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B7E7 List Pricing Starts From Low Base
Residuals to Benefit from Comparable B767 Cost In announcing that pricing of the B7E7 will be comparable to the B767, Boeing [BA] is setting the stage for a tough battle with Airbus while also laying the foundation for stronger residual values. At the recent Asian Aerospace exhibition in Singapore, Boeing…

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March 8, 2004
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High Fuel Prices May Keep Lid On Demand
The optimism surrounding the improving market conditions has already stimulated a rise in some lease rentals and is beginning to be translated into higher values. But the sustained high price of fuel threatens to contain potential demand. The price of crude oil, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA)of the…

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March 8, 2004
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Turboprop Rentals Remain on Even Keel
Turboprop rentals, though still comparatively weak, at least reached the bottom of the cycle some months ago. Lease rentals of turboprops have fallen over the last few years to such low levels that a further decline is unlikely, except perhaps for the newest aircraft. The sustained hike in fuel prices…

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March 8, 2004
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Stage 3 Values Edge Closer to Revival
With increased demand having already translated into higher rentals, the values of some Stage 3 types are close to experiencing a revival. Demand for capacity is now clearly focused on Chapter 3 aircraft. Though some aircraft types are destined to remain on the fringes, even some first generation Stage 3…

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March 8, 2004
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Dash 8-400 Values Manage to Avoid Major Decline
Since service entry of the Dash8-400 in 2000, values may have failed to inspire but they also have managed to avoid rapid deterioration. The values also square up with the new group of 70-seat regional jets. The aircraft has managed to shrug off many of the difficulties it faced during…

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March 8, 2004
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Weaker Dollar Hits Smaller Loan-to-Value Dependent Operators
Non-U.S. operators of smaller equipment are facing a financial crunch as dollar denominated re-valuations of owned equipment are causing loan-to-value ratios (LTV) to exceed lenders' minimums. Owners of smaller aircraft, corporate jets and turboprops for example, who have financed new and used acquisitions through loans, are finding that updated dollar…

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March 8, 2004
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Austrian Buys Fokker 100s at '$2.5m' Each; Disposes of '$4-5m' MD80s
Austrian Airlines' purchase of a number of ex-American Fokker 100s for a reported $2.5 million each provides an important stimulus to the Future 100 program created by Fokker Services and Rolls-Royce [RYCEF] last year to address the large level of availability. The disposal of possibly seven or nine Fokker 100s…

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March 8, 2004
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