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6 Percent Rise In List Prices Contrasts With Falling Net Prices
First List Price Rise in Two Years The near six percent rise in Airbus list prices between 2008 and 2010 contrasts sharply with low rates of consumer inflation and further distances list prices from net prices. After hiking list prices between 2007 and 2008 by nearly five percent in response…

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February 15, 2010
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PW6000 Powered A318 Values Under Threat as LAN Divests
The values of the PW6000 powered A318, of which there are only 15 in operation, are under threat again as the only operator of the airframe/engine combination divests itself of a third of its fleet. LAN of Chile operates 15 A318s, the second largest operator of the type behind Air…

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February 15, 2010
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Residual Values Once Again Need to Focus on Narrowbody Replacement
The fall in the backlog combined with lower fuel consumption offered by the CSeries and the emphasis on lower emissions, is increasingly forcing Airbus and Boeing to reconsider their replacement plans for their respective narrowbody aircraft. Previously preferring to push back a replacement to perhaps 2020 and beyond, both manufacturers…

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February 15, 2010
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Tech Insertion Engines Continue to Warrant Premium
The Tech Insertion engine introduced by CFM in 2007 on the B737NG and A320 continues to offer sufficient advantage over previous variants as to justify an increase. The Tech Insertion engine has become the standard production engine for the CFM56-7B and CFM56-5B engines that power the A320 and B737NG families.…

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February 15, 2010
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Lease Rentals Show Some Stability
Despite the leanest of quarters for the airlines, lease rentals of in-production narrowbodies are considered to have achieved a measure of stability although lessors sometimes need to offer inducements in the form of step rates. Comparing lease rentals on a like for like basis can be difficult given the influence…

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February 15, 2010
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Older Widebodies Make Good Restaurants
The Museum Effect has taken hold of older widebody values such that donation has become a more tax efficient means of disposal as well as offering the potential for a plaque to be installed for the giver, reflecting an enduring contribution to aviation. With so few in service, even parting…

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February 15, 2010
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B777-300ER Continues to be Widebody of Choice
Despite the many adverse pressures affecting the market, the -300ER has established itself as the most desirable of widebodies, aided of course by the high price of fuel. B777-300ER Vital Statistics LAUNCH 03/2000 STANDARD MTOW 750,000lbs LIST PRICE (2008) $257-286.5m FIRST FLIGHT 02/2003 OPTIONAL MTOW 775,000lbs TYPICAL DISCOUNT 46% SERVICE…

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February 15, 2010
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February 15, 2010
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The B777-300ER
Market Presence. The size of the twin engined -300ER is such that it essentially replaces the B747-200 and indeed offers an alternative to the -400. The twin engine configuration presents the market with previously unimagined power and operating efficiency. The ability to extract ever higher thrust ratings from two engines…

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February 15, 2010
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MD80 Freighter Conversion Fails to Raise Values Above Scrap Levels
The MD80 freighter conversion is edging closer to reality, nearly 25 years after being first mooted, but values of the passenger examples are unlikely to be benefit from this “new” role. Aeronautical Engineers (AEI), a long standing converter of aircraft, is hoping that the supplemental type certificated (STC) for the…

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February 15, 2010
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