FOR CURRENT &
FUTURE AIRCRAFT VALUES

Turboprop Values “Straight & Level”

February 15, 2021

The market for turboprops has some volatility but in general is reasonably stable with aircraft being traded and moved between operators.

De Havilland (Longview Aviation Capital having acquired the brand in June 2019) is considering pausing production of the Dash8-400 but with less than 20 aircraft on backlog such a move is not surprising, particularly in the context of used availability. There are some 2,700 turboprops in active service bur this needs to be viewed alongside the 1,630 that are in storage. Another 150 are undergoing maintenance. The last three months has seen some 300 more turboprops return to active service with 130 in the last month. Consequently, the domestic/regional markets that operate turboprops have been impacted by the Covid Event just as much as the jet sector. The issue is just how quickly the aircraft will see service again given that there were a significant number in storage even before the Covid Event. Fortunately, in contrast to the jet segment, the production of new aircraft is limited. There are under 200 turboprop orders yet to be fulfilled comprising 168 for the ATR products (128 are for the ATR72-600) and 18 Dash8-400s. The domestic and regional markets have been portrayed as being less affected with the U.S. domestic market in particular showing some resilience. However, the turboprops are still used extensively in Europe and Asia and with borders essentially closed and travel restricted, the turboprop market has not escaped.

The future market (not base – AVAC does not produce abstract base values) values – three and seven years hence from October 31st 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 October 31st 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.

 

 

YEAR October 2020CURRENT VALUE FUTURE VALUE
MID LOW HIGH 2024 2027
ATR42-300. The market for the -300 has been sporadic for a decade or more not least because operators have moved onto to either larger or newer equipment. The freighter segment has proved popular but this has not prevented weakness. There are nearly 90 -300s in active service but another 65 are inactive. Nearly half of those in active service are in a freighter role while the majority that are inactive are passenger aircraft.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1985 0.62 0.52 0.93
1987 0.68 0.57 1.02
1989 0.74 0.62 1.11
1991 0.80 0.67 1.20
1993 0.86 0.72 1.29
1995 0.92 0.77 1.38 0.61
1997 0.98 0.82 1.47 0.66
ATR42-320.Of the sub -320 group there are nearly 40 in service but nearly as many again are inactive. Only six more have been added to the active fleet in the last three months illustrating that the recovery is limited. The freighter role has been the mainstay of this subfleet for many years and will remain so given the demand for internet services. The arrival of a production freighter from ATR has not impacted values.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D++
1988 0.60 0.38 0.87
1990 0.70 0.44 1.01
1992 0.79 0.50 1.15
1994 0.89 0.56 1.29
1996 0.98 0.62 1.43 0.63
ATR42-400. The -400 is powered by PWC121A engines offering slightly better performance for those who have specific operational requirements.
AIRCRAFT RATING D++
1996 1.06 0.67 1.53 0.64
ATR42-500.The production of new ATR42s continues to allow operators to upgrade from earlier versions such as the -500. The -500 is now over 25 years of age but in many ways the type is still viewed as current which is possibly because the manufacturers have only implemented incremental improvements in the last two decades. There are unfortunately just as many -500s that are not in service as there are in service which shows that the Covid Event has impacted the 50 seaters.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C-
1995 1.34 0.98 1.87 0.77
1997 1.94 1.42 2.72 1.32
1999 2.54 1.86 3.56 1.76 1.19
2001 3.15 2.30 4.40 2.20 1.51
2003 3.75 2.74 5.25 2.65 1.84
2005 4.35 3.18 6.09 3.12 2.18
2007 4.96 3.62 6.94 3.61 2.55
2009 5.56 4.06 7.78 4.12 2.94
2011 6.16 4.50 8.62 4.67 3.37
ATR42-600.As has been seen in the jet sector, it is the newer aircraft that are more favored and remain in service. There are nearly 50 -600s in service but only ten that are inactive. The newer -600 is more expensive in terms of parking when it comes to fixed costs and flying is more efficient even if load factors are low. There are few operators of the -600 and they are used on routes that cannot necessarily be served or ignored.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C
2012 7.23 6.14 8.38 5.72 4.16
2014 8.68 7.37 10.06 7.07 5.22
2016 10.12 8.60 11.74 8.56 6.44
2018 11.57 9.83 13.42 10.25 7.89
2020 13.02 11.06 15.10 11.99 9.49
ATR72-200.The vast majority of those ATR72-200s that are remaining in service are in the freighter role – 60 of the 76. But there are also 48 that are inactive of which over 30 are passenger aircraft.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1989 0.90 0.71 1.18
1991 0.97 0.76 1.26
1993 1.04 0.81 1.35
1995 1.11 0.87 1.44 0.57
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 0.95 0.64 1.28
1994 1.03 0.70 1.39
1996 1.11 0.76 1.50 0.71
1998 1.19 0.81 1.61 0.77 0.43
ATR72-210A.The slight improvement in performance is an important consideration for specific operators.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1997 1.39 0.94 1.80 0.87
ATR72-500.The -500 seemed to sell in good numbers but these pale against the surge in -600 activity. There are some 200 in active service but another 135 are inactive. However, it is noted that a number have been returned to service in the last three months. With values having fallen by some 20 percent due to the Covid Event, there has more recently been a measure of stability.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C++
1996 2.32 1.93 2.67 1.40
1998 2.97 2.46 3.41 1.88 1.09
2000 3.61 3.00 4.15 2.37 1.46
2002 4.25 3.53 4.89 2.88 1.84
2004 4.90 4.06 5.63 3.39 2.23
2006 5.54 4.60 6.37 3.93 2.65
2008 6.18 5.13 7.11 4.48 3.09
2010 6.82 5.66 7.85 5.06 3.56
2012 7.47 6.20 8.59 5.69 4.08
ATR72-600.A good aircraft that still seems set to remain a tour de force for some time to come given the reluctance to develop a new aircraft. Yet, by the end of the decade a new model may be developed featuring much more innovative engine technology which was part of the arrangement when the French state financed the aerospace industry due to Covid. There are 400 in active service but another 150 are inactive which is a concern particularly as production continues.
AIRCRAFT RATING: B–
2011 8.47 7.62 9.10 6.60 4.85
2013 10.42 9.38 11.20 8.41 6.34
2015 12.38 11.14 13.31 10.37 8.03
2017 14.33 12.90 15.41 12.34 9.80
2019 16.29 14.66 17.51 14.14 11.57
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 0.28 0.17 1.11
1985 0.32 0.20 1.27
1987 0.36 0.23 1.44
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.The values of the Beech 1900D have been relatively stable and can sometimes be much higher than might be expected, particularly those in good condition. The values have been impacted by the Covid Event by nearly 20 percent but may recover as the market improves. After all there is no new production.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D++
1992 1.11 0.75 2.23
1994 1.32 0.88 2.63
1996 1.52 1.02 3.04 0.08
1998 1.72 1.15 3.44 0.09 0.03
2000 1.92 1.29 3.85 0.10 0.04
2002 2.13 1.42 4.25 0.11 0.05
DHC6-300.The values of the Dash6 seem to be holding relatively steady as the type is used on routes that still need to be served. Yet, there are a good many tourist routes not least in the Maldives and other tourist focused islands. At least there is no expectation of a further fall and values may already be in the process of recovering.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C++
1969 1.33 0.87 2.66
1971 1.48 0.96 2.95
1973 1.62 1.05 3.24
1975 1.77 1.15 3.53
1977 1.91 1.24 3.82
1979 2.06 1.34 4.11
1981 2.20 1.43 4.40
1983 2.35 1.53 4.69
1985 2.49 1.62 4.98
1987 2.64 1.71 5.27
DASH8-100.There are just as many that are inactive than there are in active service which reflects the use of the aircraft on international services and the limited demand in the domestic arena. Nearly 70 have been scrapped already. The net fall in value at just under 25 percent is notable although there can be considerable variation in pricing due to condition and maintenance status.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D
1984 1.02 0.61 2.54
1986 1.10 0.66 2.76
1988 1.19 0.71 2.97
1990 1.28 0.77 3.19
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 2.11 1.37 3.59
1994 2.12 1.38 3.60
1996 2.13 1.38 3.62 1.49
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 2.72 1.77 4.48 1.95
1999 2.83 1.84 4.67 2.05 1.46
2001 2.94 1.91 4.86 2.16 1.54
DASH8-100BThe B version provides slightly better performance and will therefore be in demand by some operators.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1992 2.11 1.37 4.00
1994 2.16 1.40 4.10
1996 2.21 1.43 4.19 1.57
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 2.75 1.79 5.23 1.95
1999 2.88 1.87 5.48 2.07 1.45
2001 3.02 1.96 5.73 2.18 1.54
DASH8-200A. There are some 70 of all -200s in active service and 30 that are inactive which is a reasonable proportion not least because of the age profile of the aircraft. The -200 type offers improved performance over the -100. 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 2.21 1.44 4.20
1994 2.29 1.49 4.35
1996 2.37 1.54 4.50 1.71
DASH8Q-200A.The fitment of a new interior and reduction in vibration provided new levels of passenger comfort.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1997 2.77 1.80 5.26 2.01
1999 2.94 1.91 5.58 2.15 1.51
2001 3.10 2.02 5.89 2.30 1.62
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 2.21 1.40 4.04
1994 2.29 1.45 4.19
1996 2.37 1.50 4.34 1.71
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 2.80 1.82 5.32 2.04
1999 3.01 1.96 5.72 2.22 1.56
2001 3.22 2.09 6.12 2.39 1.70
DASH8-300.The 50 seater still has a major role to play. In terms of all -300 variants there are some 160 in active service with another 80 that are inactive. Some of these may be in maintenance but few will actually be parked and listed as being available for sale or lease. The values of the -300 have suffered during Covid but not as much as mainline jets. 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 1.49 0.97 2.67
1990 1.51 0.98 2.72
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 2.19 1.53 3.83
1994 2.23 1.56 3.91
1996 2.27 1.59 3.98 1.60
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 3.44 2.41 6.20 2.45
1999 3.67 2.57 6.61 2.64 1.85
2001 3.90 2.73 7.01 2.83 2.00
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 2.63 1.92 4.60
1994 2.68 1.96 4.70
1996 2.74 2.00 4.79 1.94
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.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C-
1997 3.43 2.47 6.01 2.56
1999 3.84 2.77 6.72 2.89 2.05
2001 4.25 3.06 7.43 3.23 2.30
2003 4.65 3.35 8.14 3.58 2.57
2005 5.06 3.64 8.85 3.94 2.85
2007 5.47 3.93 9.56 4.32 3.15
DASH8Q-400De Havilland is discussing the possibility that already limited production will be temporarily halted. There are only 18 left on the orderbook which makes for less than economic production rates. A rate of at least 20 per annum is needed to make production economic as anything less will not secure the quantity discounts from suppliers.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C
2000 3.28 2.79 3.52 2.14 1.30
2002 4.26 3.62 4.58 2.90 1.87
2004 5.25 4.46 5.64 3.68 2.47
2006 6.23 5.30 6.70 4.48 3.10
2008 7.22 6.13 7.76 5.32 3.76
2010 8.20 6.97 8.82 6.20 4.48
2012 9.19 7.81 9.88 7.15 5.27
DASH8Q-400NGThe market for the Dash8 was already struggling before Covid not least because of the FlyBe collapse. Some of these aircraft have been acquired for onward use but there remain a good many that are not only inactive but also up for sale. There are 350 in active service but another 228 are inactive. This represents a significant number. At least 60 are being advertised for sale or lease. Consequently the values of the aircraft have suffered over and above that attributed to the Covid Event. 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.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C
2010 8.36 7.11 8.99 6.49 4.77
2012 9.67 8.22 10.40 7.73 5.81
2014 10.98 9.33 11.80 9.07 6.97
2016 12.29 10.45 13.21 10.51 8.27
2018 13.60 11.56 14.62 11.84 9.57
2020 14.91 12.67 16.03 13.01 10.86
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 0.38 0.26 1.13
1990 0.45 0.30 1.34
1992 0.52 0.35 1.56
BAe J41. There were only a limited number of J41s built and the market remains difficult.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D+
1992 0.64 0.44 1.92
1994 0.68 0.46 2.03
1996 0.71 0.48 2.13
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. There are only 13 freighters in service but there are another 19 that are inactive which is a surprise in the context of exceptional demand for freighter aircraft but West Atlantic only operates a relative few.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C-
1988 1.46 1.07 2.92
1990 1.50 1.10 3.00
1992 1.54 1.13 3.09
CASA 212-200.There are few examples in existence and values have long been variable due to condition and registration.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D–
1980 0.09 0.06 0.31
1982 0.14 0.09 0.49
1984 0.19 0.13 0.68
1986 0.25 0.16 0.86
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 0.43 0.28 1.07
1989 0.54 0.35 1.35
1991 0.65 0.42 1.62
1993 0.76 0.49 1.89
1995 0.87 0.56 2.17 0.03
1997 0.98 0.64 2.44 0.03
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 1.13 0.80 2.82
1990 1.21 0.86 3.02
1992 1.28 0.91 3.21
1994 1.36 0.97 3.41
1996 1.44 1.02 3.60
1998 1.52 1.08 3.80
Dornier Do228-100.There are over 200 Do228s remaining in active service versus 70 that are inactive. The aircraft is used on domestic service but of course a large number are also used by Indian Air Force and Navy and with the tensions with China, these will be well used. In terms of commercial operators there are a number of operators using one or two aircraft and most of these are in service.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D-
1982 0.12 0.08 0.48
1984 0.18 0.13 0.73
1986 0.24 0.17 0.98
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 0.28 0.19 0.96
1984 0.38 0.27 1.33
1986 0.49 0.34 1.70
1988 0.59 0.42 2.08
1990 0.70 0.49 2.44
1992 0.80 0.56 2.81
1994 0.91 0.64 3.19
1996 1.02 0.71 3.56 0.69
1998 1.12 0.79 3.93 0.77 0.52
Dornier 328-110There are nearly as many inactive as there are active thus making it apparent that this continues to be a difficult market.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D-
1992 0.98 0.68 2.54
1994 1.07 0.75 2.79
1996 1.17 0.82 3.04 0.79
1998 1.27 0.89 3.29 0.87 0.58
2000 1.36 0.95 3.54 0.94 0.63
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 0.07 0.48
1982 0.19 0.13 0.87
1984 0.28 0.18 1.25
1986 0.36 0.24 1.64
1988 0.45 0.29 2.02
Embraer EMB120RT Brasilia.The availability of the EMB120 has been an issue for many years and there are now as many active as inactive. The values of the aircraft have deteriorated due to Covid not least because it is expected that not all that are in storage will be returned to service as restrictions ease. 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 0.54 0.35 1.96
1987 0.62 0.40 2.21
1989 0.69 0.45 2.47
1991 0.76 0.49 2.72
1993 0.83 0.54 2.98
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 1.44 0.93 3.73
1996 1.50 0.98 3.91 1.02
1998 1.57 1.02 4.09 1.07 0.73
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 0.50 0.31 1.50
1991 0.56 0.34 1.65
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 fell by over 20 percent due to Covid but have since remained stable. There can be considerable variation in pricing with the location and country of registration an important determinant.
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 0.60 0.48 2.00
1991 0.65 0.53 2.20
Metro 23. The variation in pricing is notable with the country of registration playing an important role as moving aircraft can involve considerable cost. 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.
AIRCRAFT RATING: C–
1992 0.84 0.59 2.10
1994 0.98 0.69 2.45
1996 1.12 0.79 2.81 0.79
1998 1.27 0.89 3.17 0.90 0.61
2000 1.41 0.99 3.52 1.01 0.69
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 50-100There are more Fokker 50s which are inactive that are active. Nearly 70 have already been scrapped which is perhaps not a surprise in view of its age. The largest operator is the Singapore Air Force with nine units. A total of 195 were built with 59 now active and 70 inactive. Values inevitably fell due to Covid and may not recover to any great extent.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D–
1987 0.59 0.38 1.48
1989 0.60 0.39 1.49
1991 0.60 0.39 1.50
1993 0.60 0.39 1.51
1995 0.61 0.39 1.52 0.38
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 1.12 0.78 3.02
1995 1.26 0.88 3.39 0.85
Saab 340A.A total of 114 Saab 340s were built and now there are only 12 in active service with 57 that are inactive and 45 that have been scrapped. These statistics show why values of the type fell by more than 20 percent due to the Covid Event. 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 0.32 0.23 0.95
1986 0.32 0.23 0.95
1988 0.32 0.23 0.95
Saab 340B.The Saab 340B proved to be more popular with 292 eventually built of which 111 are active, 142 are inactive and 39 have been scrapped. Rex Regional Express of Australia are the largest operator and most of its fleet of 56 are in active service. Silver Airways is the next largest operator with 19 aircraft but only three are in active service. The type though has a number of smaller operators which has allowed movement even during the Covid Event.
AIRCRAFT RATING: D
1989 0.66 0.43 1.98
1991 0.71 0.46 2.13
1993 0.76 0.49 2.28
1995 0.81 0.53 2.43 0.55
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 1.18 0.77 2.95 0.83
1997 1.24 0.81 3.10 0.88
1999 1.30 0.85 3.26 0.93 0.63
Saab 2000.With only 63 ever built of which 23 are active and 32 are inactive, the sustained reduction in values is all too evident. The majority are no longer with commercial operators but are instead with such operators as the Pakistan Air Force. 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 1.17 0.78 2.93
1996 1.24 0.83 3.11 0.82
1998 1.31 0.88 3.28 0.88 0.59
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 0.12 0.07 0.32
1977 0.17 0.09 0.46
1979 0.22 0.12 0.61
1981 0.22 0.15 0.75
1983 0.28 0.18 0.89
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 0.15 0.08 0.41
1977 0.21 0.11 0.57
1979 0.25 0.14 0.72
1981 0.27 0.17 0.88
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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