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Potential A340 Scrapping Increases Need for Residual Risk
Parting Out Fortunately Unusual So Early in Life Cycle The first possible parting out of an A340-300 underlines the fragility of widebody residuals, particularly when assuming service lives can be 30 years or more. The A340-300 being considered for parting out is owned by lessor, AerCap. The aircraft, serial number…

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August 20, 2007
AVN
Full-Life Maintenance Adjustments Cause Problems for Residuals
The increased use of full-life maintenance adjustments at the end of leases offers considerable financial engineering benefits but is increasingly serving to distort long-term residual values. Residual values have traditionally assumed that the aircraft will be retuned in the equivalent of half-life condition. The airframe for example will be half…

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August 20, 2007
AVN
Saab 340s Purchased At Attractive Price
The market for turboprops remains strong and there continues to be a shortage of quality equipment, such that pricing has continued to edge up. The Saab 340 has, in the past, been affected by issues of excess availability. There remain some 20 Saab 340s being advertised for sale or lease.…

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August 20, 2007
AVN
Turboprop Rentals Remain on Track
The development of an all new 70-seat turboprop by China, seemingly capable of competing with the Bombardier Dash8-400 and ATR72 underlines the demand for propeller aircraft while potentially causing problems for residual values of incumbent products. Residual value calculations for turboprops have not only benefited from the recent resurgence in…

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August 20, 2007
AVN
Despite Strong Market Values Keep Falling
Values of older widebodies continue to face weakness as the effects of higher maintenance and operating costs take precedence over lack of newer products. The cost of reconfiguring the older widebodies is such that there are few owners willing to undertake the task. A widebody can cost between $5-10 million…

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August 20, 2007
AVN
Values of B737-300 Remain Stable
The rise in lease rentals over the course of the last few years has eventually led to a slight improvement in values.   B737-300 Vital Statistics LAUNCH Mar-81 FIRST FLIGHT Feb-84 SERVICE ENTRY Nov-84 ORDERS 09/03 1,113 DELIVERIES 09/03 1,113 AVAILABILITY 14 OPERATORS 123 ENGINE TYPES CFM56 IN STORAGE 37…

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August 20, 2007
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment: The B737-300
Market Presence. There can be no ignoring the vast number of operators and the suitability of the type to a wide range of operations. Although production may have ceased many years ago, the proven reliability of the type combined with relatively low maintenance costs ensures that the type remains a…

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August 20, 2007
AVN
Engine Residuals Shrug Off Concerns Over Technology Leap Frog
The concern over global warming and the prospect of relatively rapid advances in engine technology have the potential to undermine the demand for existing engine models in the long term. With the service entry of the B787 comes new-generation engines, ones which can only draw such heritage from existing engine…

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August 20, 2007
AVN
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