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Author Topic: Buyback of a lease plane  (Read 275 times)

Offline Cammellodacorsa

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Buyback of a lease plane
« on: April 21, 2015, 08:59:14 AM »
Does it makes sense to buy a already leased plane?

I cannot find really profitable routes and I have some cash flow that is worth to be used. I'm thinking to buy some of my Airbus 319 leased with a 4 years plan.

What do you suggest?


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Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Buyback of a lease plane
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 10:56:51 AM »
though part is, if you still have 4 years of loan to pay, it can cost you more than a brand new plane.

I happened to buy a few of my CRJs in the previous GW3, but usually near the end of their lease(which mean I begin to bite the bullet of the D-Check...) But it's often better to but a used plane - if available - when the old plane ends up lease. For an A319, the used market is not always nice, therefore maybe you'll have to bite the bullet anyways.

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Re: Buyback of a lease plane
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 03:01:39 PM »
So, the idea could be to buy a used or new airplane when the leased one is going to end is lease and swap schedule, could be?

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Re: Buyback of a lease plane
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 08:34:07 AM »
So, the idea could be to buy a used or new airplane when the leased one is going to end is lease and swap schedule, could be?

That was my plan. I did it with my CRJs first, and later replacing them with A148s. Always at the end of the 7.5 years lease to avoid paying the D-Check. I had around 150 leased CRJs, which I all replaced by bought planes in a 10 years timespan. Count 700K$ for D-Check number 1 of a CRJ in the 2010s. That's 1B$ or so of spared expenses for those 10 years.

There is another detail I forgot to talk about : moving prices. A319s tend to have their prices skyrocket year after year(it's such a good plane, everyone wants them). I you buy it now at 50M$ when it's 4 years old, but the new plane already costs 90M$(I'm not in your game world, I cannot check), then it's really worth it buying it.

 

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