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B747-400 Residuals Face Increased Pressure
B777-300ER Increasingly Favored As Replacement Rather Growth Capacity The medium to long term residual values of the ubiquitous B747-400 are facing increased pressure as a result of the worldwide slowdown in traffic and the increased emphasis on using the most fuel efficient of equipment, notably the B777-300ER. The short term…

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August 18, 2008
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Fall in Oil Prices Fails To Lift Values
The consistent fall in oil prices to around $115 a barrel at the time of publication, will do little to alleviate the mounting pressure on values of virtually all aircraft types, new or old. Whether the rise in oil prices is a spike, or a long term phenomenon caused by…

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August 18, 2008
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Corporate Jet Values Face Start to Suffer
The boom in corporate jet prices appears to be over as more sellers drop prices in an attempt to move used aircraft. The corporate jet market has been especially buoyant during the last few years. Aircraft that were bought a few years ago can be worth much more than they…

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August 18, 2008
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Values of Early A320s Weaken As Operators Seek Younger Examples
Production of the A320 stretches back for 20 years and operators are increasingly conscious of the advantages that more modern examples offer. Rising maintenance costs associated with operating older equipment are evident. At nearly 20 years of age the second D check will be approaching. Older engines face more frequent…

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August 18, 2008
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Rentals Face Mixed Pressures
The lease rentals of modern narrowbodies continue to face a number of pressures. One the one hand the lessors are appreciative of the still strong demand for more modern aircraft but lessees are also aware of the increasing fragility of the market. With the potential for lease rental weakness, lessors…

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August 18, 2008
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All Chapter 2 Aircraft Have E- Or Less Rating
The Aircraft Rating afforded to all Chapter 2 aircraft underlines the lack of attraction of such types for asset based financing. While some traders are still able to make money from such types, the aircraft change hands for a fraction of previous prices. There is no escaping that for those…

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August 18, 2008
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A330-300 In Demand As Stop Gap Capacity
With the inability to secure efficiency mid sized capacity from Boeing, operators have increasingly turned to the A330-300. Airbus may be selling A330-300s at a higher than desirable discount, not least because of the order quantities, but sales are nonetheless brisk with Emirates being the latest to sign up for…

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August 18, 2008
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: A330-300
Market Presence. Airbus has built a reputation around the use of the latest technology including envelope limiting computers, fly by wire and side stick controllers. Despite being designed in the 1980s, the A330 still is still viewed as contemporary though no match for the B787. Engines have undergone some upgrading,…

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August 18, 2008
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A300 Market Continues to Suffer
Even though the demand for widebodies remains strong, the older types are again under scrutiny as operators seek to divest themselves of A300-600Rs. China Southern, already having announced the withdrawal of four B777-200s and 12 MD82s, is now set to divest itself of six A300-600Rs and 13 MD90s. This follows…

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August 18, 2008
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