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Aircraft Archive: ATR ATR42-500
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
AVN
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
AVN
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
AVN
Ending of ATR72-500 Production Fails to Dent Values
The ending of ATR72-500 production in 2012 has not affected the current or future values of the types as the arrival of the ATR72-600 represents an evolutionary rather than revolutionary replacement. The year 2012 will see the ending of ATR72-500 production in favor of the -600. Residual values of the…

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December 5, 2011
AVN
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
AVN
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
AVN
Turboprop Residuals Face Threat of New Types
The market for turboprops is currently stable due in no small part to only incremental improvement in the design of the existing models. However, in the medium term this will change with the inevitable development of new aircraft. The narrowbody jet market is in a state of flux as a…

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August 29, 2011
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Proposed 90 Seat Turboprops No Threat to Existing Residuals - Yet
Both ATR and Bombardier have yet to firm up plans for a new larger turboprop and as such values of the existing ATR72-500 and Dash8Q-400 are unaffected. The principal driver for the launch of a new larger turboprop will stem from a declining backlog for existing models; the availability of…

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June 6, 2011
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