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B747-400 Values Face Severe Pressure
Fleet Contractions Increase Supply & Reduce Demand Values of the B747-400 continue to falter as the number of aircraft placed into storage continues to mount. The problem for the B747-400 lies with rising age and falling traffic. The loss of premium traffic on long haul routes has meant that operators…

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September 28, 2009
AVN
Lease Rate & Value Behavior Follows Classic Trend
Historically, values and lease rentals have reacted differently during the course of the cycle and this recession is exhibiting the same trends. Values and lease rentals are subject to differing forces and timings. Lease rentals tend to be more volatile than values and are much more extreme in terms of…

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September 28, 2009
AVN
Passenger Perceptions Play Only Minor Role in Whether to Order Turboprops
British Airways Cityflyer may have cited adverse passenger perception as one of the reasons when opting to order Embraer E-Jets but this is decision will not have a negative impact on demand for propeller aircraft. There has been in the past, a clear passenger preference for jets over turboprops. In…

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September 28, 2009
AVN
Widebody Lease Rates Hit the Buffers
The lease rentals of widebodies continue to falter as the industry heads for the weakest part of the year. Wet leases are bound to soar as operators see at least some revenue from underutilized capital assets. The significant fall in premium traffic is continuing to force many high profile operators…

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September 28, 2009
AVN
Chapter 2 Segment has no Relevance
Chapter 2 aircraft have little or no relevance to asset based financing. While such aircraft are traded, finding finance based on the value of the asset is virtually impossible. The number in permanent storage is ever rising and the junkyards cannot keep up with the rate of disposal. With the…

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September 28, 2009
AVN
B747-400 Values Tumble
Just as the eighteen month period through to the beginning of 2008 saw a significant rise in values of the B747-400 so too has the most recent eighteen month period seen a very substantive fall. The development of the B747-8, albeit late, finally draws a line under the production of…

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September 28, 2009
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment
The B747-400 Market Presence. The B747-400 still represents the core of many major carriers fleets around the world. Performance, economy and capacity have, until recently, been unmatched and had become the baseline by which all other types are judged. In designing the A380, Airbus had to reduce operating costs by…

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September 28, 2009
AVN
Residuals of A320 & B737NG Families May Benefit from Delay to Replacement
Airbus’s John Leahy has signaled that an all new replacement for the A320 family will not likely arrive until 2024, at least one powered by a new engine. This would be good news for the residual values of the thousands of A320 and B737NG family members currently in service and…

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September 28, 2009
AVN
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