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50-Seat Regional Jet Values Pressured by Market Realities
Legacy Difficulties, High Fuel Prices, and 70-Seaters Take Their Toll After experiencing considerable strength at the beginning of this decade, values and lease rentals of 50-seat regional jets are now facing market realities as some operators falter and others consider acquiring alternative equipment. The values of the 50-seat regional jets…

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October 4, 2004
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Stored Delta MD-11s Snapped Up By FedEx for '$25 Million' Each
Hot on the heels of Delta Air Lines' [DAL] announced restructuring plan, which will involve the disposal of at least four aircraft types over the next four years, is news that eight MD-11s already parked by the airline have been acquired by FedEx [FDX] for a reported $25 million each.…

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October 4, 2004
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Turboprop Rentals Fail to Rise
While the lease rentals of most narrowbody jets continue to increase, the lease rentals of turboprops are virtually stagnant. The high price of fuel may be helping to turn the attention of some operators back to turboprops, but this interest is not translating into firm commitment. The rise in interest…

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October 4, 2004
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Widebody Values Continue to Edge Higher
While the problems associated with some of the U.S. legacy carriers continues to undermine confidence in the upswing in values, the sustained improvement in other regions has allowed widebody values a measure of further improvement. There has been a considerable appetite for used equipment, as some flag carriers are still…

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October 4, 2004
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Values of Fokker 100 Move Upward
Values of the Fokker 100 are being stimulated by the placement of surplus units, resulting in one of the few first-generation Chapter 3 type aircraft to experience an improvement. The market remains extremely tough for the Fokker 100, but the combination of support packages and attractive pricing has helped halt…

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October 4, 2004
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Early B727 Freighter Values Continue Slide Toward Junkyard
Despite the virtual absence of a reasonably priced replacement, values of the early Boeing B727 freighters continue to slide, with most now equating to scrap levels of a few hundred thousand dollars. The parting out of older units shows little discrimination between hushed and non-hushed units though the former will…

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October 4, 2004
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Revamped A330-200 Seeks to Contain Threat to Residual Values
Though Airbus is still a long way from defining a response to the B7E7, initial indications of new powerplants and a lighter structure are likely to be sufficiently attractive to counter some of the substantial threat posed by the new Boeing product. While Airbus clearly needs to counter the threat…

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October 4, 2004
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