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Annus Horribilis for Values
Values & Lease Rentals Experienced Significant Declines in 2009 The values of all aircraft have experienced a substantive fall during the course of 2009 and there continues to be an expectation that 2010 will see further declines as the aviation market struggles to emerge from recession. Values of all aircraft…

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December 7, 2009
AVN
Deferrals Fail to Obscure Problems for New Aircraft
The near record number of deliveries taking place this year would seem to suggest that the market remains comparatively strong despite the slump in traffic levels. However, this recession has been characterized by deferrals whereas post 2001, cancellations were more in evidence as carriers collapsed. Boeing cites only 111 cancellations…

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December 7, 2009
AVN
Parting Out Continues to Highlight Plight of Used Values
The parting out of types under 20 years of age continues, highlighting the problems being experienced in placing even newer types. The large number of new aircraft being delivered continues to overshadow the used market where the sale of aircraft for cash remains elusive. There are some 2,000 aircraft in…

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December 7, 2009
AVN
Availability Remains Stable But Storage Levels Highlight Market Weakness
Latest figures from OAG Aviation Solutions not surprisingly continues to show high levels of availability. The latest figures for November 2009 show that that some 669 aircraft were being actively marketed. This compares with 675 for the previous month October, and with the some 2,000 aircraft listed as being in…

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December 7, 2009
AVN
Turboprop Rentals Stabilize
The lease rentals of turboprops have enjoyed a period of stability over the last quarter after having experienced some downward pressures due to the wider economic crisis. The placement of new orders for turboprops remains encouraging but this does not signify that there is a shortage of used aircraft. In…

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December 7, 2009
AVN
CRJ Cutbacks Make for Difficult Times
The cutbacks recently announced by Bombardier with respect to CRJ production highlights the problem of the regional jet market. The regional jet market has traditionally been a more hand to mouth sector whereby not much time elapses between order placement and deliveries. With a notable shortage of orders in recent…

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December 7, 2009
AVN
Values of B767-300 Continue to Dive
The appetite for the -300 has always been overshadowed by the demand for the -300ER and during the latest recession, values have declined further. The problems facing the B767-300 program are indicated by the order status. Only seven units were ordered during the course of the 1990s with the last…

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December 7, 2009
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment

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December 7, 2009
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The B767-300
Market Presence. The B767-300 has an extremely limited market presence. The absence of orders and deliveries within the last decade has increased the expectation of difficult trading conditions. With only ten operators, of which three possess more than 75 percent of the fleet, future demand for used units in a…

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December 7, 2009
AVN
“Sharklet” Set To Become New Baseline for A320 Family Values
The introduction of the “sharklet” on the A320 family as from 2012 will eventually become standard such that the values of those aircraft not featuring the wingtip device will need to be discounted. The sharklet seeks to provide a 3.5 percent improvement in fuel burn on longer sectors. The lower…

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December 7, 2009
AVN
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