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A330-200 Values Remain On Even Keel
2007 Orderbook Sees Important Jump The combination of the delay in the B787, the absence of delivery slots in the short term for the Boeing product and sustained growth in the international sector prompted the placement of further substantive orders for the A330-200 in 2007, outstripping deliveries two to one…

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February 18, 2008
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ATP Lease Rentals Sustained By New Conversions
The ATP market is showing signs of improvement albeit through conversion of passenger units to freighters. The market for the ATP has experienced considerable problems over the years, owing to a limited operator base and a preference for the Dash8-400 and ATR72-500. However, as is the case with other turboprop…

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February 18, 2008
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Economics of Beech 1900D Fail to Prevent Demise
Values of the Beech 1900D, already under pressure owing to increased enthusiasm for larger equipment, are experiencing further problems as the U.S. economy takes it toll on short-haul flights. A number of Beech 1900D operators have been forced to pull the plug on operations. Mesa Air Group has needed to…

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February 18, 2008
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First Generation Stage 3 Rental Ease
The fall in interest rates has begun to have an impact on lease rentals. Financial uncertainty has also played a role in making the market more cautious, particularly where certain types carry greater risk. There are some older narrowbodies that continue to benefit from the Ripple Effect whereby the lack…

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February 18, 2008
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50-Seat Regional Jet Values Need Realism
There is no clear cut trend line in evidence for the 50 seaters. Production has all but ended demonstrating that the market has moved on and upwards while at the same time there remains sufficient interest in the type to keep availability at low levels. Despite the demand for the…

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February 18, 2008
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MD87 Values Fail to Inspire
The number of MD87s in storage underlines the lack of attraction of the type. Out of an original fleet of 75 there are at least 12 currently in storage. Values and rentals of the MD87 have therefore continued to slide as the type has been the focus of fleet replacement…

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February 18, 2008
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The MD87 Market Presence. The MD87, though incorporating some refinements when compared to the standard MD82, nonetheless is considered to belong to an older generation. The MD87 features EFIS and HUD that improve cockpit efficiency. The structure may be sound, building upon the integrity of the DC9, but systems are…

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February 18, 2008
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B747-400 Residuals Need to Reflect Retirement in Favor of Newer Types
The values of B747-400s are currently riding high, buoyed by the delay in the service entry of the A380 and exceptional demand from the freighter sector, but with a number of operators considering replacements residual values need to reflect future market realities. The values of the B747-400 have enjoyed a…

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February 18, 2008
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