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Passenger Turboprop Aircraft by World Region – In Service and On Order

Turboprop Migration While passenger turboprop aircraft fleets are smaller when compared to jet aircraft, there are still many in service Asia/Pacific region accounts for most followed by North America and Europe But, a migration is underway; the Asia/Pacific region has about 30% of the in-service passenger turboprops in service but near 70% of the total […]

Who Needs the Middle of the Market Aircraft More?

Boeing formerly dominated the MoM sector with 757s and 767s; in 1998 Boeing had 75% of this market Today, Airbus now has a 60% to 40% advantage over Boeing thanks to A321/A330-200,300s Since 2010, Airbus has grown its MoM aircraft from 1,400 in-service airplanes to about 2,900 while Boeing went from 1,550 to 2,000 Airbus […]

Where Lease Rates are Going in a Higher Interest Rate Environment

  Interest Rates and Lease Rentals per month correlate strongly against one another and are positive in orientation (as interest rates increase, lease rentals also increase) Using A320-200 new build aircraft (years 1998 to 2017), adjusted monthly lease rates using CPI; thus adjustment is in 2017 US dollars Overlaid lease rates with one-year Libor rates […]

Percentage of World Widebody Aircraft Backlog for Middle Eastern Airlines

What Goes Up Must Come Down Middle East order backlog for widebody aircraft now totals about 700 aircraft. The order backlog in this region has risen rapidly from ten years ago and now represents about 30% of worldwide widebody aircraft orders. Of significance is the relationship between oil price and orders for widebody airplanes. As […]

Narrowbody Aircraft Rule the Roost

Narrowbody aircraft dominate the commercial aircraft landscape in absolute fleet terms As of April 2017, there are almost 16,000 NB aircraft in service worldwide with an order backlog of almost 11,000, a record number Widebody and regional jet aircraft are diminished in comparison And, the disparity is likely to get larger: the backlog of NBs […]

Passenger and Air Cargo growth strong and sustained

Passenger and Air Cargo growth strong and sustained Both passenger and cargo traffic registering robust growth over last four years Passenger traffic has averaged 6.1% growth during past 50 months; cargo, 4.8% All major world regions with strong growth performance Main drivers of growth continue to be economic, market liberalization, and global trade However, some […]