Boeing produced a total of 156 Boeing 717-200 jets over the course of 7 years. With only 156 Boeing 717 airplanes out in the market (actually 155 as the first one was decommissioned), there is limited availability of aircraft available for lease. A Boeing 717-200 for lease may be available from some operators who do not need the aircraft. In 2020, the market for the Boeing 717-200 dramatically changed as it was noted that Delta Air Lines was looking at removing the aircraft from its fleet and Volotea removed the aircraft from its fleet. Delta is leasing 88 Boeing 717 indirectly from Boeing Commercial Capital. If you are looking to lease the jet, please take a look at the We Can Help section for information on how FlyRadius can help you obtain a lease.
As of 2019, the Boeing 717-200 had become a very popular aircraft among operators. The airlines that have them were holding on to them, which made it very difficult to lease one of the jets. In 2020, the market changed due to COVID-19 restructuring. Many airlines, including Delta, are removing the aircraft from their fleet. Below is information on some of the leasing companies and the state of the 717 market.
The Main Leasing Companies
Boeing Commercial Capital and Falko Regional Aircraft are the two main organizations that lease the Boeing 717-200 jet. Pembroke Aviation was another company that leased Boeing 717 aircraft, and it looks like they were leasing a few aircraft up to 2019. If you are looking to lease those aircraft, those are a few of the firms that have the aircraft and are leasing them to airlines. The 717 had become a very popular aircraft prior to COVID-19, and the airlines that had them did not want to let go of them. That has changed as airlines have had to reduce their fleets and focus on flying new aircraft with better operating costs.
Boeing 717-200 For Lease Cost / Price
FlyRadius has seen valuations for a monthly lease at $64,000 to $95,000 (MyAirTrade) for a Boeing 717 jet. Lease terms are likely to be very favorable due to the impact that COVID-19 has had on aviation.
All of Delta Air Lines’ 88 Boeing 717-200 are likely to be on the market and available for lease. It looks like Delta is not moving their 717s. Voletea's Boeing 717-200s are likely be on the market as they are no longer operating the jet and they have mostly been moved to Victorville, CA (KVCV). They had 19 of them leased from Boeing Commercial Capital and Falko. Voletea's exit from the B717-200 represents a rare opportunity to acquire the jet. The jet has not been available for several years.
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If you are looking to lease Boeing 717-200 jets, we can help to get them for you. Please contact us here and we can work with you to secure the planes and support package for your airline.
Historic Leasing Details
17 Boeing 717-200 airplanes were supposed to be on the market in 2017, as Volotea, one of the operators of the jet, had publicly announced that they would be removing the aircraft from their fleet. The company ended up only removing two 717s from their fleet. Both of those aircraft were picked up by Hawaiian Airlines and leased to them by Boeing Commercial Capital.
Turkmenistan Airlines has stored all of their Boeing 717-200 planes, and the future of those aircraft are unknown.
Blue1 was a SAS Group company was providing wet leasing of the Boeing 717 jet; however, the company was divested/closed in 2015. They were also offering charter services with the Boeing 717-200. In 2012, Delta Air Lines leased 88 Boeing 717-200s from Southwest / AirTran Airways. Those jets are a significant amount of 717s that represent over 50 percent of the total 717-200 jets produced. The full terms and pricing of the Boeing 717-200 lease deal were not announced; however, Southwest has provided information on the costs of leasing these 717s to Delta. Southwest has estimated that it will cost them $154 million dollars (USD) to pay for certain upgrade costs. Southwest is paying for painting the jets into Delta's livery and maintenance as part of a "lease incentive" to Delta. Based on this information leasing a Boeing 717-200 may have a lower cost if the company needs to move them off their fleet.
Learn More About the Boeing 717
You can learn more on about sales of the jet on our Boeing 717-200 for sale page.
If your company has a Boeing 717-200 for lease, contact our aviation resources team to get your 717 listed here at no cost. You can also contact us if you have any questions about the 717 or aviation.
Above Boeing 717-200 Jet Photo by by Airwim on Wikimedia Commons. Photo (only) released under the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2. In 2016, Delta has acquired all of AirTran's 717s under a lease and sublease agreement from Southwest Airlines.
Other Names for the Boeing 717-200 For Lease
The Boeing 717-200 commercial jet aircraft has a few different names that it is called by. The names show up because of different variations that are used for different purposes. The following is a list of them:
- Boeing B-717-200 For Lease: The FAA and FSB use this name for the 717-200 aircraft in many of their reports regarding the airplane. Sometimes others call it the B717-200 For Lease without a dash between the B and 7.
- Boeing B712 For Lease: B712 is the ICAO code for the airplane that is used by air traffic controllers, airlines and others. More information on this will be posted later.
- Boeing 717 For Lease (with out the -200): Many call the 717-200 just the 717, which is the main aircraft program the plane is in (the only plane in the 717 program). 717 is also the IATA code for the jet aircraft.