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FAA ETOPs Ruling Consolidates Widebody Twins Value Advantage
Four Engined Widebody Values Become More Exposed The Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) relaxation, indeed elimination, of Extended Twin Engine Operation (ETOPs) restrictions provides a fillip to values of longer-range, twin-engined widebodies, allowing the aircraft to compete on equal footing to three- and four-engined aircraft such as the MD11 and A340.…

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January 22, 2007
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Global Warming Set To Accelerate Decline In Residuals Of Older Jets
Air transport and global warming are increasingly viewed as inseparable such that older aircraft are likely to be retired in favor of the new sooner rather than later. Aircraft, though ejecting emissions at a high altitude, still contribute a modest amount to global warming when compared to automobiles, power stations…

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January 22, 2007
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Used A330-200 Values Remain Strong, New Pricing Very Competitive
The recent spate of orders for the A330-200 continues to underline the popularity of the type despite the launch of a replacement. U.S. lessor, Pegasus Aviation Finance Company, has recently placed an order for six A330-200s following an order from Dutch lessor, AerCap for 20 of the same type. These…

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January 22, 2007
AVN
Bumper Year For Boeing Points To Strong Values
The market for the newer narrowbodies remains as strong as ever, if not stronger, owing to the extended backlog and sustained traffic growth. In 2006, Boeing secured 729 net orders for the B737NG compared with 569 in the previous year. With just over 300 B737NG deliveries during 2006, the backlog…

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January 22, 2007
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Turboprop Rentals Manage To Rise
The lease rentals of turboprops continued to reflect the overall demand in the market and have therefore exhibited a modest rise. Though fuel prices have eased slightly, the seeming new-found economics of the turboprop continue to be held in high regard. The fuel efficiency of the turboprop over shorter sectors…

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January 22, 2007
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B737-600 Values Experience Progressive Fall
The dismal display of the B737-600 orderbook, contrasting with the experience of the -700 and -800, continues to warrant a fall in values. Values of the -600 were placed "On Watch" status six years ago and to all intents, the variant has become marginalized. Marginalization indicates considerable difficulty in placing…

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January 22, 2007
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment
The B737-600 Market Presence. In developing the B737NG Boeing created another more than capable product. Range, operating costs and interior flexibility have all been addressed. However, the market for the -600 has changed and the A318 represents an extremely competitive alternative. The range performance of the higher gross weight -600…

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January 22, 2007
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