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Aircraft Archive: de Havilland DHC8-100B
Turboprop Rentals Remain on Even Keel
Turboprop rentals, though still comparatively weak, at least reached the bottom of the cycle some months ago. Lease rentals of turboprops have fallen over the last few years to such low levels that a further decline is unlikely, except perhaps for the newest aircraft. The sustained hike in fuel prices…

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March 8, 2004
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Turboprop Rentals Achieve Measure of Stability
Even though the number of turboprops on the market continues to remain at surplus levels, lease rates for most types have achieved a measure of stability. The leveling of rentals is a reflection of the considerable decline in rentals over the last few years rather than due to any significant…

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November 17, 2003
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Turboprop Rentals Remain Under Pressure
The supply of turboprops outweighs demand such that lease rentals continue to face weakness. While there remain pockets of demand, regional jets are still being delivered in sufficient quantity to displace turboprops. The disposal en masse of some 10 to 20 turboprops by a single operator usually requires re-absorption by…

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September 8, 2003
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Smaller Turboprop Rentals Face Turbulent Times
The combination of regional jet replacement and higher passenger weights have conspired to place further pressure on the lease rentals of smaller turboprops, though perhaps values are being affected to a greater extent by these factors. With a permanent surplus in evidence, placement is proving difficult for those examples in…

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May 19, 2003
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Rental Levels Reflect Sustained Weakness
The continued weakness of the U.S. market remains a major concern for turboprop rentals. The rapid reduction in the number of new turboprops being built has not provided much relief for the used turboprop market. During 2002 a total of only 26 new orders (24 net of cancellations) for turboprops…

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February 10, 2003
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