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Rising Lease Rentals Offer Promise of Higher Values
Still Sporadic Demand But Lessors Start to Dictate Rates As lease rentals show a measure of improvement and the majority of negative pressures that have battered investor confidence dissipate, the long standing decline in jet values may be coming to an end, at least for some types. Lessors, still coming…

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October 20, 2003
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Airbus Parity With Boeing Deliveries Points to Improved Residuals
The 24 deliveries made by Airbus [3141Z] in September, just two less than Boeing, points to a close competition for 2003 but whatever the outcome, this year will provide further evidence that Airbus residuals should closely approximate those of comparable Boeing products. With Boeing having delivered 210 aircraft during the…

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October 20, 2003
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United Disposal Increases Pressure on B767-200 Values
The advertising of 18 B767-200s by United Airlines [UAL] seemingly increases the already severe pressure on B767-200 values. Of the 18 aircraft placed onto the market, six are available for immediate sale while the balance will be available through to the end of 2004. The 18 aircraft comprise ten 200s…

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October 20, 2003
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Air Canada Restructuring Lays Another Obstacle to Recovery to Rest
Air Canada, in reaching agreement with European Export Credit Agencies (ECAs), on restructuring leases on 38 aircraft, rids the market of another major obstacle to recovery. The agreement with the European ECAs involved a total of 38 aircraft, comprising 22 A319s, eight A330s and eight A340s. The airline had previously…

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October 20, 2003
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Rentals Plateau
Rentals of even the elderly widebodies have seemingly stopped falling though younger examples continue to face difficulty. The last three years has been characterized by a tremendous change in rentals of older widebodies. The long term prospects for widebodies that no longer remained in production waned considerably as from the…

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October 20, 2003
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Values of New 70-90 Seaters Maintain Stability
The values of the new generation of larger regional jets are managing to achieve a measure of stability despite the fluid nature of the product line up. The development of new seating capacities among the CRJ700-/CRJ900 and ERJ170/ERJ190 families represents a concern more for medium to long term residuals than…

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October 20, 2003
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B767-300ER Values Continue to Decline
Values of the B767-300ER continue to experience a decline as availability climbs and alternative types enjoy greater demand. With production now stretching back for some 15 years, the type has lost its edge in terms of performance and capability. Over the last decade, the B767-300ER has enjoyed considerable success both…

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October 20, 2003
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New A340-600 Baseline Weight Causes Problems for Residual Calculations
The development of the higher gross weight A340-600 due to enter service in 2006 is likely to force a change in existing medium to longer term -600 residuals. Airbus are close to finalizing the design of the new high gross weight -600. The changes from the current -600 are more…

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October 20, 2003
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No Let Up for MD82 Values
The decision by China Northern to replace its fleet of some 20 MD82s with A319s represents another blow to values of the type. China Northern Airlines, now part of the China Southern group, operates a fleet of 23 MD82s. Of these 15 were built in China as part of the…

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October 20, 2003
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