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Virgin Switch Highlights End Game for A340 Values
Single Digit Backlog Will Prevent Value Recovery With Virgin Atlantic Airways having switched six remaining orders for the A340-600 to the A330-300, the backlog for the A340-500 and -600 amounted to no more than seven aircraft as of the end of 2009, thereby pointing to further erosion of values. Virgin…

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February 1, 2010
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Transaction Pricing Favor Newer Aircraft
The recent Dublin Air Finance conference saw the mood of cautious optimism contrast with the gloom of a year ago. The market is perceived to be bumbling along the bottom of the cycle, having essentially stopped falling. The consensus assumes that any upturn in the fortunes of the airlines will…

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February 1, 2010
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Start of Value Recovery As Key Indicators Move Up
Recent data points to an improving market for passenger traffic which has the potential to eventually lead to an improvement in lease rentals and values. The rise in cargo traffic – the harbinger of an upturn in the cycle – is being accompanied by data that shows an improvement in…

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February 1, 2010
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Rentals Start to Exhibit Stability As Market Improves
Cargo traffic levels have increased sufficiently to encourage the reintroduction of previously surplus capacity. Chinese carriers saw a significant improvement in November, registering year on year rises of between 30-60 percent compared to the previous year. In particular China is importing more products, outpacing exports. There is increased emphasis on…

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February 1, 2010
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Widebody Values Now Have Potential to Rise
The market is likely to need time to recover but for some widebodies the worst may be over. While there is no indication of a rapid thaw, the prospect of further falls has receded – except for perhaps the B747-400 which may fall victim to JAL restructuring. Values are expected…

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February 1, 2010
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JAL Restructuring Underlines MD90 Vulnerability
As part of its restructuring JAL is to divest itself of its fleet of some 16 MD90s. The type has always subject to waning values for perhaps a decade. Despite the JAL issue Delta has announced that it will acquire nine MD90s from China Eastern as well as two from…

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February 1, 2010
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February 1, 2010
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The MD90
Market Presence. The reasonable operating economics, low noise footprint and restriction emissions have failed to generate interest in the type in recent years even when alternatives were in short supply. The number of pilots certificated on the aircraft is limited as are spares making it difficult for operators to acquire…

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February 1, 2010
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MRJ Starts to Impact Existing Regional Jet Values
Despite the service entry of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet still being at least four years away, the new aircraft is making an impact on the current and residual values of existing regional jets. The refinement of the MRJ design has seen the composite wing being replaced with a more traditional…

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February 1, 2010
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