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Hike in B737 Production by '25 Percent' Carries Risks for Values
No Evidence of Surge in New Values Despite Record Production Plans The potential for a 25 percent hike in Boeing [BA] B737 production points to a robust market and should provide more evidence that values are likely to exhibit further rises. But the conditions surrounding the production increase are complex…

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May 16, 2005
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Shorter Assembly Cycles Point to Used Price Containment
The shorter assembly times being achieved by aircraft manufacturers illustrate their ability to ramp up production to meet short-term demand, thereby reducing the emphasis on achieving supply from the used market and containing any material increase in used values. As part of a major productivity improvement program, the Airbus A320…

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May 16, 2005
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Modest Noise Regulations Spell Longer-Term Trouble for Residuals
The implementation date for Chapter 4 noise and emission rules, Jan. 1, 2006, is only months away. But the perceived timidity of the new regulations could prompt environmental advocates to herald their introduction by clamoring for tighter controls over the long run, which could adversely impact values. Chapter 4 involves…

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May 16, 2005
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Stage 3 Values Remain Stable at Best
Despite strong demand for capacity in the lead up to the peak Northern Hemisphere summer period, the high price of fuel and the boost in production by Airbus and Boeing, there has been little further material improvement in Stage 3 values. Values of newer narrowbodies have registered an increase over…

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May 16, 2005
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Turboprop Rentals Remain Steady
After experiencing a period of improvement, the values of turboprops are now holding steady. The high price of fuel has provided turboprop manufacturers with new marketing opportunities. Operators may be reluctant to order new equipment but they have far fewer qualms with respect to leasing. Although the U.S. market may…

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May 16, 2005
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Lease Rentals Remain Solid But Values Deteriorate
Values of the Boeing B757 continue to experience a decline partly due to the decision to end production but also because the aircraft is becoming less attractive as a mainstream type. The last B757 was finally delivered after being in storage for the last six months. The improvement in lease…

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May 16, 2005
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Delivery of Last B757 Expected to Attract Adverse Residuals
Boeing's delivery of the 1,050th and final B757 to Shanghai Airlines after it was completed in November 2004 comes at a time of revival for this type's lease rentals, but values of younger examples of the aircraft remain under considerable pressure. Just as the values of the B767-300ERs and B747-400s…

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May 16, 2005
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