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Profitability of Lessors At Peak
ILFC Expects Lease Rentals to Weaken Lessors, in continuing to post substantial profits, demonstrates that the market still has considerable flexibility before reliving the turmoil of the early 1990s and post 2001. Engine leasing has become a popular form of leasing in recent years as financial institutions appreciate the ability…

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September 1, 2008
AVN
Collapse of Gemini Highlights Cargo Problems
The complete collapse of Gemini Air Cargo, resulting in the disposal of eight DC10-30Fs and four MD11Fs, underlines the continued the severity of the market facing the cargo market. The combination of higher fuel prices, and declining economic activity have, as usual, been more keenly felt by cargo operators. The…

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September 1, 2008
AVN
Lease Rentals for Fokker 100 Seemingly High
While the market for older aircraft may seem to be waning due to the high price of fuel the demand for some aircraft types seems to suggest otherwise. With Aircastle indicating that the average value of its B737 Classics has fallen to approximate $6 million, the less than ubiquitous Fokker…

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September 1, 2008
AVN
Values of Newer Aircraft Start to Falter
To date the principal focus of the effects of the downturn have focused on the older generation aircraft but as operators face every tougher conditions, the weakness in values has begun to spread to newer types. Gaps have begun to appear in delivery schedules which may allow some operators to…

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September 1, 2008
AVN
50-Seat Lease Rentals Face Uncertainty
Even the fall in the price of fuel cannot disguise the fragility of the 50 seat market and preference for larger aircraft. In the last recession, the major operators in the U.S. sought replace mainline fleets with 50 seaters as a means of quickly reducing capacity and costs. Post 2001,…

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September 1, 2008
AVN
CRJ200ER Problems Mount
The considerable demand for the CRJ200ER in the late 1990s and the early part of this decade was mostly fuelled by artificial demand in the form of scope clauses. Instead of an orderly change to larger gauge equipment, the rapid transformation of the market structure has laid bare the underlying…

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September 1, 2008
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment: CRJ200
Market Presence. While the oldest CRJs are more than 16 years of age, Canadair made great strides in adapting the basic corporate jet design to the needs of the tougher commercial market such that its heritage should not be any more of a significant issue than for other regional jets.…

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September 1, 2008
AVN
easyJet Switch to Larger Gauge Signals More General Upsizing
The little heralded switch of existing A319 orders for the larger A320 underlines the severity of the market for the low cost carriers and the increasing propensity to reduce costs by increasing the size of aircraft. easyJet has opted to change 25 existing A319 orders for A320s. Nine A320s are…

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September 1, 2008
AVN
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