft is used in many domestic markets and therefore should have some semblance of demand and see an early return to service where parked as freedom of movement increases. The net fall in value at just under 25 percent is however notable although there can be considerable variation in pricing due to condition and maintenance status.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D
1984 1.00 0.60 2.49
1986 1.08 0.65 2.70
1988 1.17 0.70 2.91
1990 1.25 0.75 3.13
DASH8-100A.Generally, the A and B versions denote improved performance while the Q series reflect improved noise attenuation and other improvements. Specifically, the -100A offers a restyled interior.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1992 2.09 1.25 3.55
1994 2.08 1.25 3.53
1996 2.08 1.25 3.53 1.48
DASH8Q-100A.The Q or Quiet series denotes much improvement in terms of interior noise suppression. The Q series also saw a number of other refinements that makes it more attractive when compared to earlier variants. The issue for some turboprops is the value attributed to the engines given that the value of engines has fallen.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D++
1997 2.69 1.61 4.44 1.98
1999 2.77 1.66 4.58 2.06 1.49
2001 2.86 1.71 4.72 2.14 1.56
DASH8-100BThe B version provides slightly better performance and will therefore be in demand by some operators.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1992 2.08 1.25 3.96
1994 2.11 1.27 4.01
1996 2.14 1.28 4.07 1.56
DASH8Q-100B. The Q version is the more desirable as it provides for a more pleasurable passenger experience. Existing operators of the type may be the most obvious targets for remarketing but there can be considerable variation in condition which still impacts values.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D++
1997 2.72 1.63 5.17 1.98
1999 2.83 1.70 5.37 2.07 1.49
2001 2.93 1.76 5.57 2.16 1.57
DASH8-200A. A total of 105 -200s were ordered and delivered and the type offers improved performance. Any improvement in capability is always attractive to those operators using the aircraft on marginal routes. The -200A offered operators the chance to use PW123C engines.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D++
1992 2.19 1.31 4.15
1994 2.24 1.35 4.26
1996 2.30 1.38 4.37 1.69
DASH8Q-200A.The fitment of a new interior and reduction in vibration provided new levels of passenger comfort.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1997 2.74 1.64 5.21 2.03
1999 2.88 1.73 5.46 2.15 1.55
2001 3.01 1.81 5.72 2.28 1.65
DASH8-200B.The -200B provides for another incremental performance improvement over the -200A. The -200B provided an upgraded powerplant in the form of the PW123D.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1992 2.19 1.28 4.00
1994 2.24 1.31 4.10
1996 2.30 1.35 4.21 1.69
DASH8Q-200B.This is the type of aircraft that potential buyers will be willing to haul out of the depths and spend considerable sums to bring back into service as such refurbishment presents the potential for at least another decade of service. The Q version of the -200B represented the latest version and values have experienced a measure of stability. Passenger weight is a constant battle for the operators of smaller aircraft and pricing may be higher.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1997 2.77 1.66 5.26 2.07
1999 2.95 1.77 5.60 2.22 1.60
2001 3.13 1.88 5.94 2.37 1.73
DASH8-300.Given the problems of the Dash8-400 market which offers such larger capacity in an era of reduced loads, the smaller 50 seat -300 perhaps is the better option. A third of the -300 fleet may still in be in storage and as such it should come as no surprise that the values of the -300 have fallen by some 20 percent on a net basis. The economics of the larger -300 provided operators with the opportunity to grow without changing the basic type and thereby generate more profit. Some 267 -300s of all guises were built before production ceased which is more than a credible number.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1988 1.47 0.88 2.65
1990 1.48 0.89 2.66
DASH8-300A.The -300A provides for a modest improvement in performance and as such will be considered with more enthusiasm were it not for the ready availability of the Q series at what are not too high prices.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1992 2.15 1.40 3.76
1994 2.18 1.42 3.81
1996 2.21 1.44 3.86 1.59
DASH8Q-300AThe Q version of the 50 seater provides passengers with a few more luxuries, not least a more vibration freer experience.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1997 3.37 2.19 6.07 2.45
1999 3.58 2.33 6.45 2.63 1.90
2001 3.79 2.46 6.82 2.81 2.04
DASH8-300B.The B series features a further improvement in engines albeit minor. The PW123B powerplant is used rather than the PW123A.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C-
1992 2.58 1.75 4.51
1994 2.62 1.78 4.58
1996 2.66 1.81 4.65 1.93
DASH8Q-300B. While the last iteration of the -300 should be in demand as operators seek to more match supply with passenger loads, there are still many in storage yet to be returned to service but then there were already some in storage before Covid. Values have fallen by a net 20 percent.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C-
1997 3.35 2.24 5.86 2.55
1999 3.74 2.50 6.54 2.87 2.08
2001 4.12 2.76 7.22 3.20 2.34
2003 4.51 3.02 7.89 3.54 2.61
2005 4.90 3.28 8.57 3.89 2.89
2007 5.28 3.54 9.25 4.26 3.19
DASH8Q-400There can be no escaping the fact that despite the improvement in the market conditions and the restoration of some services there are still more than 200 -400s in storage. The values of the -400 were already under pressure prior to the Covid event but the collapse of some -400 operators has exposed the vulnerabilities of the type. The values therefore have fallen by a net 23 percent with another seven percent fall attributed to the worsening pre-Covid environment.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C
2000 3.24 2.76 3.49 2.16 1.35
2002 4.22 3.59 4.54 2.93 1.94
2004 5.20 4.42 5.58 3.71 2.56
2006 6.17 5.24 6.63 4.53 3.21
2008 7.15 6.07 7.68 5.37 3.90
2010 8.12 6.90 8.73 6.26 4.64
2012 9.10 7.73 9.78 7.22 5.46
DASH8Q-400NGThe market for used examples has faltered given the fate of FlyBe and others. Viking is familiar with taking used aircraft and undertaking refurbishment work which will aid the used market. The market for the aircraft will improve after the current surplus dissipates but this will take some time. The 90 seat high density version of the aircraft is an important development and signals a clear intent to wrest some of the market away from the ATR product but thus far this has had limited success. The current market suggests that there will be either a suspension of a development of a new aircraft or even increased emphasis on a new aircraft. The French government has set up a new consortium to develop at least by a hybrid turboprop by the end of the decade.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C
2010 8.28 7.04 8.90 6.56 4.94
2012 9.56 8.13 10.28 7.80 6.00
2014 10.84 9.22 11.66 9.15 7.20
2016 12.12 10.30 13.03 10.58 8.53
2018 13.41 11.39 14.41 11.91 9.85
2020 14.69 12.48 15.79 13.08 11.17
BAe Super J31.With the values of the J31 having fallen to a floor then the further decline is limited to 20 percent. Of the 386 that were manufactured a good many are no longer in service. The Super J31 (or J32) may viewed as an aircraft of yesteryear but the type still has its advocates. The type offers low capital cost and known economics.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1988 0.37 0.24 1.12
1990 0.44 0.29 1.33
1992 0.52 0.33 1.55
BAe J41. There were only a limited number of J41s but not so few as might be supposed particularly when considering that few A340-600s were built. Only 104 were built.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1992 0.64 0.41 1.91
1994 0.67 0.44 2.02
1996 0.71 0.46 2.12 0.47
BAe ATP Freighter.Surprisingly for such a airfreight centric market there a good many freighters in storage, far more than are in service. Values however, have experienced a limited decline, amounting to less than ten percent..
AIRCRAFT RATING: C-
1988 1.36 0.95 2.73
1990 1.41 0.99 2.82
1992 1.45 1.02 2.91
CASA 212-200.There are few examples in existence and values have long been variable due to condition and registration.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D–
1980 0.08 0.05 0.28
1982 0.13 0.08 0.45
1984 0.18 0.11 0.61
1986 0.22 0.13 0.78
CASA 212-300.The better performance of the -300 provides an option for operators. The aircraft offers operators some flexibility but the preference would be for other types. The decline in values in percentage terms may seem a lot but not in dollar terms.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D–
1987 0.39 0.23 0.97
1989 0.49 0.29 1.22
1991 0.59 0.35 1.47
1993 0.69 0.41 1.72
1995 0.79 0.47 1.97 0.48
1997 0.89 0.53 2.22 0.65
CN235.The CN235 presented the market with an alternative. A good solid aircraft but one which was more likely to be popular in the military role. There are few on the market.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D-
1988 1.04 0.71 2.61
1990 1.11 0.76 2.78
1992 1.18 0.81 2.96
1994 1.25 0.85 3.14
1996 1.33 0.90 3.31 0.90
1998 1.40 0.95 3.49 0.96 0.57
Dornier Do228-100.There are only a few on the market despite the 318 deliveries of the Do228. This represents a reasonable number for such a small aircraft. The aircraft can perform operations where support is minimal. The 228 was also produced in India under license. Values are stable and can exhibit considerable variation depending on condition.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D-
1982 0.12 0.08 0.48
1984 0.18 0.12 0.71
1986 0.24 0.15 0.95
Dornier Do228-200.The market for the type is limited but there are a number of uses that the aircraft can be put to. With low utilization the type can remain in service for many years. The aircraft offers simplicity of operation at reasonable capital cost.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D-
1982 0.27 0.17 0.94
1984 0.37 0.24 1.30
1986 0.47 0.31 1.66
1988 0.58 0.38 2.02
1990 0.68 0.44 2.38
1992 0.78 0.51 2.74
1994 0.88 0.57 3.09
1996 0.99 0.64 3.45 0.69
1998 1.09 0.71 3.81 0.77 0.45
Dornier 328-110There were 102 built with eight scrapped and more than 30 are in storage. This is not providing much support for values as the type has become ever less attractive. The type has become less attractive as the years have progressed and there
AIRCRAFT RATING: D-
1992 0.96 0.62 2.49
1994 1.05 0.68 2.73
1996 1.14 0.74 2.96 0.79
1998 1.23 0.80 3.20 0.86 0.50
2000 1.32 0.86 3.44 0.94 0.65
Embraer EMB110 Banderainte.A great easy to maintain aircraft. The aircraft may have seen a variety of fortunes but it keeps on going. The values have fallen but not by much in dollar terms. Availability has been an issue for many years. The avionics may not be the most sophisticated but there are inexpensive GPS systems that can be easily added – very much the norm today.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D
1980 0.11 0.06 0.53
1982 0.19 0.11 0.95
1984 0.27 0.16 1.36
1986 0.36 0.21 1.78
1988 0.44 0.26 2.20
Embraer EMB120RT Brasilia.A full glass cockpit upgrade is now available. The values have fallen by a net 23 percent which reflects the levels of storage. However, as the fleet returns to service then values may increase again. The EMB120 was quite sophisticated in its day, at least for the 30 seater market that were more used to a clockwork cockpit than EFIS.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1985 0.53 0.32 1.85
1987 0.60 0.36 2.09
1989 0.67 0.40 2.33
1991 0.73 0.44 2.57
1993 0.80 0.48 2.81
EMB120ER Adv.The Advanced provides for better performance and is more desirable as a consequence. Even if larger aircraft are being sought the type remains a possibility for a range of operators.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1994 1.39 0.84 3.48
1996 1.46 0.88 3.65 1.01
1998 1.53 0.92 3.82 1.06 0.64
Fairchild Metro.There are just too many available on the market during these weak market conditions even if production ceased nearly two decades ago.
AIRCRAFT RATING: E++
1970 0.07 0.05 0.26
1972 0.08 0.05 0.29
1974 0.09 0.06 0.33
Metro II.While offering something of an advance in terms, there was only a modest improvement. The type is therefore not the most sought after of 19 seaters.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D-
1975 0.11 0.07 0.29
1977 0.13 0.08 0.34
1979 0.15 0.09 0.39
1981 0.17 0.10 0.44
Metro IIILGW.A better aircraft but the LGW is still disadvantaged. The values have fallen marginally in dollar terms but there can be considerable variation depending on the condition of the aircraft.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1981 0.23 0.14 0.68
1983 0.29 0.17 0.87
1985 0.35 0.21 1.06
1987 0.41 0.25 1.24
1989 0.48 0.29 1.43
1991 0.54 0.32 1.62
Metro IIIHGW.The Metro IIIHGW again plies the airways though to a much lesser extent than previously. The aircraft has its advocates and values have experienced only a modest fall in recent years. The HGW version is reasonably sought after though there can be some variation in values depending on condition. Values have fallen by a net 20 percent.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D++
1981 0.32 0.26 1.13
1983 0.38 0.30 1.33
1985 0.44 0.35 1.54
1987 0.50 0.40 1.74
1989 0.56 0.45 1.95
1991 0.62 0.49 2.15
Metro 23. The values of the Metro 23 have fallen by only a net 19 percent which is less than for some other turboprops. The Metro 23 represented the pinnacle of the 19 seat actually providing stand up headroom alongside the Beech 1900D. The lack of production of the 19 seater has not boosted values of used aircraft although those in better condition can still be sought after. The Metro 23 is also serving as a replacement for the myriad of 19 seaters that were delivered before the Metro 23 entered the market.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1992 0.81 0.53 2.04
1994 0.95 0.62 2.38
1996 1.09 0.71 2.72 0.78
1998 1.23 0.80 3.07 0.89 0.53
2000 1.36 0.89 3.41 1.00 0.70
Fokker F27-100.The F27 continues to be something of an irrelevance in terms of asset value. There are still a few F27-500 and -600s in service and even a few -200s.
AIRCRAFT RATING:
1957
1959
1961
1963
1965
1967
Fokker F27-200.The -200 provided the means of further improving payload/range performance but the market has since moved on.
AIRCRAFT RATING: E+
1959 0.13 0.05 0.34
1961 0.15 0.06 0.40
1963 0.18 0.07 0.46
1965 0.20 0.08 0.52
1967 0.20 0.09 0.58
1969 0.21 0.10 0.64
Fokker 50-100Surprisingly there are more in service than there are in storage but there are still a good number of the latter to contend with. Values of the Fokker 50 have therefore declined by a net 24 percent but again there can be variation in pricing depending on the condition.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D–
1987 0.58 0.35 1.45
1989 0.58 0.35 1.46
1991 0.59 0.35 1.47
1993 0.59 0.35 1.48
1995 0.60 0.36 1.49 0.32
Fokker 50-300The Fokker 50-300 offers improved performance and is seen as the more popular. The issue of support has been crucial for the aircraft ever since the collapse of Fokker. The type is by no means youthful and asset value is in the eye of the operator rather than the investor.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D–
1993 1.10 0.71 2.75
1995 1.24 0.81 3.10 0.73
Saab 340A.The values of the Saab 340A have fallen by a net 23 percent which in dollar terms is not that much. The aircraft is available in numbers and placement takes time. The age profile of the type is one reason why there are so many available.
AIRCRAFT RATING: E++
1984 0.31 0.22 0.94
1986 0.31 0.22 0.94
1988 0.32 0.22 0.95
Saab 340B.The 340B provided better performance and was more sought after. The type may have a better specification, but demand is still very limited.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D
1989 0.65 0.39 1.94
1991 0.70 0.42 2.09
1993 0.74 0.45 2.23
1995 0.79 0.48 2.38 0.47
Saab 340BPlus.Being the last iteration of the Saab 340 places the B+ in a better position but values have still sustained a significant fall. The type can offer a gravel kit as well as wingtip extensions.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D
1995 1.16 0.69 2.89 0.71
1997 1.22 0.73 3.04 0.88
1999 1.28 0.77 3.19 0.93 0.65
Saab 2000.There are still a few that are operated in the commercial role but values have long since been virtually dependent on what buyers wish to pay. The fall in value is significant with just as many in storage as are active. With the lower levels of passenger numbers then the higher speed and capacity of the Saab 2000 may yet be attractive to some.
AIRCRAFT RATING: E++
1994 1.16 0.75 2.90
1996 1.22 0.80 3.06 0.83
1998 1.29 0.84 3.23 0.88 0.52
Shorts SD330-100.With more than half of the 140 built no longer in service the market for the type is limited. The structural integrity of the SD330 is considerable and this has been its legacy. But passengers today do expect more comfort for less money.
AIRCRAFT RATING: E
1975 0.11 0.06 0.29
1977 0.16 0.09 0.42
1979 0.20 0.11 0.55
1981 0.20 0.14 0.68
1983 0.25 0.17 0.81
Shorts 330-200. A box configuration has not been viewed as the most aerodynamic of shapes since flat surfaces create drag. The aircraft is however good for skydiving.
AIRCRAFT RATING: E+
1975 0.14 0.08 0.38
1977 0.20 0.10 0.53
1979 0.23 0.13 0.67
1981 0.25 0.16 0.81
Shorts 360-300.Values of the 360-300 remain stable despite advancing age. There were approximately 165 ordered and a surprising number remain in service not least with the US forest Service and Air Cargo Carriers. The structure was always meant to last and lack of pressurization is a plus as it reduces fatigue.
AIRCRAFT RATING E+
1987 0.50 0.37 1.73
1989 0.52 0.38 1.78
1991 0.55 0.39 1.83

 

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