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B757 Residuals Set to Erode
Potential American Disposal Underlines B757 Age Residual values of the B757 are being assessed in the context of potential retirements in the coming years. American Airlines is reportedly considering the long term future of its large fleet of B757s. While there may be interest in the B737-900ER as a replacement,…

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August 3, 2009
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50 Seat Regional Jet Values Remain Under Severe Pressure
The values of 50 seat regional jets have little opportunity for recovery even when the market begins to recover in late 2010. Austrian Airlines has decided to retire its fleet of CRJ200s in the second quarter of 2010 while also reducing the fleet of Dash8-300s in favor of the larger…

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August 3, 2009
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Values Expected to Decline by 15-25 Percent Over Next Two Years
The recovery in the aviation market is expected to be sluggish and in the interim fleets will continue to contract, adding to already increasing levels of availability. The latest results from the U.S. majors makes for dismal reading. While the predicament of the US airlines no longer determines the fortunes…

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August 3, 2009
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Emergence of Auctions Points to Rise of Distressed Selling
The emergence of auctions once again underlines the severity of the market although at this point the emphasis is clearly on smaller commercial and business aircraft. The downturn of the 1990s was characterized by the rise of the auction when sellers, desperate to dispose of aircraft, sought to find a…

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August 3, 2009
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Regional Jet Rentals Face Tough Times
In the period 2001-2002 regional jets experienced relatively minor discounting but with this downturn the effects are mainstream. The recession is affecting all sectors and while new regional jets continue to be delivered, there remains the problem of placing the used. The deterioration in lease rentals may be focused on…

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August 3, 2009
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Freighter Values Continue to Flounder
The decline in airfreight traffic may not be as great as it was a few months ago but it remains sufficiently depressed as to continue to undermine values. There exists considerable excess capacity such that even if the world economy starts moving again, this will take time to translate into…

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August 3, 2009
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MD11 Values Face Renewed Pressure
Values of the MD11 have continued to decline as the type is increasingly withdrawn from passenger service and as operators lose interest in the type as a candidate for freighter conversion. The international scheduled market is seeing continued. Unfortunately, the MD11 has not been viewed as a prime solution to…

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August 3, 2009
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The MD11 Market Presence. In terms of historical values of the MD11, initially the outlook appeared promising, resulting more from the overall perceptions regarding widebodies rather than a judgment concerning the actual type. However, nearly 90 percent of the fleet of nearly 200 MD11s, are now in a freighter role.…

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August 3, 2009
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Absence of Orders & High Production Causes Backlog to Fall
The first six months of 2009 has seen the effects of the recession on Airbus and Boeing, with both failing to record any significant improvement in the orderbook while delivering a record number of aircraft. While Airbus secured 90 gross orders in the first six months of 2009, there were…

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August 3, 2009
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