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Engine Life Limited Parts Remain Major Cost Item for Operators
The cost of the life limited parts continues to be a major cost item for operators and even with the recent agreement between the CFM and IATA over the use of PMA parts, the current situation will likely not change in the near term. Engine technology has advanced significantly from…

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December 10, 2018
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Turboprop Rentals Under Pressure
The market for the leasing of turboprops continues to center on the larger and more modern types. In contrast to the commercial jet sector, the proportion of the turboprop fleet that can be reasonably be expected to be suitable for a vanilla operating lease is small. A significant proportion, if…

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December 10, 2018
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Airframe-Engine Combination Still Critical as Last BA RR B767 Scrappedn
While the importance of brand loyalty in terms of engine choice has lost much of its significance due to the move away from in-house overhaul capabilities, the selection of the airframe/airframe combination continues to have an effect on residual values. British Airways has retired its last B767-300ER which are powered…

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December 10, 2018
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Freighter Values Have Potential to Rise
Airfreight traffic during 2018 has settled down to more realistic levels but at least there continues to be a trend towards growth rather than stagnation and the thawing of trade relations between the U.S. and China may provide a boost for traffic flows which require the large freighter aircraft. The…

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December 10, 2018
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Scope Research Highlights Vulnerability of Aircraft Values
Older Types Face Prospect of Higher Declines When Weakness Occurs Research from Scope Ratings GmbH shows that far from experiencing the three percent annual fall illustrated in EETC offerings, the more usual decline is approximately nine percent annum, rising to nearly 25 percent when a shock to the market occurs.…

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December 10, 2018
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
A350-900 Market Presence. As of the end of October 2018 a total of 890 orders had been placed for the A350. The orderbook has undergone a notable increase since 2013 when some 600 had been ordered. The customer base is extensive at 45 including seven lessors and private operators. The…

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December 10, 2018
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Disappointing E2 Orders Could Impact Residual Values
The recent service entry of the Embraer E2 should be the occasion for celebration but at present the limited number of orders for the type and the uncertainty with respect to the takeover by Boeing provides for a measure of uncertainty with respect to current and future market values. In…

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December 10, 2018
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Values Strong As Engines Continue to Turn
With the delivery rate having much improved since service entry and with the type receiving good reviews from operators, values are remaining stable. While many B787-9s have been grounded due to problems with the Trent engines, the Rolls-Royce engine variant used on the A350-900 is thus far performing well. However,…

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December 10, 2018
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