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Raft of Positive Results Keeps Values on Even Keel
Return to Profitability of Some U.S. Airlines Removes Investor Anxiety A full recovery in aircraft values over the year has been thwarted by sustained negative results from U.S. airlines. However, the recent return to profitability by several key players provides some justification for assuming that values now have an opportunity…

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August 7, 2006
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Lessors Seek Status Quo on Narrowbody Residual Value
While the market may be transfixed on the B787 and A350, lessors are eager to see that the residual values of their current narrowbody assets are maintained through the medium term, at least until they have the opportunity to onward sell to other financial institutions. The discussion over the timing…

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August 7, 2006
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Dateline: Farnborough, U.K.
The following is news and analysis gleaned at the Farnborough Air Show, July 17-21. A330-200 Rentals Maintained While Residuals Escape Premature Decline The delay in the development of the A350XWB, a designation that should soon be replaced by one to match the PR hype afforded by Dreamliner, will provide much…

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August 7, 2006
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Rentals Remain Steady For Narrowbodies
Despite the strength of the current market in terms of the extending backlog, lease rentals of most narrowbodies still in production have remained stable over the course of the last quarter. The ability of lease rentals to remain at the very least steady during a sustained period of high fuel…

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August 7, 2006
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No Resting Place for Values of Older Widebodies
Values of older widebodies continue to be exposed to the vagaries of the market. The high price of fuel and aging of so many older widebodies no longer hold any credibility for the majority of international operators. Older aircraft also fail to be of interest due to lesser marketing potential…

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August 7, 2006
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B737-400 Values Continue to Decline
Despite the absence of newer narrowbodies, values of the B737-400 continue to experience a decline. Over previous years, rentals of the B737-400 had been improving, but more recently have exhibited stability. Though the -400 lacks the payload/range performance of the A319 and B737-700, it still possesses sufficient attributes to be…

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August 7, 2006
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Probable End of B747-400F Production Fails to Dent Values
The much anticipated end of B747-400 production looks set to take place by the end of 2009. However, demand for the type in particular, and for larger cargo capacity in general, remains sufficiently robust to buoy current and short term values. Well before the launch of the B747-8 last year,…

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August 7, 2006
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