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Demand for Fuel Efficient Aircraft Puts Pressure on Residuals
Accelerated Retirement Profile Set To Displace Current Types The high price of fuel, the endless striving for lower costs and a changing market structure are continuing to force operators to newer equipment at the expense of the old, potentially leading to the premature retirement of existing models. The latest Boeing…

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July 24, 2006
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B777-300ER Financing Sees Top End Pricing
The Export-Import Bank financing of two B777-300ERs for Emirates has seen unit pricing at the top end of values. The deal for two -300ERs to be delivered shortly to Emirates saw Ex-Im financing of $261 million or $130 million per aircraft. The Ex-Im supported loan features a 12 year term.…

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July 24, 2006
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Strong Competition In Narrowbody Pricing Maintained
Used values of the B737NG and A320 families are failing to move upwards by any significant degree due to the sustained competition between Airbus and Boeing, The placement of new orders by RBS Aviation Capital for four A319s and six A320s at a time when the market is supposed to…

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July 24, 2006
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A350 XWB Signals Difficulties for A340 Family Residuals
The announcement of the upgraded A350 XWB on the first day of the Farnborough Air Show provided on paper a viable competitor but also signaled the de facto end of the A340 product line in the coming years suggesting that residual values will now need reassessment. Whether or not Airbus…

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July 24, 2006
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B737NG & A320 Residuals Continue to Compensate for Replacement
The introduction of modest upgrades to the A320 and perhaps the B737NG cannot mask the ongoing movement towards the development of a replacement for both families. The replacement process is heavily dependent on improvements to the engines in terms of fuel efficiency, maintenance costs and environmental controls. Both CFMI and…

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July 24, 2006
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Lease Rates Stabilize But At Low Levels
While the demand for newer widebodies continues apace, the appetite for older and thirsty examples continues to weaken. The lease rentals of more modern equipment have registered a sustained rise over the course of the previous two years. However, lease rentals of those widebodies no longer in production have spluttered…

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July 24, 2006
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Widebody Values Experience Mixed Fortunes
The demand for the right kind of widebodies remains strong, sufficient to justify a modest increase. A number of widebodies continue to face weakness while others are enjoying modest gains. While not all carriers are able to contemplate adding capacity there are others who have the appetite to acquire additional…

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July 24, 2006
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B777-300ER Becomes the Star Widebody
The -300ER has been in service for only two years but has established itself as the most desirable of widebodies, aided of course by the high price of fuel. The twin-engine design coincided with the development of much more reliable engine technology. Without reliable engines, a long-range twin engined was…

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July 24, 2006
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European Emissions Could Curtail Fleet Expansion
The European Parliament is taking the initiative in seeking to impose environmental controls on airlines by recommending that an emission trading scheme be limited to airlines and that a new tax on aviation fuel and airline ticket prices be introduced. The proposed measures seek to curb the expansion of aircraft…

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July 24, 2006
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A380 Delays Fail To Impact Existing Values
The delays in the production of the A380 have not as yet dented either current or residual values of the type although they have undermined the perception that Airbus can produce an aircraft on time and which meets the original specifications. A multitude of other programs have failed to meet…

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July 24, 2006
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