777-300ER, 737-800 top Airfinance Journal poll; A330, A320 close behind

Boeing’s 777-300ER once again topped the poll by aviation financial trade magazine Airfinance Journal, which has been doing the polling for as long as we can remember.

On a scale of 0-5, the 777 ranked 4.2, followed closely (but under 4.0) by the Airbus A330-200 and A330-300.

AFJ polls investors who finance or buy airplanes for their preferences.

Gary Liebowitz of Wells Fargo Securities published the rankings in his latest Liebo’s Leasing Letter.

The rankings are:

  1. 777-300ER, 4.2
  2. A330-200, 3.7
  3. A330-300, 3.6
  4. 777-200ER, 3.3
  5. 767-300ER, 2.6
  6. A380, 2.3
  7. 747-400, 2.2
  8. 767-400ER, 2.0

(Note: the Wells Fargo data was in a bar chart and we eyeballed the actual numbers; we might be off by a fraction but the rankings are close enough to get the drift.)

Liebo’s Letter didn’t list AFJ’s narrow-body rankings but Boeing’s 737-800 historically has been the favorite followed by the Airbus A320.

We just received the entire list:

NARROWBODY AND WIDEBODY JETS OVERALL
737-800 4.95
A320 4.70
777-300ER 4.20
A330-200 3.80
A330-300 3.75
A321 3.70
737-700 3.68
A319 3.65
777-200ER 3.30
777-200LR 3.10
737-900ER 3.05
767-300ER 2.63
A380 2.33
747-400 2.25
767-400ER 2.00
A340-600 1.80
A340-500 1.70
737-600 1.63
767-200ER 1.63
A318 1.37
REGIONAL JETS – OVERALL
E190 3.68
E195 3.58
Q400 3.39
ATR72-500 2.95
E175 2.79
E170 2.74
CRJ900 2.61
ATR42-500 2.42
CRJ700 2.28
CRJ705 2.17
E145 1.63
CRJ200 1.56
E140 1.50

Source: Airfinance Journal research

Boeing and Airbus evenly share the Top 10, with five aircraft each.

For regional aircraft, the larger, 100-110 seat Embraer E-190/195 rank highest while the piggy A318 in the same category (and a double shrink of the mainline A320) ranks last among mainline jets.

;k;k


5 Comments on “777-300ER, 737-800 top Airfinance Journal poll; A330, A320 close behind

  1. What metric does this actually test?

    Best relation for purchase price versus achievable leasing rate?
    Least hassle?
    Something else?

  2. Uwe :
    What metric does this actually test?
    Best relation for purchase price versus achievable leasing rate?
    Least hassle?
    Something else?

    This reflects to some extent what the airlines currently want most and pay best leases for, at least that is my guess. The dominance of narrowbodies reflects the orders we have seen at Farnbourough.
    I am a bit surprised that the A321 leads the B737-900ER by a margin, while B737-700 and A319 are rated nearly equal.

  3. +++ Breaking News +++
    Airbus in talks with China for monster order, 150 aircraft worth over $16 billion

    Airbus SAS is in talks with Chinese authorities and companies for an order for 150 planes worth $16 billion at catalogue prices, French daily La Tribune reported, citing unidentified people.

    The contract would at a minimum include a firm order for 150 planes, comprising 120 A320s, 20 A330s and 10 A350s, according to La Tribune. The firm order could be for more than 200 planes, to which options on more planes might be added, La Tribune said.

    An agreement may be announced in November when Chinese President Hu Jintao visits France, the newspaper said.

    Source:
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-13/airbus-china-discuss-16-billion-150-airplane-order-la-tribune-reports.html

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