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Asian Tsunami's Impact on Aircraft Values Minimal
But Temporary Shift in Travel Patterns Already Under Way The devastating effect of the tragic Asian earthquake and tsunamis are expected to result in a temporary shift in traffic flows and changes to some airline fleets both within the region and outside, but current aircraft value trends are not calculated…

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January 10, 2005
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A350 List Prices Offer Promise of Significant Discount
Though not yet officially launched, the indicated list price of the Airbus A350 is higher than that of the Boeing [BA] B7E7, suggesting that Airbus' level of discounting will be significant. Airbus expects to launch the A350 in the first quarter of this year. The list price of the B7E7…

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January 10, 2005
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Widebody Values Remain on Upward Trend
The effect of the Asian tsunami in terms of reducing tourist traffic to the affected areas highlights the fragility of the aviation industry to outside events. But this natural disaster is not expected to have a detrimental impact on widebody values. There was a slight improvement in the values of…

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January 10, 2005
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Rentals Improve Sporadically
The high price of fuel, the improvement in market conditions and increased airline profitability, and new aircraft discounting are all reducing the emphasis on lease rentals of some older aircraft, although interest rates may be pulling in the opposite direction. Lease rentals on Stage 2 aircraft and some first generation…

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January 10, 2005
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A330-300 Values Advance
Despite the improvement in market conditions for the A330, there continues to be a measure of concern over the remarketability of the aircraft in view of the number of engine and weight combinations. The Far East, a prime market for the A330-300, has enjoyed further success over the last 12…

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January 10, 2005
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Airlines, Manufacturers Try to Block Release of Transaction Data
The appraisal community, which is seeking the publication of aircraft and engine transaction pricing by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), is facing renewed opposition from airlines and manufacturers. Companies such as Boeing [BA], Airbus, United Parcel Service [UPS], United Airlines [UALAQ] and engine maker General Electric [GE] are seeking…

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January 10, 2005
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Potential SALE Order Poses Question of Where Residuals Will Head
The placement of substantive new orders by lessors can be considered fraught with difficulty but also opportunity. Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE), owned by Singapore Airlines, WestLB and the Singapore government, is reportedly set to place a major order for new narrowbody aircraft in the first half of 2005. The…

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January 10, 2005
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