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Low Book Prices Start to Impact Values - Again
Advance Levels Dip Forcing More Expensive Equity The need for some major players to dispose of assets has the potential to influence values as sale prices more reflect book rather than market values. Larger organizations, having previously acquired aircraft at large discounts, have written down such assets to a level…

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October 13, 2008
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Shrinking Airfreight Traffic Points to Lower Freighter Values
The latest figures released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) point to an increasingly dismal airfreight market such that values of some freighters may fall faster than expected in the short term. The month of August actually saw a 2.7 percent drop in overall freight compared to August 2007.…

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October 13, 2008
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A340-300 Values Continue to Slide As “Last” Unit is Readied for Delivery
The recent dismal performance of the four engined mid-sized widebodies continues as the “last” -300 variant undergoes flight testing ready for delivery to a VIP, probably a Russian. Production of the A340-300 has not officially ended as list prices are still indicated and the type remains a part of the…

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October 13, 2008
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Interest Rates Keep Lease Rentals on Even Keel
Values of even new widebodies are increasingly under pressure as the economic slump impacts all regions of the world. Lease rentals of newer widebodies generally remain stable not least because the cost of borrowing keeps on rising. Lease rentals of widebodies should be starting to fall as demand in the…

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October 13, 2008
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Economic Problems Compound Inefficiency
The smaller regional jets face a double whammy. Relative operating inefficiency, as a consequence of higher fuel pricing, is being exacerbated by increasingly weak economic conditions making even short haul travel less attractive. The values of the 50 seaters have suffered while those for larger examples have remained stable. Should…

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October 13, 2008
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Fokker 100 Values Resist Downward Pressures
Over the course of the last two years the level of availability has been almost halved allowing a measure of improvement for marketability for the once very beleaguered type. The market for the Fokker 100 has experienced a variety of fortunes over the course of the last decade and for…

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October 13, 2008
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Aircraft Asset Assessment The Fokker 100
Market Presence. The total of 278 deliveries for the Fokker 100 represented something of a success for a European manufacturer though the number pales against the deliveries made by U.S. manufacturers and more recently Embraer and Bombardier. The orders secured from American, and the then USAirways, were considered important successes…

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October 13, 2008
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Arik Air A340-500s Would Attract Significant Discounting
The swtich of three orders from Kingfisher to Arik Air with delivery due in a matter of weeks would have attracted considerable discounting. The three aircraft were already well advanced on the production line when discussions with Airbus were started earlier this year. Two aircraft are planned to be delivered…

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October 13, 2008
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