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B737 Classic Values & Rentals Soften But Demand Still Evident
Lower Fuel Prices Keep Older Types Competitive The perception that values of the B737 Classic may be on the edge of a precipice appear misplaced as aircraft continue to be leased, clearly aided by lower fuel pricing and relative capital cost. There can be no escaping the magnitude of the…

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February 16, 2009
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Lease Rentals “Set To Decline” in 2009
Lease rentals of narrowbodies currently in production are set to experience further weakness according to lessor CIT Aerospace. According to Alexander Mason of the CIT Group during the Q4 20008 Earnings Call held in late January 2009, Mason stated “2008 was a stellar year for our air segment as the…

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February 16, 2009
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Turboprop Rentals Start to Ease
With the fall in the price of fuel comes a stark reminder of how fickle the market can be. The demand for turboprops has eased as the cost of operating regional jets has fallen. Operators are no longer knocking on the doors of the turboprop manufacturers as they once were.…

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February 16, 2009
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Lower Fuel Prices May Not Prevent Falls
The much lower price of price of fuel has played a significant role in allowing operators to contemplate retention. The values of the 50 seaters had suffered while those for larger examples remained stable not least because of the concentration in the U.S. and the price of fuel. Whereas the…

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February 16, 2009
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DC9 Values Have Long Since Fallen into Abyss
This is likely to be last time that the DC9 will ever feature in Aircraft Value News such is its lack of relevance to the current and future market. The type once enjoyed considerable status but virtually since the ValuJet accident approximately a decade ago, the type has been out…

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February 16, 2009
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The market presence of the DC9 is very limited and pales against that experienced in the mid 1990s. The dominance of Northwest suggests that the type will increasingly be withdrawn from service in the coming years. A principal problem for the DC9 is that it was never particularly popular outside…

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February 16, 2009
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Maintenance Status Takes on Different Status During Recessionary Period
During this recession the issue of maintenance status as it relates to the value of aircraft takes on a new significance. Contrary to some opinion, the impact of maintenance status is not a constant. At the extremes of the cycle the relevance of lesser maintenance status can either be exaggerated…

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February 16, 2009
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