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Mid Life Turboprops Experience Stability
The latest financial results from turboprop and regional jet specialist lessor, Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), points to a still strong sector – and resilient lease rentals. The sustained low price of fuel would expect regional jets to become more popular, reducing the sector length at which jets become more efficient.…

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October 3, 2016
AVN
Lease Rentals Continue to Focus on Newer Types
For the last five years, lessors have preferred to focus on the new turboprops which offer lesser risk and the prospect of greater returns. The older turboprops tend to be acquired via more traditional financing methods than the operating lease. Seeking to write down the capital cost is therefore more…

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June 13, 2016
AVN
Older Turboprops Not So Easy to Place
  With a great many older turboprops still flying it would be expected that the vanilla lease would be relatively common. However, for the last five years, lessors have instead preferred to focus on the new turboprops which offer lesser risk and the prospect of greater returns. The older turboprops…

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April 18, 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
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