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B737NG/A320 Residuals Now Need to Anticipate Replacement
Development of New B737 Moves Out of the Shadows Residual value projections for the Boeing [BA] B737NG and the Airbus A320 family should already have taken into account the impending introduction of replacement models. But with Boeing's apparent appointment of personnel to the so-called B737RS (B737 Replacement Study), there is…

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March 20, 2006
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A320 Cargo Conversion Starts to Gain Ground
While the market for the Airbus A320 remains buoyant, there is a recognition that for residual values of those aircraft built in the late 1980s and early 1990s to retain any strength in the face of newer products, conversion to freighter will become an important means of keeping availability below…

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March 20, 2006
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Ending of A300/A310 Production Has Little Impact on Values
The announcement by Airbus that production of the A300/A310 will cease in July 2007 comes as little surprise and values are unlikely to be materially impacted as a result. The A300/A310 has secured a total of 821 orders over the course of more than 30 years. Of these, 803 had…

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March 20, 2006
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Freighter Rentals Manage to Move Higher Still
Lease rentals for freighters have continued to edge up, even though freight forwarders are having to impose fuel surcharges on cargo rates. Demand for cargo space is still outstripping supply, at least for high-volume aircraft that offer the lowest unit operating costs. On routes that cannot support MD11s and B747s,…

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March 20, 2006
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Stage 3 Values Continue to Enjoy Rise
The value of most of those narrowbodies that remain in volume production have enjoyed a further increase due to the extending backlog of orders and sustained demand. The record number of orders during 2005 for narrowbodies, not least for the Airbus A320 family, will likely make it difficult for the…

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March 20, 2006
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B747-300 Values Reach Virtual Scrap Levels
Despite approximating 20 years of age, values of the Boeing B747-300 are at virtual scrap levels, sometimes bolstered by demand for wet leases. The problems experienced by many international carriers since the late 1990s have left the -300 isolated and vulnerable. In the late 1980s, the prospects for all widebodies…

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March 20, 2006
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Pratt & Whitney Spares Offering Could See Increase in Net Pricing
The launch of Global Material Solutions by Pratt & Whitney raises the specter of higher net pricing for new aircraft due to the potential inability of engine manufacturers to claw back high discounting offered on installed engines from the sale of spare parts through the life of the engine. While…

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March 20, 2006
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