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FUTURE AIRCRAFT VALUES
Long Term B777-300ER Residuals Under Scrutiny
Emirates A350-1000 Order Creates Uncertainty for Boeing Since entering service in 2004 the B777-300ER has become the leading widebody in terms of perceived residual value strength but with the selection of the competing A350-1000 by Emirates comes a threat to values in the long term. The development of the B787…

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December 10, 2007
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Weakness of Dollar Potentially Retards A320 Replacement
While it is a truism that all aircraft currently in full production will no longer be so 10 years hence, there are inevitably factors which can accelerate or retard the replacement process and at present, the weakness of the dollar is inhibiting the ability of Airbus to move forward with…

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December 10, 2007
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MD80 Seeks Reprieve
While values of the MD80 series seemingly equate to scrap values, with over 1,100 still in service, there continues to be a market for the type, particularly if modified to achieve Chapter 4 compliance. As the first of the Chapter 3 compliant narrowbodies to enter service, the exit of the…

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December 10, 2007
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Freighter Values Retain Stability
The cargo market is showing some signs of weakness although the run up to the end of the year usually provides for peak demands on capacity. A slowdown in the cargo market has historically been symptomatic of wider problems for the industry. While air freight traffic is increasingly competing against…

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December 10, 2007
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Lease Rentals of Remain Steady
After a period of modest improvement, lease rentals of the majority of regional jets have seemingly reached a ceiling. There continues to be reasonable variation in lease rates attributable to the region; the lessee; the term of the lease and the return conditions. The proportion of regional jets operated on…

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December 10, 2007
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Dash 8-400 Values Undermined by Incidents
While the high price of fuel has fuelled the demand for turboprops, not least the Dash8Q-400, recent incidents relating to the landing gears have inevitably played a major role in seeing a discount in current and short-term future values for the specific type. The market for turboprops remains strong with…

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December 10, 2007
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The Dash 8-400 Market Presence. As a turboprop the Dash8-400 was previously inevitably tarnished by the general perception that the age of the turboprop has been consigned to history. More recently, the incidents involving the landing gears have caused values to temporarily falter. The view that the era of the…

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December 10, 2007
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Turboprop Residuals Under Threat as Manufacturers Consider Upsizing
Current and future values of turboprops have exhibited comparative stability over the course of the last two years not least because of the envisaged status quo in terms of product line. The move by Bombardier and now ATR to consider larger variants has the potential to weaken residuals of existing…

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December 10, 2007
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Holiday Notice
With the rush of the holidays, this will be the last issue of Aircraft Value News for 2007 but we will resume publication in early January. In the meantime, have a happy and healthy holiday.

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December 10, 2007
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