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A320 Lease Rentals On The Rise
'Excess' Becomes 'Shortage' In Six Months The previous "glut" of A320s has dissipated, allowing rentals to show nearly the same degree of improvement that the B737 Next Generation has enjoyed recently. At the beginning of 2004, there were nearly 100 A320s available, including those parked or in storage. Though such…

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July 12, 2004
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First Generation Stage 3 Models Benefit from Rising Rentals
The continued improvement in new 100-150 seat rentals, coupled with the absence of availability, has stimulated lease rates for first generation Stage 3 narrowbodies. There has been a steady rise in rentals of quality B737-300 and B737-400s over the last 12 months. Compared to lows of around $100,000 in late…

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July 12, 2004
AVN
A330-200 Residuals Move to 'On Watch' Status
Though Airbus may be seeking to divert attention away from the possibility of an enhanced A330-200, there is a growing expectation of a midlife upgrade in the medium term, which could impact the residual values of models already delivered. Any midlife upgrade to an existing popular model requires constant monitoring.…

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July 12, 2004
AVN
Stage 4 Nozzle Improves 'Residual Asset Values'
In gaining Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of the Stage 4 MD80 exhaust nozzle, the manufacturer, Goodrich Aerostructures, indicated the modification would improve "the aircraft's useful life and residual asset values" by ensuring compliance with new Stage 4 limits in both Europe and the United States. Goodrich supplies the exhaust…

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July 12, 2004
AVN
Widebody Rentals Reap Summer Harvest
Widebody lease rates have experienced another increase over the previous quarter, due to rising traffic and limited supply. The recovery in lease rentals began last year but only in the last quarter has the improvement become really apparent. The return of parked equipment by existing operators began last year. This…

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July 12, 2004
AVN
Chapter 2 Values Continue March to Junkyard
Despite the improvement in general market conditions, there appears to be no chance of any respite for the values of Stage 2 equipment. The unsuitability of most Stage 3 aircraft for asset-based financing has been apparent for a number of years, despite continued widespread operation. There are still a large…

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July 12, 2004
AVN
MD82 Values Fail to Step Away from Abyss
The preference for mostly new equipment from the plethora of new and expanding low-fare carriers has resulted in a period of sustained weakness for MD82 values. Five years ago, the lack of availability and the relative strength of the airline industry prevented values of the MD80 from sliding toward the…

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July 12, 2004
AVN
Disparity in CFM & IAE Pricing Dissipates as Production Is Racked Up
International Aero Engines (IAE) is ramping up 2005 production by nearly 30 percent compared to the previously expected total for this year, underlining the evident convergence in values between the V2500 and CFM56 A320 family. The later service entry of the IAE V2500 and the previous problems experienced with -A1…

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July 12, 2004
AVN
Farnborough to Focus on Market Growth & Ignore Fragility of Legacy Carriers
The upcoming Farnborough Air Show in England is likely to focus on the renewed optimism surrounding the fortunes of the aviation industry and ignore the still major systemic problems of some larger North American carriers. The previous Farnborough Air Show, held in 2002, was the first major international air show…

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July 12, 2004
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