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New Orders Mask Problems for Used Values
The aviation market may appear to be gaining strength as new orders are placed but seeking to sell a used unencumbered aircraft for cash, even one under ten years of age, continues to require considerable pricing flexibility. As of last year, in the third quarter of 2010, market conditions for…

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April 25, 2011
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Parked Aircraft Loses Significance to Value Behavior
The relevance of parked or stored aircraft to used value behavior has lost its significance as aircraft have reached the end of their service lives rather than be prematurely consigned to the parking lot. As of the end of December 2010 the number of aircraft that were listed by Jet…

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April 25, 2011
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Embraer 190 Values Rise As Demand Increases & Order Tally Exceeds 500
The values of the E190 have continued to rise over the last quarter as the order tally for the E190 as a variant exceeds 500 and as orders for the E-Jets as a whole pass the 1,000 mark. In contrast to the 50 seat market, which represents something of an…

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April 25, 2011
AVN
MD80 Values Continue to Fade As SAS Orders Replacements
Five years ago some suggested that the then low capital cost of the M80 made it inevitable that the type would once again be absorbed back into the fleet but the recent announcement by stalwart operator SAS that it will replace the type with a mix of B737NGs underlines the…

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April 25, 2011
AVN
Rising Fuel Prices Favors Newer Aircraft
The month of February 2011 saw only a marginal improvement in freight traffic compared to the same month in 2010 although a year ago freight traffic was registering significant improvements. The price of fuel remains a concern for the freight market. Freight forwarders have traditionally been quick to apply fuel…

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April 25, 2011
AVN
Chapter 2 Values – Contradiction in Terms
The days of Chapter 2 aircraft have passed. Indeed there are likely to be many now involved in aircraft financing who are not even familiar with the term Chapter 2 given that ICAO is now on Chapter 6 and even 7. For the majority of Chapter 2 aircraft, any value…

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April 25, 2011
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B777-200ER Values Decline
The virtual absence of orders for the B777-200ER at a time when the A330-300 is securing such a large number points to a type that has lost its place among the top ten of most desirable assets. The previous expansion of the customer base and on-going popularity persuaded financial institutions…

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April 25, 2011
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Asking Prices Remain Optimistic
With funding still difficult to locate the sale of used aircraft can be difficult with considerable resources required during the remarketing process. An A310 built in 1985 has an asking price of $7.2 million while two low time A310-200 converted freighters have an asking price of $6 million each which…

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April 25, 2011
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