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Higher B767-300ER Rentals Shroud Deteriorating Values
Limited -300ER Backlog Points to Tough Times for Residuals The lack of availability of Boeing [BA] B767-300ERs and higher lease rentals for this aircraft can only momentarily obscure the fact that production of the B767 is winding down and that residuals, particularly those of the youngest examples, are likely to…

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February 21, 2005
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Low-Cost Carriers Pose Problems for Narrowbody Rentals
The low-cost carriers (LCCs) springing up around the world, and the flag carriers trying to effectively transform themselves into similar models, are both a stimulus to lease rentals but also a potential problem. The LCCs have sufficiently stimulated demand as to virtually outweigh the potential effects of a single U.S.…

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February 21, 2005
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Rampant Fuel Prices Boost Rentals
The sustained increase in the price of fuel is stimulating demand for both new and used turboprops, which is allowing rentals of some types to achieve a measure of improvement. Turboprops have always been more fuel efficient than comparable regional jets. Regional jets have the ability to perform more sectors…

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February 21, 2005
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WestJet Retirement Highlights Value Weakness
Following the sale of 20 B767-200ADVs by Ryanair [RYAAY], WestJet [WJA.TO] has announced it will be replacing 15 similar aircraft with Boeing [BA] B737NGs ahead of schedule. The high price of fuel and an increasing maintenance burden are taking their toll on Stage 2 equipment, no matter their age. With…

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February 21, 2005
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CRJ200ER Values Start to Weaken
CRJ200ER values are experiencing greater weakness as order backlogs fall and the market begins the inevitable move toward larger equipment. The CRJ200ER series is now the standard aircraft. This variant is powered by CF34-3B1 engines, which provide a 2.8 percent specific fuel consumption (SFC) improvement over the CF34-3A1. This allows…

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February 21, 2005
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Possibility of 737-900X Launch Fails to Instill Confidence in Residuals
The possibility that Boeing [BA] may yet launch the 737-900X has failed to provide any reassurance with respect to potential residuals for the aircraft. Boeing has been considering launching a longer range and higher capacity version of the 737-900 for a number of years. Market interest in such a program…

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February 21, 2005
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Relaxation of Intercontinental Bilateral Agreements Aids Widebody Rentals
The intercontinental arena is gradually moving toward a more relaxed environment, which increases the potential for remarketing larger widebodies and therefore would aid both residuals and lease rentals. The relaxation of regional bilateral agreements has greatly aided the expansion of airlines both in terms of size and number. The rapid…

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February 21, 2005
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