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B777-200ER Current Values Remain Strong
But 2006 Has Yet to See Any New Orders The buoyancy of the international scheduled market and the predilection for twin engined widebodies continues to allow B777-200ER values a measure of improvement. The B777-200ER has been favored by operators and the financial community for many years, allowing values to register…

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October 2, 2006
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A330-200 Orders Keep Values on Even Keel - For Now
Despite advanced preparations for the launch of a replacement in the form of the A350XWB, the A330-200 seems to be winning sufficient orders to keep current values from exhibiting a significant slippage. A vote of confidence in the short to medium term prospects for the A330-200 has been derived from…

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October 2, 2006
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New Transatlantic Carrier Acquires Two B767-200ERs For "$18.5m" Each
Following the success of Maxjet in wresting business travel away from incumbent carriers such as British Airways and Virgin over the North Atlantic, new fledging Silverjet has secured $37 million in funding to acquire two 1990 B767-200ERs. Silverjet has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since May 2006 and…

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October 2, 2006
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Sustained Fall in Oil Price Offers Prospect of Stronger Values
Although a swallow does not make a summer, the recent fall in oil prices to less than $60 a barrel provides much needed relief for airlines around the world, increasing the demand for capacity as new operators emerge and existing airlines seek expansion. The price of oil fell late September…

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October 2, 2006
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Beleaguered Fokker 50 Values Gain Solace from Freighter Conversion
Values of the Fokker 50 have experienced a considerable decline over the last decade, but the imminent certification of the first converted unit offers the potential for some demand, relieving downward pressure on values. Values of older Fokker 50s have slumped to less than $2 million, making them ideal targets…

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October 2, 2006
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Are Rentals Reaching Their Peak?
Lease rentals are tentatively increasing but for the most part seem to have reached a peak. The summer season may have passed but demand remains strong. While some widebodies will become available on short term leases, wet and dry, for the most part there will be sufficient retention to sustain…

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October 2, 2006
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50 Seat Jet Values Register Slight Improvement
Values of 50 seat regional jets suffered in the wake of disposals at the end of last year and corporate collapses at the beginning of this year, but they have since continued to recover. The limited production of new 50 seat regional jets and the placement of surplus units coupled…

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October 2, 2006
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B737-800 Values Remain on Top Form
Demand for the B737-800 continues to outstrip supply, allowing values to improve still further. The type continues to be viewed with considerable enthusiasm by operators and investors alike. This is due to demand from a myriad of operators worldwide, rather than a few mega carriers located in a single region.…

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October 2, 2006
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Aircraft Asset Assessment -- B737-800
Market Presence. The design of the B737-800 still owes much to the original B737 of the 1960s. While Boeing has made considerable improvements to the basic design, the result is a comparable, rather than a more advanced, product when compared to the A320 family. For once, Boeing failed to leapfrog…

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October 2, 2006
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"Offer Pricing" Offers Insight Into Trading Activity
Although the aviation market is far from transparent in terms of pricing, there are a number of sources which offer a means of gauging whether values bear any resemblance to actual trading activity. There currently exists no single source for reliable transaction data. Although ISTAT is seeking to establish such…

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October 2, 2006
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