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Dissipating Backlog of 130 Seaters Start to Impact Residuals
A319 & B737-700 Backlogs Fail to Match A320 and -800 Levels Operators of newer narrowbodies have increasingly focused on larger variants at the expense of the A319 and B737-700 such that the backlogs of both smaller variants have long since lost parity with the A320 and B737-800 making it necessary…

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August 16, 2010
AVN
Asking Prices Start to Compare With Values
The number of aircraft being advertised for sale or lease is failing to abate but asking prices for used aircraft continue to be on the optimistic side. The asking prices remain just that – asking prices. The final price to be paid for an aircraft will likely be that much…

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August 16, 2010
AVN
Disparate Behavoir Between Lease Rates and Values Still Evident
While lease rentals for the more popular models are showing signs of improvement, values for the very same types may still be experiencing a downward trend. Lease rentals for the more popular types dropped by more than 20 percent during the recent Great Recession but rates are improving once more.…

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August 16, 2010
AVN
Storage of over 100 DC9s Irrelevant
With the acquisition of 22 Delta (Northwest) DC9s by GA Telesis for parting out, the final chapter of the type is being written. The values of the DC9 have been at rock bottom for many years. Even after Northwest spent millions of dollars in refurbishing the aircraft and improving the…

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August 16, 2010
AVN
Lease Rentals Stable Due to Previous Declines
The lease rentals of the 50 seat regional jets have experienced a significant fall in recent years such that they have now reached a level from which further falls are unlikely. The problems of the 50 seat regional jets market stem to some extent from the creation of an artificial…

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August 16, 2010
AVN
Freighter Market Continues to Exhibit Growth
The demand for airfreight continues to increase and more capacity has been brought back into service. The B747-400 freighters have in particular seen renewed service such that are only a few now laying idle. However, the fragility of the market ensures that interest in undertaking new conversions is limited although…

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August 16, 2010
AVN
Values of the B757 Suffer Replacement Blues
The values of the B757 are at last beginning to experience a decline as operators look upon the advancing age of the type and consider alternatives. The type has thus benefitted from the number being converted to freighters and limited interest in replacements from traditional operators. However, with the finances…

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August 16, 2010
AVN
Storage & Availability Head In Right Direction For Values
OAG Aviation data shows that the constraints to an improvement in values are being gradually shed such that the imbalance between supply and demand could the latter overtaking the latter. The statistics for July 2010 from OAG Aviation show that the level of availability, in terms of aircraft being actively…

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August 16, 2010
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