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Boost to A320 Family Production Causes Problems for Values
Potential Increase in Values Is Constrained by US Airways' Troubles The increase in Airbus A320 family production next year by at least 20 percent should herald a rise in values due to the absence of short-term delivery slots. But the problems of US Airways [UAIR] continue to inhibit any increase.…

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June 14, 2004
AVN
Aerolineas Acquisition of B737-300 and -500s Points to Value Stability
Aerolineas Argentinas' replacement of more than 30 first-generation B737-200ADVs with a similar number of B737-300 and B737-500s provides further breathing space for the values and lease rentals of the -300 and -500. While lease rentals of the B737-300 in particular have improved over the course of the last year by…

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June 14, 2004
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New Bombardier Aircraft Targets Tough Segment for Residuals
Bombardier's [BBD] emphasis on the 110-115 seat segment of the market for its New Commercial Aircraft (NCA) will face considerable challenges in terms of residual value performance if the experience of the A318, B717 and B737-600 are any indication. Bombardier intends to make an announcement on a new family of…

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June 14, 2004
AVN
Rentals Face Fresh Challenges
Despite rentals of some narrowbodies exhibiting a recovery over the last year, there is still the prospect of further weakness should US Airways [UAIR] or Delta Air Lines [DAL] falter. The rentals of older widebodies have improved over the last year. The B737-300 experienced a decline in rates to less…

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June 14, 2004
AVN
Widebody Demand Signals Possible Rise in Values
Despite the concern over higher fuel prices, the arrival of the peak summer season in the Northern Hemisphere increases the prospects of greater demand for widebody capacity and a continuation in the improvement of some widebody values. The high price of fuel, now sustained for a number of months, remains…

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June 14, 2004
AVN
Demand Remains Strong for A330-200
Despite the launch of the B7E7 and its potential impact on residuals, current values of the A330-200 remain in such high regard that they have achieved stability. When the A330 and A340 were launched in 1987, Airbus had little intention of producing a long-range version of the twin-engined model. Airbus…

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June 14, 2004
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B747-400 Values Get Further Boost
The acquisition of five used B747-400s by Dragonair and the potential purchase of three more by Aerolineas Argentinas points to continued stability for values of this aircraft and, indeed, potential improvement overall. Values of the B747-400 have been struggling ever since United Airlines [UALAQ] placed eight PW4000-powered B747-400s onto the…

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June 14, 2004
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High Fuel Price Aids B7E7 Marketing, Places Pressure on A330-200 Residuals
The high price of fuel appears to be generating sufficient additional interest in the B7E7 to justify Boeing [BA] to forecast that as many as 500 B7E7s will be on order by the time the aircraft's first flight takes place in 2007. Should this expectation be fulfilled, there could be…

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June 14, 2004
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