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Aircraft Archive: Dornier DO328
Expansion of Operating Stabilizes Rentals
The market for the turboprop operating lease continues to be expand as investors appreciate the sometimes greater margins that are available. The expansion of the operating lease will eventually lead to greater competition, thereby potentially impacting lease rentals. However, the current leasing market for turboprops perhaps can be equated to…

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October 7, 2013
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Rentals of Newer Turboprops Retain Integrity
The rates for older turboprops may have weakened but those for newer are remaining stable. The rates for newer turboprops appear to have peaked and are unlikely to rise any further unless there is a significant change in interest rates. The operating lease in the turboprop sector is gaining ground…

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June 17, 2013
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Weaker Rates for Older Turboprops
While the rates for turboprops are in general remaining steady, the older examples are facing some weakness. The operating lease is not so prevalent as in the jet market with finance leases and loans perhaps being used to a greater extent. The independent lessors are focusing on the newer aircraft…

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March 25, 2013
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Turboprop Lease Rentals Remain Stable
The age profile of the turboprop fleet may be increasing but this has not proved to be an obstacle to keeping lease rentals at reasonable levels. The appetite for the leasing of turboprops is increasing as lessors recognize that the market segment offers advantages over some other sectors. The reconfiguration…

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December 3, 2012
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Turboprop Lease Rentals Buck Downward Trend
Lease rentals of mainline jets continue to face downward pressures but those for turboprops remain resilient. The turboprop manufacturers continue to manage a reasonable rather than substantive backlog which suggests that operators are sourcing capacity from the used market. The operators of turboprops are in any event, usually more restrained…

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September 24, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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