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Winglets Become Increasingly Viewed As Standard For Values
Values Make Only Modest Discounting to Winglet List Prices With the price of fuel seemingly set to remain at record levels for the foreseeable future, at least according to those trading in oil futures, the use of winglets to improve existing efficiency has taken on new significance such that they…

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June 9, 2008
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DHL Restructuring Will Have Little Impact on ABX DC9 Values
The restructuring of operations by cargo operator DHL, will have little impact on the values of the DC9 freighters currently operated by ABX Air. DHL has indicated that it will reduce its U.S. network commencing July, the contraction continuing for some 12-18 months. ABX Air currently provides 55 DC9s and…

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June 9, 2008
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35 & 50 seat Regional Jet Values Face Testing Times
With the announcement that American will retire some 35-40 regional jets comes the expectation of further difficulties for the 50 seaters with the decline in values expected to accelerate as fuel costs rise. As part of Americans restructuring, the airline intends to cut mainline capacity by as much as 12…

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June 9, 2008
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Turboprop Rentals Remain on Even Keel
The seeming disposal of large number of Saab 340Bs is a contrast to the recent trend of shifting capacity to the more economic turboprops but the majority of types continue to enjoy stability. The placement of new orders by SAS has provided a fillip to the Dash8-400 and orders continue…

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June 9, 2008
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Prudence Re-Emerges as Airlines Contract
Though the price of fuel should see widespread problems for many, if not all, operators, the market is sufficiently robust as to keep any decline in values relatively modest, except for some types. Holes are appearing in the backlog of orders which is taking the pressure off values but with…

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June 9, 2008
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B777-300ER Remains Widebody of Choice
The -300ER has been in service for only four years but has established itself as the most desirable of widebodies, aided of course by the high price of fuel.   B777-300ER Vital Statistics LAUNCH 03/2000 FIRST FLIGHT Feb-03 SERVICE ENTRY Apr-04 ORDERS (04/08) 368 DELIVERIES 141 BACKLOG 227 CUSTOMERS 25…

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June 9, 2008
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Aircraft Asset Assessment - The B777-300ER
Market Presence. The size of the twin engined -300ER is such that it essentially replaces the B747-200 and indeed offers an alternative to the -400. The twin engine configuration presents the market with previously unimagined power and operating efficiency. The ability to extract ever higher thrust ratings from two engines…

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June 9, 2008
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A320 Conversions Provide Way of Avoiding Weaker Residuals
The move to develop the A320 converted freighter before excess availability becomes an issue should provide a means of stabilizing any future deterioration in values due to rising supply on the used market. The events of 2001-2002 saw a large number of mostly early A320s entering the used market such…

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June 9, 2008
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