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Ryanair Filing Suggests Massive Discounts for B737-800s
Concessions Galore Evident for Prime Boeing Customer The price tag for the large number of Boeing [BA] B737-800s contracted by Ryanair [RYAAY] over a series of orders could turn out to be about $35 million each, representing a discount of nearly 50 percent compared to 2004 list prices. Aircraft Value…

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May 2, 2005
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Residuals Need to Compensate for Remaining 10-Year Life of B747-200SFs
The residual values of Boeing [BA] B747-200SFs need to begin taking account the expectation that these aircraft will be effectively retired within 10 years, or about 2015. With the cargo market currently so buoyant, there is a danger that today's demand for the B747-200SF will assume to be sustained for…

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May 2, 2005
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Massive Air Canada Order Places B787 in Limelight, Airbus in Shade
The spending spree of Air Canada [AC.TO], previously involving a large number of regional jets and now a potential order for 78 Boeings, seems at odds with the dire fortunes predicted for the carrier only a few months ago when collapse was narrowly averted. The yet to be finalized order…

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May 2, 2005
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Recent Improvement Turns to Stagnation
The recent improvement in the lease rentals of out-of-production widebodies has not been sustained through the first months of the second quarter of 2005. These lease rentals for widebodies no longer in production have largely been a product of the rise in interest rates rather than due to renewed interest…

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May 2, 2005
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Widebody Values Experience Sporadic Increase
The first quarter of any year is usually the leanest in terms of revenue for operators and demand for aircraft. While the market overall is continuing to enjoy sustained growth, the high sustained high price of fuel has taken its toll on the finances of operators. The continued fragility of…

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May 2, 2005
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B747-200B Values Keep on Falling
Despite some limited short-term demand, there is no escape for the values of the once ubiquitous B747-200B. Before the first B747 had rolled off the production line, the -200B had been ordered. Though identical to the -100 in appearance, apart from more windows on the upper deck, the -200B featured…

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May 2, 2005
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Short-Term Demand for New B767-300ERs Likely to Produce Discounts
The need for short-term capacity by Shanghai Airlines in the form of new B767-300ERs can be expected to lead to substantive discounting from Boeing [BA] and commensurate values. Despite Shanghai having been allocated nine B787s out of an order for 60 placed by China earlier this year, the carrier needs…

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May 2, 2005
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