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First Generation Stage 3 Values Experience Downward Pressure
New Aircraft Act As Replacements The recovery of first generation Stage 3 narrowbody values is over with operators either replacing such aircraft with newer examples or contracting fleets. The fall in the value of such aircraft as the B737-300 and B737-400 is not unexpected although the rise in the price…

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May 26, 2008
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Values of Most Aircraft Face Sharp Decline if Fuel Price Rises to $200+
While most forecasts for oil prices assume an average price of around $120 a barrel for 2008, there is speculation that the price could rise to $200 in the coming months resulting in a massive fall in demand for air travel At $200 a barrel there would inevitably be severe…

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May 26, 2008
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Resurrected B767-300ERs Face Prospect of Low Residuals
Customers seeking to acquire new B767-300ERs as a means of bridging the gap until B787s are actually delivered will likely be disappointed with associated residual values. With yet another delay to the B787 comes the reality of a shortfall in widebody capacity for many customers. Airlines such as Air Canada,…

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May 26, 2008
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Freighter Values Edge Downwards
With the media helping to initiate global economic weakness, air cargo operations are finding the market all the more difficult. While demand for newer freighters continues to outstrip supply, particularly with respect to conversions, older types continue to face problems due to the associated higher fuel costs as well as…

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May 26, 2008
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Rates Fall Away As Operators Shun Older Types
After registering a slight improvement in the middle of 2007, lease rentals of most widebodies have fallen back again as a result of higher fuel pricing. The market for older widebodies is experiencing contraction as a result of the sustained move towards newer equipment. Some operators have been forced to…

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May 26, 2008
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Fuel Prices Increase Pressure on MD82 Values
Whatever the perceived opportunities that the MD82 offers in terms of lower capital costs, operators continue to dispose of the type in favor of newer, more efficient, equipment not least as a result of the escalating price of fuel. Some nine years ago, lack of availability and relative strength of…

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May 26, 2008
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The MD82 Market Presence. Though a number of MD82s may be in the parking lot, with some 500 in service the variant represents approximately two percent of the worlds entire jet fleet. Such a significant number cannot be ignored as replacement represents significant investment for any operator. However, the presence…

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May 26, 2008
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First Flight Of Sukhoi Superjet 100 Unlikely to Herald New Triumvirate
In finally flying the Superjet 100, Russia has made an important step towards becoming a player in commercial aerospace manufacturing and there exists some expectation that they type could become more than a minor irritant to the product line-up of Bombardier and Embraer. The 98-seat Superjet flew for the first…

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May 26, 2008
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