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:
(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|
|REGIONAL JETS – OVERALL|
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.