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Tightening Supply Eases Values Upward
No B737 Delivery Slots Available Until 2008 The extended backlog of aircraft, created by operators and lessors scrambling for capacity to meet demand, has started to allow new and used values to register a measure of improvement. DBA Germany, in placing orders for 40 Boeing [BA] B737-700s and -800s, cited…

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November 28, 2005
AVN
Long-Term Residuals Still Under Scrutiny as P&W Accelerates New Engine
Despite the extending backlog of deliveries for the B737 and A320 families the prospect of replacement for both models within the next seven years remains very real as Pratt & Whitney [UTC] seeks to test a new engine as soon as 2007. Pratt & Whitney is currently developing a geared…

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November 28, 2005
AVN
B767-300ERs Sell for '$30m,' Demonstrating Market Strength
Just a year ago, prices of more than $25 million for a Boeing B767-300ER were considered bullish. But today, with some lease rentals topping $500,000 per month, prices have firmed up somewhat. BCI Aircraft Leasing acquired three B767-300ERs from Merced Partners in October. The aircraft are leased to SAS but…

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November 28, 2005
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Kingfisher Places '$17.5 Million' Order for ATR72-500s
Indian carrier Kingfisher has placed an order for 20 ATR72-500s that was reportedly worth some $350 million, or $17.5 million per aircraft. The quoted purchase price is much more in line with current values than those quoted for jet orders. Discounting on Airbus and Boeing aircraft generally start at 30…

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November 28, 2005
AVN
Lease Rates of Older Widebodies Languish
The market for new widebodies continues to improve - lease rentals of Boeing B767-300ERs, for example, have increased by more than 50 percent over the last two years - but the lease rentals of the older widebodies have not been so fortunate. The combination of higher fuel prices and demand…

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November 28, 2005
AVN
Stage 3 Values Lag Behind Lease Rentals
The increase in values of Stage 3 aircraft still in production continues to be less than what is being experienced by lease rentals. Though lease rentals manage to increase as a result of all that is positive in the market, values are having to compensate for all the negatives. The…

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November 28, 2005
AVN
Changing 100-Seat Market Keeps Pressure on -500 Values
Boeing's cancellation of the B717 and the limited number of orders for the B737-600 and the Airbus A318 underline the severity of the market for 100 seaters. Yet, unless there is a surge in orders for the -600 in the near future, operators will be hard-pressed to find pre-owned replacements…

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November 28, 2005
AVN
Emirates Order Helps to Solidify B777 Values
The substantial order from Emirates for 42 B777s, a boon for Boeing and a disappointment for Airbus, represents more than a 20 percent increase in the B777 backlog while providing a fillip to values of individual variants whose values have been under pressure. The order for 42 aircraft takes the…

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November 28, 2005
AVN
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