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Swine Flu Causes Anxious Times for Values
Capacity Cutbacks Could Precipitate Further Falls Values, having already experienced a significant fall in the last eighteen months, are braced for further declines should the outbreak of Swine Flu continue to dominate headlines. Carriers have already introduced swathing cuts to services to Mexico, a major tourist destination. Delta/Northwest used to…

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May 11, 2009
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Residual Values Need To Take Account of Changes in B737NG Specification
From mid-2011 the changes to the B737NG will need to be fully reflected in the residual values of existing examples as well as those featuring the enhancements. The changes being made to the B737NG as from mid 2011 will require a change in values. The newer examples will become the…

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May 11, 2009
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Helicopters Become The New Corporate Jet for “Risk Adverse” Financing
With corporate jets no longer representing a safe haven for investors, the helicopter sector is coming under the investors spotlight. The value of many corporate jets has plunged in recent months as economic contagion has forced expenses to be curtailed. The need by corporations to present a more chastened face…

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May 11, 2009
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GECAS Demonstrates That Aircraft Leasing is Still Profitable
Though lease rentals being applied to new deals may have suffered a significant fall over the last six months, the mix of old and new rates means that leasing still represents a profitable business. The first quarter results produced by GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) demonstrated the near 20 percent…

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May 11, 2009
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Rates Fail to Inspire
Just when it was thought that the market for older widebodies couldn’t get any worse, it has. The demand for older widebodies continues to wither on the vine such that there is little expectation of an improvement. The only way that lease rentals will rise is if the lease term…

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May 11, 2009
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Aircraft Values Experience Appreciable Fall
There exists a temptation to refute any talk of a fall in values in types that previously held the mantle of most popular. The values of the newer aircraft may not be experiencing a fall of the magnitude experienced by some types during this and other downturns but the trend…

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May 11, 2009
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A300-600R Values Continue to Decline
Values of the -600R have continued to experience a significant fall from their peak of late 2007. The B787 already represents a formidable replacement for the -600R but the A350 will present the existing model with fresh challenges. But the B787 is not the cause oif the fall. The type…

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May 11, 2009
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Aircraft Market Assessment
The A300-600R Market Presence. The age and heritage of the A300-600R are clearly evident when compared to newer types. Even the EFIS cockpit, a trademark of Airbus, fails to impress. However, except for newer examples of the same type or the similarly ageing specification of the B767-300, no replacement exists…

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May 11, 2009
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A330-300 Values Experiencing only Modest Fall?
The demand for the A330-300 remains relatively strong despite the uncertainty in the market such that values have remained relatively steady. The market for the A330-300 has to be clearly delineated to avoid viewing all examples in the same light. The early examples – those built before the enhanced model…

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May 11, 2009
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