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Fallout from Ash Cloud Could Dust Down Values
Lower Traffic & Revenues Has Potential to Undermine Recovery Despite the 10 percent jump in traffic figures for March, the volcanic ash is having a detrimental impact on more recent traffic figures and the finances of not only airlines in Europe, but also on operators flying to Europe. The disruption…

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May 24, 2010
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Mixed Fortunes for B767-300ER But Values Continue to Deterioate
While there is consensus that the bubble that prompted B767-300ER lease rentals and to a lesser extent, values, to double during the recent surge in demand through to 2008 has truly burst, there continues to be life in the type yet, sufficient to prevent values from falling into the abyss.…

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May 24, 2010
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Asking Prices Reflect Optimism
The asking prices for aircraft continues to err on the side of optimism but as with any seller, there is always the opportunity to negotiate down but never up. A 1986 ex-Austrian Airlines A310-300, with a MTOW of 153 tonnes, is on the market priced at $12.8 million. This compares…

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May 24, 2010
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A380 Weight Upgrade To Represent Premium Compared to Existing Examples
The intended increase in the MTOW of the A380 should represent a premium to existing values rather than becoming the baseline. Airbus intends to increase the MTOW of the A380 from the current 569 tonnes to 573 tonnes. This weight increase will allow the aircraft to fly an additional 100…

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May 24, 2010
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Values of Smaller Jets Continue to Suffer
The 50 seat regional jet market continues to suffer from excess and values are inevitably depressed. The difficulty for the 50 seaters is in foreseeing any recovery. While production has all but ended, the market for the type was largely created out of an artificial needs – the scope clauses.…

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May 24, 2010
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Improvement in Freighter Market Affects Values
The cargo market has once demonstrated its ability to be the first to signal emergence from the Great Recession such values of at least some freighters are actually rising once more. In April 2010, IATA reported a steep increase in demand, the latest since late last year. Load factors also…

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May 24, 2010
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No Stopping Decline in A340-300 Values
The recovery of the world economic order is not unfortunately benefiting the values of the A340-300. The four engined configuration for medium sized widebodies has been overtaken by events such that values of existing units have been exposed by the high price of fuel. However, the differential in capital and…

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May 24, 2010
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: A340-300
Market Presence. The A340-300 has previously provided operators with considerable operating flexibility. The four-engine configuration, combined with long haul capability, opened up a number of routes unable to support either the larger B777-300ER or the ETOPs constrained twin engined B777-200ER. The –300 has CFM56-5 engines while the new A340-500 and…

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May 24, 2010
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B747-200F Values Continue to Falter
The fortunes of the B747-200F continue to face tough times despite the upturn in traffic volumes, not least because directional imbalances and high fuel prices favor newer types. While there has been some interest in the ageing B747-400Fs, the focus has been much more on the newer freighters. Rayyan Air…

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May 24, 2010
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