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Values of Dash8-400 Suffer Temporary Decline
SAS Grounding Likely to be Isolated Unless Authorities Step In The grounding of some 27 Dash8-400 examples by SAS has led to a temporary fall in the value of the type. The confirmation that the board of SAS has opted to withdraw the Dash8-400 is a significant event. Not only…

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November 12, 2007
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Values Fail to Progress Amidst Uncertainty
Values in general are failing to progress upwards owing to the uncertainty caused by rising fuel prices and fragility of the financial markets. With record backlogs and a waiting list akin to that of the IPhone, values and prices of new and used aircraft should be continuing to experience a…

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November 12, 2007
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Values of Lower Capacity Aircraft Could Suffer As Passengers Put On Weight
The discovery by SAS five years ago that the average weight of passengers, including hand luggage, is higher than the industry standard weight set 13 years ago, has led to fresh demands for a revised European-wide standard. In 1994, the Europeans set an average weight of 84 kilograms (185 pounds)…

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November 12, 2007
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Delay to B747-8F Would Benefit B747-400F Rentals
With the debacle over the service entry date of the B787, concerns are now being voiced over whether Boeing will be able to effect service entry of the B747-8F on schedule. The service entry of the B747-8F is due in late 2009, still two years away. Boeing indicated that, despite…

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November 12, 2007
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Out of Production Widebody Values: Values Remain Fragile
With the price of fuel continuing to rocket to new highs, the appetite for the gas-guzzling leviathans of old continues to weaken. The combination of three-person flight decks, rising maintenance costs, lesser reliability and fuel consumption are all conspiring to ensure the demise of older widebodies. Remarketing increasingly has to…

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November 12, 2007
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Chapter 2 Narrowbody Current Values: No Hiding Place for Chapter 2 Pricing
With the consideration of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6, the lack of attraction of Chapter 2 aircraft is all the more apparent. However, the dismissal of the Chapter 2 fleet per se is too easy. The more astute traders can still make money buying and selling the aircraft. There remain…

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November 12, 2007
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Aircraft Value Review - B747-400: B747-400 Values Achieve Stability After Recent Surge
The last 18 months has seen a significant improvement in values and pricing of the B747-400 as a consequence of the delay in the service entry of the A380 as well as the demand for freighter feedstock. The development of the B747-8 however, finally draws a line under the production…

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November 12, 2007
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The B747-400 Market Presence. The B747-400 still represents the core of many major carriers fleets around the world. Performance, economy and capacity have, until recently, been unmatched and had become the baseline by which all other types are judged. In designing the A380, Airbus had to reduce operating costs by…

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November 12, 2007
AVN
ILFC A350 Order Offers Potential for Strong Residuals
ILFC appears to have finally designed the aircraft it always wanted and committed to an order for 20 A350s suggesting that the revised aircraft will possess the attributes for residual value strength. Though the final configuration and design of the A350 has yet to be determined, enough of the basics…

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November 12, 2007
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