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Hike in B787 Production Poised to Hit Residuals
Boeing Struggles to Meet Demand for New Widebody In considering another boost in B787 production rates, Boeing [BA] is running the risk of accelerating the retirement of existing widebodies, potentially forcing a reassessment of existing residual value forecasts. In an era of burgeoning fuel prices, the worlds' airlines are rushing…

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June 12, 2006
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ICAO Data Shows Strong Traffic Despite High Fuel Prices
Traffic figures recently released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for 2005 and by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the first four months of 2006 underline improvement in the market, providing further evidence that existing values of aircraft in production should continue to edge upwards in the…

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June 12, 2006
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Delivery of Last B717 Underlines Continued Weakness of Values
The delivery of the last two B717s to AirTran and Midwest Airlines provides little solace for values, in view of total production amounting to only 156 units. Although the B717 (designated the MD95 when launched by McDonnell Douglas) offered the potential to act as a replacement for the large number…

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June 12, 2006
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Rentals Continue to Edge Upwards
Despite the financial negatives that surround many international carriers, lease rentals of widebodies in production are managing to register a further, albeit modest, improvement. As the peak summer season gets underway, the absence of more modern widebody equipment is even more acute. The summer season sees operators jostling for additional…

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June 12, 2006
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50 Seat Jet Values Stabilize After Recent Falls
The values of 50 seat regional jets have staged a limited recovery after the falls experienced in the wake of disposals by Delta, Northwest, Independent and Continental. The reason for the slight recovery in the face of still high fuel prices lies with the placement of a number of surplus…

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June 12, 2006
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B767-300 Values Low Enough for Conversion?
Despite the appetite for the -300ER and consequential hike in lease rentals, the limited demand for the shorter range -300 has resulted in such a decline in values that conversion to freighter status is now in prospect. The problems facing the B767-300 program are indicated by the current order status.…

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June 12, 2006
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