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FUTURE AIRCRAFT VALUES
Aircraft Values Follow Rentals on Road to Recovery
Increases Remain Slow and Patchy Current market values, principally for aircraft still in mainstream production, are showing clear signs of improvement, ahead of some previous projections. The peak summer season in the Northern Hemisphere has driven up demand for new and used, narrowbody and widebody equipment, to the degree that…

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August 9, 2004
AVN
Values of Niche A340-500 Remain Stable
The limited number of orders for the A340-500 has failed to dent current values, largely due to the niche performance of this aircraft. While there is still some anxiety over residual values because of the dilution effect of changing take-off weights, the special performance of the -500 is allowing values…

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August 9, 2004
AVN
Bombardier CSeries May Force Reassessment of Residual Values
Should Bombardier [BBd] proceed with the development of the 110- and 135-seat CSeries, existing residuals of similar capacity B737-600, A318, B737-700 and A319 may need to be reassessed. The aircraft market, particularly narrowbodies exhibiting similar performance and economics, has usually been able to support two manufacturers, but rarely three. The…

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August 9, 2004
AVN
Freighter Rentals Continue to Rise
The continued growth of the world economy has boosted demand for freighter capacity, prompting a further rise in lease rentals. The cargo sector has seen sustained demand for the last two years. The ongoing strength of the Chinese economy and the increased consumer appetite for high-value items have been among…

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August 9, 2004
AVN
Too Soon for a Rise in Regional Jet Values
While lease rates of regional jets may be experiencing a modest rise due to a variety of factors, values have yet to follow. The improved fortunes of the general market have begun to justify higher values for an increasing number of aircraft types, but not necessarily regional jets. Regional jets…

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August 9, 2004
AVN
Values of -300 Fail to Enjoy Wider Improvement
While the improvement in the general market is at last helping to foster some improvement for values, those of the -300 continue to weaken. The problems facing the B767-300 program are clearly underlined by the current order status. Only seven units have been ordered in the previous nine years, with…

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August 9, 2004
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment -- The B767-300
Market Presence. The B767-300 has an extremely limited market presence. The absence of orders and deliveries in recent years has increased the expectation of difficult trading conditions for those units set to be released by existing operators in the near to mid term. With only seven operators, of which three…

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August 9, 2004
AVN
2012 Becomes Target for Shift in Narrowbody Residuals
Estimates of residual values for the B737NG and A320 families increasingly need to take into consideration potential replacement products emerging in the years around 2012. CFM International, the joint venture between GE and SNECMA, is reportedly examining the potential for a new narrowbody engine. Essentially aimed at the Airbus and…

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August 9, 2004
AVN
Production Boost Provides Further Evidence of Recovery
The announcement that both Airbus and Boeing intend to increase production beyond previous plans points to continuing strong demand and the potential for a further improvement in new and used values. The production increases contemplated by Airbus center on a substantive increase from 2006. The intention is to produce around…

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August 9, 2004
AVN
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