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Paris Provides Showcase For Optimism
Airbus Orders Temporarily Overcome Woes The record breaking orders announced by Airbus provide some respite from the difficulties that the Franco-German manufacturer is facing. On Monday, 18th June at the Paris Air Show, Airbus announced firm orders for 219 aircraft plus Memoranda of Understanding for a further 120 aircraft. This…

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June 25, 2007
AVN
Service Lives & Long Term Residuals Suffer On Greater Utilization
Despite the strength of the market and rising prices, long-term residuals of even the most popular aircraft are coming under increased pressure as a result of greater utilization. The latest Current Market Outlook 2007 from Boeing points to a need for some 28,600 new aircraft over the course of the…

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June 25, 2007
AVN
Airframe / Engine Combination To Values Start To Lose Significance?
The rise of engine manufacturers support programs has the potential to reduce the significance of engine/airframe pricing. Since the dawn of the jet age when the Rolls-Royce Conway engine was used on the B707, a lesser or limited customer and operator base for a specific aircraft has had a detrimental…

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June 25, 2007
AVN
Delay To B787 First Flight Fails To Impact Values
Such is the massive demand for the B787 that the potential slippage in the first flight of aircraft will have no impact on values or perceptions. The rollout of the B787 is still due on the 8th July in front of thousands of guests and nothing is likely to prevent…

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June 25, 2007
AVN
Narrowbody Rentals Continue To Gain
Though some operators are feeling the pinch in terms of yields and fuel prices, the remainder continue to seek new opportunities and additional aircraft. Lease rentals for those aircraft still in production therefore remain strong and indeed have in the main continued to improve. The pressure on interest rates continues…

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June 25, 2007
AVN
Strong Demand For Widebodies
The market for newer widebodies remains sufficiently strong as to allow values a measure of further improvement. Virgin and British Airways have announced their intention to start business-only operations. While some aircraft may be switched from existing services, they may face a delay in acquiring additional units from the manufacturers.…

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June 25, 2007
AVN
A300-600R Show Slight Improvement
Values of the -600R have improved slightly after experiencing many years of weakness. The B787 already represents a formidable replacement for the -600R but the A350 will present the existing model with fresh challenges. Values of the A300-600R have been steadily falling for more than a decade and though a…

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June 25, 2007
AVN
Aircraft Market Assessment
The A300-600R Market Presence. The age and heritage of the A300-600R are clearly evident when compared to newer types. Even the EFIS cockpit, a trademark of Airbus, fails to impress. However, except for newer examples of the same type or the similarly ageing specification of the B767-300, no replacement exists…

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June 25, 2007
AVN
A380 Residuals Face Challenge
The service entry of the A380 is finally only a matter of a few months away but long-term residuals are once again under scrutiny as the potential for a change in engine type is contemplated. Values of the A380 have experienced a modest decline as a result of the extensive…

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June 25, 2007
AVN
A340 Freighter Conversion Provides Some Solace For Values
With the oldest A340 having been in service for nearly 15 years, the potential for freighter conversion in the coming years is all too apparent. Most aircraft subjected to freighter conversion are converted within 20 years of the initial service entry date, the A320 perhaps being the exception owing to…

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June 25, 2007
AVN
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