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Residual Values Have Yet to Move over A320 Replacement Confusion
Senior Management Plays Down Timing of New A320 Family The CEO of Airbus has sought to quell confusion over remarks made by one of the leaders of the manufacturer's parent company, EADS, by suggesting that the current A320 family will not be replaced immediately but will remain in production for…

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January 23, 2006
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A340-300 & B777-200ER Current & Residual Values 'On Watch' Status
Despite the ongoing recovery of the international scheduled market, the values of the Boeing B777-200ER and Airbus A340-300 have failed to experience the improvement that one might have expected. There was a threefold increase in the number of B777 orders in 2005, for a total of 155 placed. This compares…

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January 23, 2006
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Chapter 2 Values Languish
While values of newer Chapter 2 aircraft continue to experience an increase, older units face further weakness in the face of high fuel prices. The values of Chapter 2 aircraft are continuing to decline due to a number of factors. The previous economic downturn in the industry caused many operators…

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January 23, 2006
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Rentals of 50-Seat Regionals Ease
The problems associated with the 50-seat regional jet market are having a significant impact on rentals even though levels of availability remain below 5 percent of the total fleet in service. An excess of aircraft is usually deemed to occur when the level of availability reaches 5 percent of those…

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January 23, 2006
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B747-400 Values Manage Stability
Values of the Boeing [BA] B747-400 have managed to achieve a measure of stability due to the continued upturn in the international scheduled market, the absence of new production and the appetite for freighter conversion. The launch of the B747-8, however, finally draws a line under the production of the…

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January 23, 2006
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Delta Air Lines' Restructuring to Bring About Variety of Rentals
Delta Air Lines [DALQ] has reportedly agreed with the Bingham Group to restructure the rentals of some 89 aircraft at levels that reflect current market rates. The restructuring of a variety of rentals comes at a time when rentals of most modern aircraft are continuing to climb. However, Delta also…

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January 23, 2006
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Bumper Year for Manufacturers Points to Further Value Rises
With Airbus and Boeing [BA] scurrying to turn aircraft commitments into firm orders in December, European manufacturer Airbus managed to record another lead over Boeing, thereby extending the backlog and making delivery slots even more scarce. Airbus was able to secure 918 orders for the A320 family, which equates to…

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January 23, 2006
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