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Massive Air Berlin Order Offers Prospect of Higher A320 Values
The firm order from Air Berlin and Niki Luftfahrt for 70 A320s and options for 40 more provide clear evidence that values for this family of aircraft should continue to ease upward as demand outstrips supply and early delivery slots become more elusive. The joint order from the Air Berlin…

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November 15, 2004
AVN
Definition of Next Generation CFM56 Could Impact A320 Residuals
While the substantial order from Air Berlin provides short- to medium-term reassurance for A320 values, the greater definition of technical advances by engine maker CFM(I) provides an indication that residual values for both the A320 and B737 families may weaken in the latter years of this decade. CFM(I), a joint…

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November 15, 2004
AVN
Varying A380 Production Standards Make Calculating Values Complex
The inevitable variation in production standards that besets any new aircraft is beginning to be felt by the A380 to the degree that a considerable variation in its estimated value may emerge. All aircraft undergo a series of improvements with the specification changing over time. Some early B747-400s, for example,…

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November 15, 2004
AVN
Widebody Rentals Shrug Off Fuel Bills
Widebody lease rentals continue to rise as a consequence of increasing demand, despite the ongoing concern over the high price of fuel. The efficiency afforded by the newer widebodies is providing a stimulus for carriers seeking to mitigate the high price of fuel. Newer widebodies offer considerable fuel savings over…

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November 15, 2004
AVN
50-Seat Regional Jet Values Face Weakness
The move toward larger-capacity regional jets, albeit at a snail's pace, provides an indication that the strength of 50-seat RJ values may be undermined. The search for lower unit costs, the rise in traffic, the availability of newer equipment, the renegotiation of scope clauses, and the determination of low-fare carriers…

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November 15, 2004
AVN
B777-300ER Values Performing Well
Despite having only entered service during the course of the last six months, the -300ER has already established itself as one of the most attractive widebodies on the market, following the success of the B777-200ER. The twin-engine design coincided with the development of much more reliable engine technology. Without reliable…

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November 15, 2004
AVN
BAe146 Values Continue To Face Weakness As Availability Persists
Values of the BAe146 are failing to respond to the improving market conditions and are being further undermined by replacement with newer aircraft types. The announcement by QantasLink that it intends to replace eight BAe146 s over a 12-month period commencing in July 2005 with B717s underlines the fragility of…

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November 15, 2004
AVN
End of B757 Production Accompanied By Continued Slide In Values
Despite delivering the 1,050th and final B757 to Shanghai Airlines and the revival in lease rentals, values of the aircraft remain under considerable pressure. The B757 has been a commercial success for Boeing [BA] both in terms of longevity of production and in units sold. The limited number of orders…

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November 15, 2004
AVN
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