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A350 Residual Calculations on Hold As Airbus Ponders Future
Decision on Whether to Proceed Will Determine Widebody Values for 10-15 Years Whether the growing groundswell of customer opinion favoring an all-new Airbus A350--in terms of a new fuselage diameter and wing design--will see them changing direction will ultimately determine the fate of Airbus widebody residuals over the course of…

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April 17, 2006
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New Narrowbody Pricing Fails to Advance Despite Extending Backlog
The mammoth number of orders placed in 2005 for members of the Airbus A320 and Boeing B737 narrowbody families has failed to stimulate a substantive increase in net new pricing, thereby constraining any significant improvement in used values. The year 2005 saw both Airbus and Boeing gain significant orders for…

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April 17, 2006
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Rentals Continue to Show Improvement
The lease rentals of narrowbodies still in production have generally experienced further improvement as a consequence of sustained demand. The market for more modern narrowbodies remains as strong as ever due to the high price of fuel. Some estimates suggest the price of oil will soon push through $70 a…

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April 17, 2006
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Current Demand Outweighs Longer Term Woes
A number of aircraft face weakness down the road but there is so much demand for widebody capacity that such weaknesses are being temporarily ignored. While not all carriers are able to contemplate adding capacity - British Airways [BAB] has played down suggestions that it may convert available slots to…

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April 17, 2006
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B737-200ADV Values At Scrap Levels
For more experienced investors, there continues to be opportunities to turn a profit, but for most investors the time has come to move on to types that have some future. During the 1970s and 1980s, and for some of the 1990s, the values of the B737-200ADV performed extremely well for…

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April 17, 2006
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100 Seater Values Continue to Langusih
The values of the B737-600 and A318 continue to languish as the orderbooks for both fail to breach the 100 mark. While Airbus and Boeing continue to book substantive new orders for the most members of the A320 and B737NG families, the orders for the 100 seat A318 and B737-600…

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April 17, 2006
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Orders for B737-900ER Boosted by GECAS--But No Improvement in Values
The placement of 30 firm orders and 30 options for the Boeing B737NG, including some for the -900ER, point to a possible improvement in the values of the larger variant. The GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) order comprises 30 firm orders. While the orders placed for the B787, B737-700 and…

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April 17, 2006
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