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Lease Rates Continue To Decline
Lessors Chasing Fewer Lessees Lease rates of most aircraft types continue to decline in the face of weakening demand and rising availability. Earlier in the year, lease rates of aircraft of the A320 and B737NG families had fallen by some 20 percent. This downward trend has continued through the months…

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August 17, 2009
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Asking Prices Become More Realistic
Asking prices for used aircraft have at last become much more realistic in response to the continuing deterioration in the market. A 1991 A300-600R is being offered at $11 million fresh a C check. This price is slightly higher than the current market value of around $10 million but any…

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August 17, 2009
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Mexicana Disposal Highlights Limited Value of Early A320s
The displacement of early A320s in favor newer models is continuing as Mexicana appoints Jetscape, Florida, to remarket 10 V2500-A1 powered examples. The 10 Mexicana aircraft were built early in the life of the A320. The V2500-A1 engine is the less desirable variant in view of the need for more…

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August 17, 2009
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Rates for Older Widebodies Continue to Fall
The move by airlines to dispose of older widebodies continues as greater use of newer and more efficient equipment is sought. The international sector is continuing to experience the severe difficulties in view of the loss of high yielding business traffic. There has been a clear need to both downsize…

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August 17, 2009
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Values Keep on Falling
Finding green shoots of recovery may have become the new craze for politicians but for aviation, the focus is on survival. While the international sector, and therefore widebodies, is facing very tough times the regional and domestic markets are also experiencing shortfalls in demand and revenue. With operators having pared…

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August 17, 2009
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Older A320 Values Face Tough Times
Despite the still substantial backlog for the A320, the combination of the length of production and incremental improvement over the years is becoming an increasing. The events post 2001 amply illustrated the potential problems that can occur with another downturn. The need for lessors to place newer aircraft already on…

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August 17, 2009
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The A320 Market Presence. With 162 operators the A320 enjoys an established base which is just as strong as any Boeing product. The large number of orders placed by the lessors underlines the faith in medium term residuals and lease rentals. The ability of Airbus to also penetrate the all…

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August 17, 2009
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Delta Places Further MD90s into Service But Values Unimpressed
The move by Delta to introduce further MD90s into service has not prevented values from continuing to decline. The considerable operating economics of the MD90 have always been recognized as being advantageous. The problem has been that the development of the MD90 did not progress to a family or aircraft.…

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August 17, 2009
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