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Delta, Northwest Bankruptcy Filings Start to Impact Values
But Market Strength Prevents General Decline in Values The expected disposal of at least 220 aircraft by Northwest Airlines [NWACQ] and Delta Air Lines [DALQ] has the potential to undermine the recent gains in both values and lease rentals, but the strength of the market is such that the impact…

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October 3, 2005
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B747-400BCF Values Remain Strong as First Conversion Seeks Certification
The growth of the cargo market is continuing unabated, and as the industry approaches the peak holiday season, demand will be sufficient to allow continued stability in values of production and converted units. The first B747-400 freighter conversion is now undergoing flight testing by Boeing. While previously called the B747-400SF…

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October 3, 2005
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Turboprop Rentals Experience Modest Rise
As the price of oil continues to remain at or near record levels, the renewed appetite for turboprops persists, translating into higher rentals. The operators who sought to retain turboprop equipment when others focused on the new generation of regional jets are savoring the fuel efficiency of the turboprop. While…

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October 3, 2005
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Consistently High Fuel Prices Cause Major Problems for Older Widebody Values
High fuel prices are never kind to older aircraft types. The difference in efficiency between new and old is largely a function of relative fuel efficiency, although lack of availability of the newer types can often prompt renewed interest in the older ones. High fuel prices will accelerate the replacement…

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October 3, 2005
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Values of B737-300 Continue to Decline
Though lease rentals of the Boeing B737-300 are experiencing a measure of stability, values are not as fortunate. Even during the recession of the early 1990s, values of the B737-300 experienced only a modest fall, largely as a consequence of operators needing to replace Stage 2 equipment with compliant B737-300s…

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October 3, 2005
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