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Lifting of SARS Restrictions Boosts Widebody Residuals
Korean Airlines Starts Ball Rolling With MoU for A380s With Beijing the only remaining area where the World Health Organization (WHO) advises people not to travel to because of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), one of the most severe negative effects on current values and residuals has been lifted. Current…

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June 30, 2003
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A340-600HGW Orders Provides for Clear Difference in Value Perceptions
The orders by Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways for high gross weight versions of the A340-600 make it necessary to clearly differentiate between various weights of the type. In ordering two A321s, eight A330-200s, six A330-300s and two A340-600s, Qatar provided another important order for Airbus from a Middle East…

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June 30, 2003
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JetBlue Order for ERJ190s Provides Confidence in Residuals
Residuals of new generation larger regional jets have experienced a boost as a consequence of JetBlue Airways [Nasdaq: JBLU] ordering 100 ERJ190s. Though JetBlue operates an expanding fleet of A320s, the U.S. carrier opted for the Embraer product instead of plumping for family relationship with the A318. The decision to…

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June 30, 2003
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Weakening SARS Keeps Values on Track
Though Asian carriers have yet to report a rebound in traffic, widebody values are breathing a sigh of relief as the market has the opportunity to make full use of the peak Northern Hemisphere summer season. Passenger aversion to travel in Southeast Asia has lessened dramatically as severe acute respiratory…

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June 30, 2003
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Rentals Stabilize, Albeit At Low Levels
Having fallen so far over the last few years, the stabilization of some older widebody rentals was perhaps inevitable. The market is awash with older widebodies, and while there may be intense competition among lessors to place aircraft, lessees cannot dictate any rate. Low interest rates provide lessors with an…

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June 30, 2003
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Aircaft Value Review - B747-200B: B747-200B Values Now At Rock Bottom
After so many years gracing the skies with its leviathan capability, the B747-200B has fallen on the hardest of times such that even conversion to freighter offers no prospect of a reprieve. Before the first B747 had rolled off the production line, the -200B had been ordered. Though identical to…

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June 30, 2003
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Aircraft Asset Assessment B747-200B
Market Presence. When comparing the B747-200B and A380, the chasm in terms of technology becomes all too evident. The three-person flight deck; clockwork instrumentation; 1950s vintage structure (the B747 fuselage is a derivative of the B707); comparatively basic interior (though carriers Virgin spent millions on presenting the most modern of…

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June 30, 2003
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Move From Form to Substance Allows Residuals to Compensate for B7E7
While the diversionary and gimmicky naming and publicity of the B7E7 continues, the real effect of the evolving B7E7 on current B767, B777 and A330 residuals can start to be more fully assessed as further details emerge. Boeing [NYSE: BA] may not have been able to match the magnitude of…

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June 30, 2003
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B757 Values Achieve Measure of Stability
After suffering a sustained fall over the last two years, values of the B757-200 appear at last to be achieving a measure of stability, perhaps as a consequence of the extent of the decline. The values of the B757-200 have almost halved in the space of a few years. Pre-Sept.…

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June 30, 2003
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