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Airbus Debacle Starts To Hurt Residuals
Delays & Resignations Undermine Confidence The doubling of the delay to the service entry of the A380 to two years has significant implications for not only residual values of the new leviathan but also existing and future programs. By 2004, Airbus had seemingly finally broken the stranglehold of Boeing by…

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October 16, 2006
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Engine TCAs Envisage "10 Percent" Premium For Residuals
The Total Care Agreements (TCAs) offered by engine manufacturers are designed to boost residual values of those aircraft using such programs, by as much as 10 percent due to the perceived virtual full life condition of the engines. Engine makers have increasingly sought to tap into the need for operators…

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October 16, 2006
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Shortfall In B747-400BCF Values Cited At ISTAT Monaco Conference
This year's ISTAT Conference in Monaco, October 6-7, attracted 300 attendees, a 30 percent increase from the 2005 event. At the gathering, a consensus emerged: values of converted B747-400s are failing to adequately reflect the hike in feedstock prices. The B747-400 conversion has become extremely popular, as airfreight operators seek…

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October 16, 2006
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Freighter Rentals Remain On Even Keel
The loss of some military contracts has taken the edge off the boom time for the freight industry, but the run up to the peak Christmas period will provide sufficient solace to keep rentals at current levels. Military contracts represent a vital source of revenue for a number of operators,…

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October 16, 2006
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Narrowbody Values Remain On The Up
The market remains strong and values continue to experience a modest rise. Boeing has managed to secure over 700 orders since the beginning of the year, illustrating that demand is still high. However, not all newer narrowbodies are developed as equals. The lack of orders for some examples remains a…

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October 16, 2006
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A330-300 Values Experience Some Weakness
While the demand for the A330-200 remains reasonably strong, the position of the -300 is less secure due to the availability of other products and concern about possible replacements in the form of the A350 and indeed the B787. The A330-300 was developed back in the days when Airbus believed…

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October 16, 2006
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Aircraft Asset Assessment -- A330-300
Market Presence. Airbus has built a reputation around the use of the latest technology, including envelope limiting computers, fly-by-wire, and side stick controllers. Despite being designed in the 1980s, the A330 still is viewed as contemporary, although no match for the B787. Engines have undergone some upgrading, specifically the CF6,…

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October 16, 2006
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FedEx 757 Replacement Program Bolsters Values
The rate of B757 conversions is set to significantly increase, as FedEx aims to convert up to 90 of the aircraft during an eight-year period, starting in 2008. The number of B757 conversions to date has failed to sufficiently excite the market and materially reduce the supply of used units.…

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October 16, 2006
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