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Timing of New CSeries Could See Strong Values At Service Entry
Bombardier Product has Potential to Erode Existing Residuals The dithering appears to be finally over and Bombardier have taken a major step towards offering a product that breaks away from the regional mold and enters the mainstream market, potentially impacting the residuals of existing 100-130 seat mainstream products of Airbus…

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March 3, 2008
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Potential for Additional A380 Orders Chips Away At Values
Airbus has been working hard to counter the concerns of the market over absolute demand for the A380 and the potential for remarketing, both of which have sometimes impacted values, but new orders are at least demonstrating that the appeal of the type extends beyond a few launch customers. Some…

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March 3, 2008
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B787-8 Values Buoyed by "$1m" Lease Rentals
Despite the delays, values of the B787-8 remain unaffected although they continue to be buoyed by near record lease rentals, which, in turn prompt higher values. With low interest rates the lease rental factor (LRF), which expresses the monthly lease rental as a percentage of the value, should be around…

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March 3, 2008
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B737-900ERs Acquired for "$60 million" Each
In accordance with the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan the Turkmenhowayollary State National Service is to conclude the contract for delivery of B737-900ER to the total sum of $US 119.578,679 with Boeing. The aircraft are to be operated by Turkmenistan Airlines. At a unit price of $60 million, this…

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March 3, 2008
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No Hiding Place for Older Widebodies
Though there may be attempts to keep the older widebodies in the sky there are too many negatives to prevent operators from seeking alternatives. Values of newer widebodies may be continuing to enjoy a measure of stability despite the fragility of the financial sector but for the majority of older…

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March 3, 2008
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Freighter Rentals Maybe Easing?
The fragility of the world economy, notably in the U.S., has prompted a note of caution with respect to the freighter market. The most notable trend has been the diversion of traffic away from the air to container ships. The imposition of fuel surcharges on airfreight rates has seemingly had…

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March 3, 2008
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Conversion of B767-300 Begins in Earnest
Despite the appetite for the -300ER and consequential hike in lease rentals, the limited demand for the shorter range -300 has resulted in such a decline in values that conversion to freighter is now underway. The problems facing the B767-300 program are indicated by the order status. Only seven units…

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March 3, 2008
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: The B767-300
Market Presence. The B767-300 has an extremely limited market presence. The absence of orders and deliveries within the last decade has increased the expectation of difficult trading conditions. With only 10 operators, of which three possess more than 75 percent of the fleet, future demand for used units in a…

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March 3, 2008
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Engine Values Continue to Climb Due to Maturity
Values and prices of mainstream spare engines are enjoying a further rise as maturity bites and utilization levels increase. Investing in engines may require greater understanding of the risk than investment in airframes but the rewards can be greater and more sustained. In contrast to the associated airframe, demand for…

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March 3, 2008
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