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Oasis Hong Kong Increases Potential of Higher Widebody Residuals
Easier Re-marketing of Large Widebodies May Also Lift Rentals The launch of a low-cost long haul carrier offering services between Hong Kong and London Gatwick offers the potential for further expansion of such services and represents an important source of demand for used widebodies. The spread of the low-cost carrier…

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September 18, 2006
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Parting Out of A320s Raises Question Mark Over Narrowbody Life Expectancy
Market conditions are buoyant and the demand for A320s exceeds supply. Nevertheless, two more A320s are being parted out, with an age profile significantly less than 20 years. Aeroturbine, now part of the AerCap group, is advertising two A320-200s for parting out. The age of each aircraft is less than…

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September 18, 2006
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Values of -900ER Ready to Compete with A321
The first flight of the B737-900ER in early September heralds the development of a competitor to the A321-200 and the prospect of intense pricing competition. Boeing has long needed a competitor to the A321-200, something which failed to materialize with the -900. The decision to opt for a low-cost version…

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September 18, 2006
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Chapter 2 Values Remain At Scrap Levels
The value attributed to most Chapter 2 aircraft lay in the eye of the operator. The majority of Chapter 2 or stage 2 aircraft are now fortunate to possess a value greater than $1 million. The number in storage only seems to rise rather than fall, even though more are…

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September 18, 2006
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Turboprop Rentals Remain Stable
Such is the demand for new -- and sometimes older -- turboprops that lease rentals of the type remain on an even keel. The number of turboprops in storage remains a concern, with many older types available in considerable quantity. The impact of the "Ripple Effect", whereby the limited number…

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September 18, 2006
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Ending of B717 Production Encourages Value Erosion
Now that the aircraft type's production has ended, the B717's values managed to slip further, although such declines were forecast. The ending of production saw the delivery of only 155 units, far short of the 400 deemed necessary for values to stand a chance of achieving even stability. The Boeing…

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September 18, 2006
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Aircraft Asset Assessment -- The B717
Market Presence. The lack of success for the B717 has little to do with its performance and capability. The ruggedness of the design has made it ideal for short haul operations. In-service experience has also proven that efficiency was better than forecast. The superior capability of the aircraft has allowed…

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September 18, 2006
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Loss of Mulally Will Not Dent Boeing's Advantage Nor Values
The resignation of Alan Mulally, hailed as the savior of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the modern era, is unlikely to impact the medium term prospects of Boeing, thereby keeping current values and residuals on track. The product range of Boeing, apart from the B747-8I, has been established for the short…

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September 18, 2006
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