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Current Values Past Their Peak?
Extending Backlog Fails To Paper Over Cracks The peak of the current cycle may have already passed such that the third quarter of 2007 could be viewed as the pinnacle given the amount of negative data now emerging. Just when the market appeared to be set to enjoy a sustained…

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March 31, 2008
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Expectations of Higher Rentals in 2008 Contrasts With Market Fragility
Lease rentals for 2008 were expected to remain reasonably static but Aircastle, one of the new lessors on the block, has reportedly indicated that it expects to secure higher rentals and longer terms this year. The lessor reports that the company expects to secure 5-10 percent higher lease rentals in…

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March 31, 2008
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B757 Values Remain Stable, Defying Odds
While the wider market may be set for a period of fluctuating fortunes, the prospects for the B757 seem more settled. Values of the youngest examples may have been under pressure over the course of the last year but for the majority of those B757s in service, the market has…

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March 31, 2008
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A350-900 VIP Priced At "$230 million+"
Despite the A350-900 still largely being on the CAD/CAM monitor, Airbus has received an order for the VIP version of the aircraft, reportedly carrying a green-list price tag of $230 million. The list price of a new A350-900 currently stands at $230 million. Launch order commercial customers for the aircraft…

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March 31, 2008
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Airbus Results Point to Tougher Price on New Aircraft
With Airbus reporting a loss of nearly Euro Euro900 million for 2007 the pressure is mounting for the manufacturer to secure higher prices for new aircraft. In 2007, Airbus essentially lost over a billion Euros due to the weakness of the dollar. While Airbus is already in the process of…

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March 31, 2008
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Widebody Values Remain Bright Spot
The narrowbody market may be facing some not so positive news but the widebody sector, largely by accident, continues to offer the prospect of sustained demand for most examples. While the U.S. press is dominated daily by the afflictions of the domestic airline industry, other parts of the world are…

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March 31, 2008
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B777-200 Values Remain on Even Keel
With operators unable to find -200ERs on the used market, attention is inevitably being diverted to the lesser capable -200. Values of the -200 have enjoyed a rise though there remain a few examples on the ground. The combination of specification and condition can undermine overall attraction. The development of…

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March 31, 2008
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: B777-200
Market Presence. The B777-200 has experienced the fate of most initial variants of a new model -marginalization within the first decade of service entry. The difference for the -200 lay with the expectation that such an outcome could be avoided or at least delayed. Initial financings of the B777-200 made…

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March 31, 2008
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U.S. Fleet Contractions Has No Immediate Impact On Values
With the airline industry having pared costs to the bone, one of the few remaining options open to operators is to downsize the fleet and stop operating some of the less profitable routes. Having to deal with the effects of a weakening economy some U.S. airlines are having to come…

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March 31, 2008
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