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Fleet Contractions Continue To Undermine Values
Major Carriers Continue to Shed Capacity The contraction of fleets around the world continues as operators drop unprofitable routes and seek to balance supply with demand. The number of aircraft in storage, parked, and being advertised continues to rise. Latest figures from OAG Aviation Services saw over 670 jet aircraft…

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November 9, 2009
AVN
Effect of High Production Placed Into Context
The fall in net order placements for the first nine months of 2009 makes for dismal reading and serves to underline the difficulties being faced by operators. For the first nine months of 2009 a total of 408 orders were placed compared with 1,618 in the same period in 2008.…

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November 9, 2009
AVN
Asking Prices for Aircraft Continue to Show Optimism
Despite the surfeit of adverse news, there continues to be trading activity such that the market is far from illiquid, contrasting perhaps with the months immediately following September 2001. A 1991 A300-600 is being advertised for $11 million, which is nearly double the assumed value. The A300-600 is facing considerable…

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November 9, 2009
AVN
Smaller Regional Jet Values Continue to Falter
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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November 9, 2009
AVN
Freighter Values Face Sustained Pressure
The decline in freight traffic is virtually unparalleled and latest figures still show falls when compared to traffic levels of September 2008, a month which itself showed the effects of the recession. Values have declined significantly, much more than for most passenger aircraft. There are exceptions. While some of the…

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November 9, 2009
AVN
Dash 8-400 Values Remain Steady
The now relative high price of fuel has fuelled the demand for turboprops, not least the Dash8Q-400 and in contrast to the values of jets, those of the more modern turboprops have achieved notable stability. The market for turboprops remains strong. There are some 250 -400s in operation with another…

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November 9, 2009
AVN
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November 9, 2009
AVN
The Dash 8-400
Market Presence. As a turboprop the Dash8-400 was previously inevitably tarnished by the general perception that the age of the turboprop has been consigned to history. The incidents involving the landing gears caused values to temporarily falter. The view that the era of the turboprop was at an end was…

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November 9, 2009
AVN
Residuals of 70-90 Seat Regional Jets Need to Be Aware of New Powerplant
The target date of 2015 for a new engine capable of powering 70-90 seat regional jets has considerable implications for residual values of the current 70-90 seat aircraft, specifically the CRJ700 and E-170. GE is developing a major upgrade to the CF34, initially dubbed the NG34, as a replacement for…

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November 9, 2009
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