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B747-8I Development Keeps Lid on A380 Pricing
Boeing Stretch Likely To Force Further Discounting on A380 The pursuit of a stretched version of the passenger B747-8, currently under development but lacking a launch customer, is likely to lead to sustained discounting by both Airbus and Boeing, to the point where residual values of both models will be…

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September 4, 2006
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Recovery in Turboprop Values Remains Patchy
The fortunes of the turboprop sector have turned around but values improvement remains sporadic, with older examples available in sufficient quantity as to maintain a clear surplus. Mesa Air Group, in seeking to meet a demand for services on behalf of Delta, may have found it necessary to scour the…

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September 4, 2006
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Aircastle Acquires Six B737-700s for $27.5 Million Each
The expansion of the Aircastle portfolio, the subject of a recent IPO, continues with the acquisition of six B737-700s currently leased to Sterling of Denmark. The six 1999-2001 vintage high gross weight B737-700s were reportedly acquired for a price of $165 million. This equates to a unit cost of $27.5…

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September 4, 2006
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Fuel Price Continues to Dominate Residual Forecasts
Instead of the high price of fuel precipitating a global economic crisis affecting air travel, the aviation industry has instead undergone such a market change as to cause major changes in residual value calculations. The imminent arrival of the hurricane season in the Caribbean does not bode well for the…

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September 4, 2006
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Values Remain on Even Keel
The peak of the market for both the freighter and passenger markets is fast approaching and values of freighters are perhaps as good as they are going to get, unless there is a significant fall in the price of oil in the coming months. Conversion centers are gearing up production,…

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September 4, 2006
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The 50-Seat Jet is Dead - Long Live the 50-Seat Jet!
The issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFPs) by Delta for a raft of new regional jets including 50 50-seat regional jets points to a market segment that is partially recovering from the negativity of the last 12 months. Earlier in the year, lease rates of 50 seat regional jets…

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September 4, 2006
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A321 Values Achieve Stability
Values of the A319 and A320 have exhibited a modest rise during the course of 2006, but values of the A321 have failed to improve to the same degree. After a sluggish start and an extended gestation period for a basic stretch, orders for the A321 continued to mount, perhaps…

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September 4, 2006
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