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A380F Residuals Under Scrutiny As UPS Considers Order
Cancellation Could Hamper Fresh Orders But Would Boost B747-8F In the event UPS opts to drop its order for 10 A380Fs calculating both current and future values for the type will become extremely problematical. The previous cancellation of freighter orders from FedEx, ILFC and Emirates, emanating from delays in the…

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March 5, 2007
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PW6000 Powered A318 Values Likely to Continue to Attract Discounting
The imminent delivery of the first A318 to be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engines will do little to improve the relative values of the airframe/engine combination. The PW6000 powered A318 was due to be the first airframe/combination to enter service in 2002. However, a major redesign of the…

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March 5, 2007
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Bargain Basement Price for Late Build B747-300s?
The acquisition of four B747-300s by Russian carrier, Transaero, previously operated by JAL are likely to have been acquired for a knock-down price. The lack of affordable widebody capacity is prompting operators to seek alternative equipment. The Ripple Effect, whereby less desirable types are acquired for short- to medium-term use…

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March 5, 2007
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MD80 Values Struggle To Compensate for Stage 4 Kit
The values of the MD80, having experienced a significant and sustained decline over the past six years, have the opportunity to improve now that an improved Stage 4 noise kit has been certificated by the Federal Airworthiness Administration (FAA). Comtran and Jet Engineering have secured certification from the FAA for…

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March 5, 2007
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Narrowbody Rentals Remain Strong
The first quarter of the year is usually the weakest for operators in terms of traffic leading to increased supply and potentially weaker lease rentals. However, such is the shortage of equipment that the wintry edge to the season has not prevailed sufficiently to either dissuade the discount traveler nor…

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March 5, 2007
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"Ripple Effect" Allows Values Some Stability
Most aircraft are able to claim at least one period of recovery and depending on market conditions, some can manage more. The B727-200 (non advanced) experienced notable improvement in the late 1980s and then again in the mid-1990s despite being more than 20 years of age. This period of recovery…

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March 5, 2007
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Slippage in B747-200B Values Fails to be Halted
The all too sporadic demand for the B747-200B means that values continue to decline such that scrap levels have long since been passed. Before the first B747 had rolled off the production line, the -200B had been ordered. Though identical to the -100 in appearance, apart from more windows on…

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March 5, 2007
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Aircraft Asset Assessment -- B747-200B
Market Presence. When comparing the B747-200B and A380, the chasm in terms of technology becomes all too evident. The three-person flight deck; clockwork instrumentation; 1950s vintage structure (the B747 fuselage is a derivative of the B707); comparatively basic interior (though carrier Virgin spent millions on presenting the most modern of…

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March 5, 2007
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Secondary Market Stronger than Predicted for 50-seaters
Bombardier's Rod Sheridan, part of the company's asset management division, says the after market for the 50-seat RJ is much stronger than anticipated and, in fact, he would not have predicted the increasing interest among corporate operators. "Bombardier and Embraer did the right thing," he said, in taking exception to…

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March 5, 2007
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CRJ1000 Pricing Likely To Be Attractive Despite High List Price
The launch of the CRJ1000 at last offers a credible alternative to the Embraer 190 and even the 195 but with list prices some 20 percent higher than the competition, considerable discounts are still likely. The list price of the CRJ1000 approximates $41 million. This compares with $51 million and…

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March 5, 2007
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