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North American Filings Continue to Buffet Values
Prospect of Further Fall in Values If American Files For Chapter 11 The combination of the war in Iraq, the SARS virus and general economic malaise has caused a number of notable North American airlines to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, potentially leading to an increase in availability of…

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April 21, 2003
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New Level Emerges for Residual Values
A recovery in values recouping the declines since Sept. 11, 2001, is now sufficiently unlikely as to confirm the permanent downward shift in current and residual values. The contrast between list prices and single unit values is now much more evident than two years ago. A baseline discount of some…

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April 21, 2003
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SARS Outbreak To Have A Greater Impact on Values Than Iraq War
With the situation in the Middle East having essentially been resolved, the effect of a prolonged outbreak of SARS on values has now taken on greater significance. While the conflict in the Gulf has served to delay new bookings, trips booked prior to military action have mostly been undertaken. Airlines…

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April 21, 2003
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Regional Jet Values Edge Lower
After managing to resist most of the downward pressure affecting the majority of aircraft, values of regional jets are now beginning to edge lower. The difficulties of the all important U.S. market continue to cause problems for the major operators, translating into uncertainty for the regional airlines. Initially enjoying the…

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April 21, 2003
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Newer Narrowbody Rentals Avoid Jitters
Rentals of the newer and popular narrowbodies continue to enjoy a measure of stability in what remains a very turbulent environment. While the problems of North American carriers are a cause for concern in terms of potentially resulting in the placement of new narrowbodies onto the used market in large…

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April 21, 2003
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SARS Starts to Infect A330-300 Values
While the repercussions of the conflict in Iraq are beginning to recede, those attributable to the virus outbreak in South East Asia are taking on greater significance. The new SARS virus is affecting traffic growth in the Far East, a market that has been enjoying a measure of success over…

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April 21, 2003
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CFM DAC Loses Premium
As a result of market aversion and few new take-ups, the premium previously applied to values of CFM56-powered A320 family members featuring the CFMI double annular combustor (DAC) no longer appears appropriate. The DAC incorporated in the CFM56-5B1/2P (A321), CFM56-5B4/2P (A320), and CFM56-5B6/2P (A319) were originally specified by the now…

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April 21, 2003
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High A320 Pricing Causes Postponement of Conversion Program
While values of B737-300s may be plummeting, those of the A320 remain sufficiently high to dissuade conversion to freighter. A conversion program for the A320 has been mooted for the last five years, but only in the last 12 months has there been serious interest in such a development due…

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April 21, 2003
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