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Flurry of Orders at Paris Air Show Keep Values on Upward Path
Optimism Overcomes Gloom Caused by Record Oil Prices With more than 450 orders secured from a variety of carriers during the Pars Salon, including a large number from India, the new aircraft market has at last categorically distanced itself from the recession of the last few years and shown the…

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June 27, 2005
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Low Availability Levels Point to Stronger Rentals for Newer Equipment
The level of aircraft availability remains so low that it has prompted a further improvement in values, at least for those of newer aircraft types. The total jet fleet at the end of 2004 numbered just under 18,000 according to Jet Information Services. Of the 18,000 commercial jets, some 900…

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June 27, 2005
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New Derivatives Expected to Renew Pressure on Values of Existing Models
The launch of the Boeing B747-400X and the B737-900X is ever more likely in view of the renewed confidence in market demand, though such new variants would come at the further detriment of existing values of current models. Apart from the effective launch of the Airbus A350 at the Paris…

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June 27, 2005
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Alaska Order Prompts Renewed Domestic Interest in Boeing
The order for 35 Boeing B737NGs announced by Alaska Airlines and Boeing during the Paris Air Show underlines the pent up demand from the U.S. manufacturer's traditional market, the potential for considerable new order placements in the coming years, and the possibility of a hike in values as the shortage…

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June 27, 2005
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Rising Widebody Rates Outpace Values
While the rentals of older widebodies remain in the doldrums, those for newer widebodies continue to rise due to a growing shortage of capacity. The problems of the U.S. legacy carriers continue to counter increasing international traffic. However, with the relaxation of bilateral agreements and the stripping away of regulation…

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June 27, 2005
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Regional Jet Values Continue to Decline
The arrival and launch of new regional aircraft types is creating further pressure on existing regional jet values. The experience of the regional jet sector is no different than that of the other aircraft segments. Values of all jets face an uncertain, and usually weaker, future with the arrival of…

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June 27, 2005
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Disconnect Between Values & Rentals Evident
The demand for used Boeing B767-300ERs continues to the degree that lease rentals have enjoyed further rises. But the prospect that operators will begin replacing the aircraft has prompted a further decline in values. This disconnect between values and lease rentals, where values are falling and lease rentals are rising,…

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June 27, 2005
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The B767-300ER Market Presence. The B767-300ER presented the operating lease community with the ideal tool with which to enter the widebody operating lease arena. Throughout the 1990s, the B767-300ER enjoyed considerable success but more recently has fallen victim to the usual problem of lengthy production and market saturation. Past success…

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June 27, 2005
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Reprieve of B767 Will Not Reverse Descending Values
The success of the Boeing B787 is leading to problems for customers who desire early delivery slots, prompting these customers to seek interim capacity. This has the potential to prompt Boeing to delay a decision on closing B767 commercial production. There were only 20 B767s to be delivered as of…

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June 27, 2005
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