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Lease Rates Stutter
Rentals for Newer Aircraft Start to Falter The focus of the current downturn has, to date, been on the decline in values but lease rentals of virtually all aircraft are also facing adverse pressures, though perhaps still of a relatively modest nature. There has been a raft of corporate failures…

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December 8, 2008
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Airbus List Prices Set To Fall?
While the relevance of list prices to actual net prices has long since passed, changes are still of interest, particularly when prices are increased due to specific events. Earlier in 2008 Airbus cited factors that warranted adding a further $2 million to the list price of narrowbodies and $4 million…

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December 8, 2008
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Air-India RFP Sets Stalwart Reserve Pricing
The sale and leaseback market continues to maintain some momentum despite the concern over the dwindling supply of funds. NACIL of India has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the sale and leaseback of a 1994 B747-400 powered by PW4000 engines, as well as five A320s powered by V2500s…

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December 8, 2008
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No Hiding Place For Older Widebody Values
Despite the significant fall in the price of fuel to around $50 a barrel, the lack of demand for the older widebodies, due to reduced traffic levels, has continued to cause problems for values. The previous high price of fuel merely exposed the vulnerability of the widebodies to a sustained…

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December 8, 2008
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Rates Deterioate
While it is so easy to latch onto a single example and use it as the basis for a general trend, there can be no denying that the lease rentals of even the more popular types have begun to wane. The third quarter results of lessors has not indicated a…

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December 8, 2008
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A310-300 Values Continue to Decline
As is the case with most aircraft types, the values for the A310 have suffered from weaker demand. The consistently low level of availability is being achieved partly because of the appetite for conversion. There were at one time over 30 being advertised but today there are only eight. The…

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December 8, 2008
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Aircraft Asset Assessment

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December 8, 2008
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A310-300
Market Presence. The A310-300 at least features a two-person cockpit though it lacks the sophistication of other members of the Airbus product range. The powerplants remain competitive and the interior offers marketing opportunities for large and small operators. The relative youth of the program ensures that adverse maintenance issues will…

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December 8, 2008
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Cityline Cuts Highlight Concerns Over 50 Seaters
With the fall in the price of oil to around $50 a barrel, the 50 seat regional jets seemed to have been saved from a premature end but airlines have become conscious of the risk associated with operating the type in a high fuel cost environment. Values of the 50…

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December 8, 2008
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