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B7E7 Exclusion Leaves P&W Values Under a Cloud
Values of Other Programs Powered by P&W Face Greater Uncertainty The selection by Boeing [BA] of General Electric [GE] and Rolls-Royce as the two powerplants for the B7E7 raises the prospect of weaker values on other programs powered by Pratt & Whitney [UTC] engines. The failure of Pratt & Whitney…

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April 19, 2004
AVN
Value Recovery Still Shaky as Air Canada & US Airways Edge Nearer Precipice
Despite clear indications that values on the road to recovery the problems being encountered by the U.S. majors and more specifically, Air Canada, continue to cause anxiety. The pull out of key Hong Kong investor, Victor Li, from Air Canada citing difficulties in securing pension restructuring from the unions, has…

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April 19, 2004
AVN
Wet Lease Activity Offers Prospect of Higher Rents
The demand for wet leased airfreight capacity has increased sufficiently to allow dry lease rentals to further stabilize. Despite the problems being experienced by Atlas Air, now in Chapter 11, the carrier has reported increased interest in wet leases. Supply may still be in excess of demand with B747-200Fs in…

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April 19, 2004
AVN
Chapter 2 Values Experience Further Erosion
Values of Chapter 2 aircraft have experienced further deterioration even though the wider market has at last shown signs of emerging from recession. Values of Chapter 2 aircraft have been sliding for nearly a decade. Some Chapter 2 aircraft, the DC9-30 for example, did enjoy an improvement in the mid…

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April 19, 2004
AVN
B747-400 Values Continue to Wobble
Despite experiencing an upturn in demand, values of the B747-400 continue to experience weakness. Not until such time as the recent interest in the type from such carriers as Thai and Cathay is translated into real acquisitions will there by justification for calling a halt to the slide in values.…

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April 19, 2004
AVN
Values of B767-300ER Face Conflicting Pressures
The values and lease rates of the B767-300ER are facing conflicting pressures as development of the B7E7 progresses and production of the B767 slows. The slowdown in production of the B767 and likely closure of the line in favor of the B7E7 in the coming years would traditionally be cause…

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April 19, 2004
AVN
A300-600R Values Continue to Tumble
Values of the A300-600R, always hampered by limited range, continue to decline at a faster rate than most other types. Values of the A300-600R have deteriorated markedly over the last four years. The extent of the decline is such that candidature for freighter conversion arrived two years earlier than the…

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April 19, 2004
AVN
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