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A380 Values Remain on Even Keel As Emirates Consolidates Order
Values Remain Muted Compared to Other New Widebodies The discounting of A380 values as a consequence of the delays and uncertainty over orders seems to have passed as Emirates orders additional units, underlining the belief in the type by the largest customer for the type. The decision by Emirates to…

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May 28, 2007
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Sale & Leaseback Transactions Raise Stakes
The limited opportunities for straight financing has inevitably led to increased sale and leaseback transactions in recent years but the consequential rise in pricing and lease rentals can create unrealistic expectations should there be a need to dispose of the asset or for a new lessee to be sought. The…

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May 28, 2007
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A310-300 Values Enjoy Stability
The values of the A310-300 continue to remain stable and may have actually increased slightly as a result of the absence of new equipment and the emergence of new operators seeking to exploit regional opportunities. The values of the A310-300 have experienced a significant fall since being priced at nearly…

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May 28, 2007
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Increase Still Evident in Rentals
The peak in newer widebody lease rentals has yet to appear as this year has seen further rises. The demand for widebody capacity continues to grow. AirAsia has ordered 10 A330-300s and looks likely to convert a further five options for the type as it seeks to enter the international…

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May 28, 2007
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Regional Jet Values Remain Stable
Despite the emphasis on larger regional jets the majority of values of jets in the regional sector continue to hold steady. The troubles of the U.S. majors seem to be largely over though large scale replacement and high fuel prices will likely cause some problems as will the weakening U.S.…

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May 28, 2007
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Slight Improvement in Lease Rentals
The prospects for the MD83 in the medium to long term remain grim but at least lease rentals have shown a modest improvement. Despite still being the most desirable of MD80 variants, the fortunes of the MD83 continue to falter. While the Ripple Effect has allowed the fortunes of other…

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May 28, 2007
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The MD83 Market Presence. The MD83 experienced its heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s. While values started to stumble more than 10 years ago, availability has only became a major issue in recent years. Even before production ceased in 1999, the MD83 was already facing severe pressure from…

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May 28, 2007
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B737-500 Values Remain Resilient While -600 Disappoints
The continuing placement of B737-500s points to a sufficiently strong market for the type allowing values to remain at current levels for the short, and possibly, medium term. While the period 2001-2004 inevitably took its toll on the values of the B737-500, there has been notable improvement in more recent…

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May 28, 2007
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Controversial Seat Counts Receive Revamp
The number of seats used in the estimation of relative operating efficiency by the manufacturers has been reviewed by Airbus as a means of narrowing the gap between fantasy and reality. Airbus has opted to reduce the seat count on the A380 from 555 to 525 as a means of…

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May 28, 2007
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