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Values of Turboprops Remain Stable Despite Fuel
The lower price of fuel, which should seemingly allow operators to fly regional jets more efficiently, has not had an impact on the values of turboprops as demand for used equipment remains robust. The turboprop market is one that is largely ignored by the air transport community primarily as the…

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March 7, 2016
AVN
Newer Turboprop Rentals Remain Stable
The newer aircraft types such as the Dash8-300, -400, ATR42-500, ATR72-500/-600 are the more easily placed. Other types of turboprops are leased but a finance lease or traditional finance agreement are used more extensively. While deliveries are not on the scale of the jet sector, there continues to be a…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
Turboprop Rentals Focus on New Types
While the leasing of turboprops remains profitable for lessors it is notable that such leasing tends to focus on the newer aircraft types such as the Dash8-300, -400, ATR42-500, ATR72-500/-600 as these can be more easily placed. Other types of turboprops are leased but a finance lease or traditional finance…

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September 21, 2015
AVN
Values of Turboprops Benefit from Leasing
The rise in interest in leasing of turboprop aircraft is having a beneficial effect on values as remarketing becomes easier. For the ATR72-500 Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has become a major player in the leasing of the aircraft. Safair also lease some aircraft as does ATR and GECAS. Jet Airways…

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September 7, 2015
AVN
Turboprop Rentals Remain Profitable
Lease rates remain at sufficient levels to allow lessors to generate the profits they need, sometimes better than those for mainline jets which are being squeezed by competitive pressures. The primary vehicles for vanilla operating leases remain the stalwart favorites of the ATR42/ATR72 and the Dash 8, notably the -300…

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June 15, 2015
AVN
Turboprop Rentals Remain Stable
Lease rates for turboprops may be at their peak but this developed into a plateau rather than a cycle. The lease rentals being secured are not stable but are generating considerable profits for the lessors who have been able and willing to plunder this hitherto ignored segment of the market…

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March 23, 2015
AVN
Values of Used Turboprops Remain Strong
The lower price of fuel has done nothing to quell the demand for used turboprops and indeed for new examples. Lower fuel prices generally mean that jets become more efficient over shorter sector lengths but operators cannot build their fleet plans around a temporary fall in jet fuel pricing. The…

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February 23, 2015
AVN
Turboprop Rentals Continue to Generate Profits
While there may not be much opportunity for lessors to upscale lease rentals, at current levels the rates are generating more than an adequate return. Shorter terms to less creditworthy lessees is a means by which lease rentals can be improved but such higher rates inevitably reflect the higher risk.…

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December 1, 2014
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