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Ryanair Order Provides Little Solace for New Aircraft Pricing
Ryanair has once again taken advantage of the difficulties faced by manufacturers and placed orders for aircraft at the bottom of the price trough. The carrier has secured heavy discounts on a relatively modest number of firm orders, while pegging the future price on a far greater number of options.…

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February 10, 2003
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Threat of War Increases Pessimism over Current Values
The growing likelihood of war with Iraq is reducing the expectation of any substantial upswing in aircraft demand in the short term, resulting in further pessimism over the prospects for short-term values. Anticipating the actual effect of a war with Iraq on aircraft values is, however, proving problematic. The expectation…

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February 10, 2003
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Will Boeing's Switch to B7E7 Affect Widebody Freighter Values?
The switch by Boeing from the high speed Sonic Cruiser to the super efficient B7E7 has implications for the projected residual values of converted widebody freighters. The previous focus on speed and high yielding business passengers would have left little room for operators to fill the lower hold cargo space…

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February 10, 2003
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U.S. Woes Keep Freighter Fleet Values Grounded
Values of freighter aircraft have not risen more over the last quarter than those of their passenger counterparts. Though some airfreight sectors are continuing to demonstrate growth - the Asia-Pacific region, for example - the all-important U.S. sector remains a constraint to a global recovery. The buildup of the U.S.…

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February 10, 2003
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Rental Levels Reflect Sustained Weakness
The continued weakness of the U.S. market remains a major concern for turboprop rentals. The rapid reduction in the number of new turboprops being built has not provided much relief for the used turboprop market. During 2002 a total of only 26 new orders (24 net of cancellations) for turboprops…

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February 10, 2003
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B717 Values Fail to Inspire
The problems associated with finding customers and operators for the B717 over the course of nearly a decade are now legion. The Boeing B717-200, developed by McDonnell Douglas as the MD95, was specifically designed for the short-haul, high frequency 100-passenger airline market. The aircraft sought to make use of modern…

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February 10, 2003
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A340-600 Values Consolidated by Iberia Commitment
Values of widebodies continue to face testing times as orders have slowed to a trickle and appetite for used units has waned. The new A340-500/-600 variants have entered service during perhaps the worst downturn that the industry has experienced over the last 30 years. The demise of Swissair hasmeant that…

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February 10, 2003
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Minor U.S. Carriers Take Up Slack
Inevitably, and perhaps rightly, the plight of the U.S. majors continues to equate to that of the entire U.S. market, thereby depressing values. Yet the lesser known names in the U.S. air transport are acquiring aircraft, contrasting with the perception that weakness is endemic in all but the regional jet…

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February 10, 2003
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