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Consolidation Could Keep Lid on Widebody Value Recovery
Air France, KLM Tie Up Likely To See Fleet Reduction The prospects for a recovery in widebody values could be partially stalled if the proposed tie between Air France and KLM leads to further consolidation and alliances among European carriers. Air France, KLM and their subsidiaries currently operate a combined…

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October 6, 2003
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Values of B717-200 Unmoved by Proposed -300
Values of the beleaguered B717-200 are unlikely to benefit from the -300, should the stretched variant ever make it from the computer-aided design (CAD) monitor to full-scale production. The proposed 130 seat -300 would offer the potential to be a better seller than the existing -200. The B717-300, principally aimed…

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October 6, 2003
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DC8 Values Take Further Knock as Operators Switch Types
Values of the once popular DC8 freighters are facing further declines as two more key operators switch to alternative equipment. Tampa of Columbia, owned by Martinair and an operator of five DC8-71Fs and a DC10, is now actively seeking replacements for its recently enlarged DC8 fleet in the form of…

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October 6, 2003
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Regional Jet Rentals Continue to Ease
Lease rentals of regional jets have continued to ease as lessees seek better deals though there appears to be an improvement in orders. After a comparative dismal year for new orders in 2002, the regional jet manufacturers have witnessed an improvement in 2003. The large number of 50 seat regional…

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October 6, 2003
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Older Types Face Continuing Declines
The major negatives - Iraq, SARS, weak economic conditions, passenger aversion to air travel, stock market declines - that have affected widebody values through the first half of the year have largely been resolved such that demand, yields and revenues are once again improving. However, the generally improved market is…

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October 6, 2003
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B777-200ER Values Achieve Measure of Stability
Despite the problems being experienced by operators of the B777-200ER, the type continues to be viewed with considerable enthusiasm such that values remain relatively stable, a notable achievement in an environment which continues to see a decline in most widebody values. The expansion of the customer base in recent years…

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October 6, 2003
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Post B747-400 Conversion Price Prompts Need for 400SF Values
With Bedek, part of Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), having taken the first order for a passenger to freighter conversion of a B747-400, the production of current and residual values is now needed. Bedek has reportedly taken an order from an unnamed U.S. customer that could be an existing operator of…

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October 6, 2003
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Disposal of Ex SIA A340s Provides Relief for A340 Values
The seeming disposal of the large number of A340s taken in an exchange by Boeing from Singapore Airlines in return for B777s greatly reduces the level of availability of the Airbus product, potentially boosting values. Stretching back for some four years since the deal was struck, the continued availability of…

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October 6, 2003
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