Narrowbody Aircraft Retirements

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By Vincent Valery


June 15, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, LNA analyzed the accelerating widebody fleet streamlining by airlines. We now turn our attention to the narrowbody market.

Numerous airlines, including American and Lufthansa, announced the early retirement of single-aisle aircraft since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the retirement of entire narrowbody types has been a rarer occurrence among carriers.

LNA analyzes retirement prospects for Airbus A320, Boeing 737, 757, and MD80/90/717 family aircraft.

  • A market dominated by two types;
  • More variety among older aircraft in service;
  • Streamlining on core narrowbody fleets;
  • Regional breakdown for the oldest types in service.

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