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Sustained Narrowbody Orders Points to Higher Values
Sales Continue to Outpace 2005 Levels The first four months of 2006 has seen sustained demand for new aircraft, maintaining the pressure on supply and allowing values and rentals of most narrowbodies in production a measure of further improvement. Last year was a record year for the manufacturers in terms…

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May 15, 2006
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Storage Levels Fail to Budge But Values Continue to Rise
The number of aircraft in storage has marginally increased from a year ago but values continue to exhibit a rise. BACK Aviation Solutions reports that 1,196 jet aircraft were in storage as of the end of March 2006. This compares with 1,134 recorded twelve months earlier. Other sources estimate that…

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May 15, 2006
AVN
End of Line B767-300ERs Values Expected to Suffer
Despite the current popularity of the B767-300ER, the values of those units to be built during the final years of the program will likely experience a significant decline in the medium to long term. As of the end of April 2006 there were 20 B767-300ERs remaining to be delivered. This…

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May 15, 2006
AVN
50 Seat Regional Jet Rentals Fail to Improve
The lease rentals of 50 seat regional jets may be suffering but those of larger variants are perhaps enjoying a measure of improvement. Most lessors sought to avoid placing large, and even small, orders for the 50 seat regional jets, even when hundreds of orders were being placed by airlines.…

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May 15, 2006
AVN
Chapter 2 Values Hit the Buffers
The values of the older Chapter 2 aircraft continue to decline with many having reached scrap levels in recent years. Noise, maintenance and fuel costs have all combined to ensure the displacement of the old in favor of the new. The preference for newer aircraft is also a function of…

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May 15, 2006
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B767-300 Values Continue to Deteriorate
With production of the B767-300 having effectively ceased a few years ago and an age profile that is likely to see more retirements in the coming years, values continue to remain under pressure. The problems facing the B767-300 program are indicated by the lack of orders in a number of…

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May 15, 2006
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Potential A330/A340 Replacement Confuses Long Term Widebody Residuals
Should the now all-new proposed replacement for both the A330 and A340 become reality, long term residuals for the B787, the B777-300ER, as well as existing Airbus products will need further reassessment. Airbus has seemingly finally woken up to the need to offer a cohesive competitive strategy to the rise…

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May 15, 2006
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Embraer 175 Sale / Leaseback Completed for "$100 million"
The appetite for sale and lease of the larger regional jets is still lukewarm, so is the absence of a historical context for these types of aircraft, but deals are being starting to be completed at or near current market values. LOT Polish Airlines has closed a transaction with BRE…

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May 15, 2006
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