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First Flight of B747-8F Fails to Inspire Values
“No One is Buying $250 Million (747-8I) Machines” The first flight of the B747-8F on the 8 th February, some 41 years after the original B747 first flew in 1970, represents a major boost for Boeing coming on the heels of the B787 but with the airfreight market having contracted…

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March 1, 2010
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B737 Classic Values Continue to be Undermined but Market Not Illiquid
Values of B737 Classics continue to be depressed despite demand still being evident from Eastern European and Russian operators. The values of the B737-300/-400 and -500 have continued to deteriorate over recent months, adding to the declines seen since the peak of the market in 2007. The values of a…

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March 1, 2010
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B787-9 Values Start to be Assessed on Expectation of Range Parity With -8
With values of the initial batch of B787-8s having suffered as a result of manufacturing difficulties and a recession, values of the B787-9 are expected to perform much better – assuming that the range of the new variant at least matches that of the baseline model. The configuration of the…

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March 1, 2010
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GAMA Business Jet Deliveries Slump for 2009 But Prices Now Holding Steady
The number of business jets delivered in 2009 fell by more than 20 percent compared to 2008 but the worst of the downturn in terms of pricing seems to be over. In 2009 there were only 870 deliveries of business jets compared to the 1,116 in 2008. Despite the more…

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March 1, 2010
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Stability for Values of Larger Regional Jets
While the 50 seat regional jet market continues to experience considerable weakness such that values have fallen by more than 35 percent over the last two years, the values of the larger regional jets are managing to achieve a measure of stability. The stability of 70-100 seat regional jets contrasts…

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March 1, 2010
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Freighter Values Start to Show Some Metal
The emergence of a number of countries from recession is at last translating into a demand for airfreight. The demand for airfreight capacity remains fragile with a number of widebody transports still parked awaiting the return of the good times. Yields remain low and directional imbalances continue to make some…

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March 1, 2010
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B737-400 Values Continue to Suffer
While the disposal of B737-400s over the course of the last two years has seen acquisition by a range of new carriers, the difficulty in placing the type has been clearly highlighted. Over the period 2004-2007 rentals of the B737-400 had been improving but more recently have experienced significant declines.…

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March 1, 2010
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: B737-400
Market Presence. The B737-400 has clearly showed its age in terms of efficiency, specification and market orientation. Structure and systems can be traced back to the 1960s, if not before, while performance and capacity reflect the 1980s. Ageing brings wear and tear and rising maintenance costs. However, partly perhaps because…

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March 1, 2010
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Larger Regional Jet Values Hit Bottom of Cycle as Orders Dry Up
The values of the larger regional jets are considered to be bumbling along the bottom of the cycle with the prospect of some improvement later in the year as orders dry up and operators are forced to the used market. The regional jet manufacturers have traditionally experienced a more hand…

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March 1, 2010
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