Lease Rate Up-tick, Spares Glut Slows 737NG Part-outs

By Sean Broderick
Source: AWIN First

The mid-life widebody twin market is a bit more complex, Seymour says. Parts brokers point to aircraft like the Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 as being in-demand for tear-downs. But unlike 737NGS or A320s, which compete against vintages of themselves, many of the older widebody twins are playing valuable roles by supplanting less-efficient aircraft of a similar age, like Boeing 747-400s and Airbus A340s.

“It does come down to the economic situation,” Seymour says. “If lessors and airlines are happy with their 777s and will keep them going, I don’t know where those donor aircraft are going to come from.”

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