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Strong Demand for New Widebodies Likely to Impact Residual Values
Launch of A350 Seen as Hampered by Lack of Supply In an era of such high fuel prices, the simultaneous development of the Airbus A350 and Boeing [BA] B787 has the potential to accelerate a decline in values of existing products to levels lower than those previously projected. The launch…

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October 17, 2005
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Tax Hike in India Could Rein in Demand from Key Indian Market
India has emerged as a key source of demand for Western jets, and this support has aided the recent improvement in lease rentals. But substantive increases in leasing costs in that country could result in a curtailment of new leases. Indian airlines have been on an acquisition spree in recent…

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October 17, 2005
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GECAS & GATX Orders Point to Availability of Discounted Pricing
The aircraft orders placed by lessors GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and GATX Air would seem to indicate that attractive pricing for new equipment from Airbus is still available. There is still a strong correlation between new and used pricing. When new net prices are increasing, there is some justification…

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October 17, 2005
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High Fuel Prices Keep Rentals in Check
The recent rise in widebody rentals has been slowed by the high price of fuel and anxiety over the restructuring of Delta Air Lines [DALQ] and Northwest Airlines [NWACQ]. Lease rentals of in-production widebodies have been buoyed over the preceding 18 months by a sustained improvement in the international scheduled…

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October 17, 2005
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50-Seat Regional Jet Values Wobble
As Delta Air Lines [DALQ] deliberates the fate of a number of 50-seat Bombardier [BBD] CRJ100/200s operated by subsidiary Comair, the uncertainty is creating additional liabilities for values. The high price of fuel, a seemingly constant topic of conversation for the airline industry today, has already damaged the value prospects…

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October 17, 2005
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Pre-1996 Values Suffer While Those for Newer Aircraft Continue to Rise
While some 20 to 25 Airbus A320s are now listed as being available for service, this number pales in comparison to the more than 1,400 units that are in service. With Airbus failing to keep pace with demand, values and, more importantly, lease rentals have benefited. Despite having been in…

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October 17, 2005
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A380 Residuals Need to Take into Account '2020' Conversion Prospects
The residual values of the Airbus A380 have been hard-pressed to show any profitability for investors, at least when compared to current values of in excess of $200 million. But the prospect of freighter conversion in the long term provides some solace for those unsure of where the second-hand units…

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October 17, 2005
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