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Possible E-Jet Re-engining Creates Residual Value Uncertainty
Regional Jet Residuals Placed “On Watch” The possibility that both Airbus and Boeing may re-engine their respective A320 and B737 families is now impacting the regional jet market as Embraer ponders the future of its E-Jet in the face of potential operating efficiency erosion, thereby making it necessary to reconsider…

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April 26, 2010
AVN
AVACs Industry Standard Aircraft Ratings Decline As Product Line Changes
The latest update to The Aircraft Value Analysis Company’s (AVAC) Aircraft Ratings indicates that the relative asset strength of the majority of aircraft still in production is set to decline over the next seven years, largely as a consequence of the service entry of new products. The Aircraft Ratings, the…

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April 26, 2010
AVN
MD87 Values May Be At Rock Bottom But Still Some Appetite for Leasing
The values of the MD87 have long since disappointed but 65 remain in service and the placement of two units demonstrates at least some appetite for a marginalized type. The MD87 has long since been viewed a minor variant and values have been written down in recent years. Of the…

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April 26, 2010
AVN
Engine Values & Lease Rates May Gain from Ash Cloud
The severe disruption to worldwide traffic caused by the volcanic ash from Iceland has the potential to lead to a rise in engine values and lease rentals as operators deal with perceived and actual consequences of operating aircraft both now and in the future. While the authorities and airlines are…

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April 26, 2010
AVN
Freight Market Edges Out of Recession
The improvement in the world economy is at last having a positive effect on airfreight such that freighter lease rentals have stabilized. Operators are at last placing surplus capacity back into service. The focus of attention is clearly on the newer aircraft types which offer greater fuel efficiency but there…

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April 26, 2010
AVN
Chapter 2 Values Slide into Oblivion
With the proposal for re-engining the A320 and B737NG families, the fate of Chapter 2 aircraft is finally sealed. The types have been increasingly forced from center stage for nearly a decade such that the majority of those aircraft that are listed as being in storage are of a Chapter…

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April 26, 2010
AVN
A330-300 Experiences Resurgence
The A330-300 has actually managed to achieve what few types have succeeded in doing – the decline in values has not only increased but so too has the Aircraft Rating improved. Airbus has managed to continue to sell A330-300s at a time when the market was in the depths of…

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April 26, 2010
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment: A330-300
Market Presence. Airbus has built a reputation around the use of the latest technology including envelope limiting computers, fly by wire and side stick controllers. Despite being designed in the 1980s, the A330 still is still viewed as contemporary though no match for the B787. Engines have undergone some upgrading,…

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April 26, 2010
AVN
Revived Fokker 100 Will Face Tough Market & Potentially Weak Values
The attempt by NG Aircraft to restart production of the Fokker 100 is fraught with difficulty and placing any value on the aircraft will likely involve the same hurdles as calculating those for other non-Western regional jets. With Embraer considering re-engining based on an existing but much more modern design…

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April 26, 2010
AVN
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