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B737-900ER Values Lag Behind A321-200
Continental Switch to -900ERFails to Lift Values Despite the sustained move toward larger capacity narrowbodies as a means of reducing seat mile costs, the switch by Continental to the larger B737-900ER has failed to prevent current values slipping below those of the competing A321-200. Continental has just taken delivery of…

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May 9, 2011
AVN
Sizeable Order Backlog Masks Potential Value Weakness
The significant backlogs recorded by the principal manufacturers as of March 31st 2011 continue to obscure profound uncertainty surrounding the values of narrowbodies. At the end of March 2011, Airbus still had a backlog of 3,434 and Boeing a remarkably similar 3,445. This compares with a backlog of 3,693 and…

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May 9, 2011
AVN
Engine Values Experience Modest Decline
The combination of greater engine maturity and stable utilization rates has prevented engine values from increasing any further while in some cases the number of aircraft parked has prompted a further decline. As operators have sought to bring aircraft back into service and increase utilization during the recovery period, values…

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May 9, 2011
AVN
Lease Rentals Fail to Advance
While there continues to be exceptional demand for new aircraft lease rentals remain steady with those for the A320 facing a measure of weakness due to greater used availability. Rentals are provided by The Aircraft Value Analysis Company www.aircraftvalues.net or www.aircraftvalues.com. Rates are quoted in thousands of US dollars per…

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May 9, 2011
AVN
A330-300 & B777-300ER Lead The Way
The demand for widebodies continues and values of some types continue to improve. The events in Japan and in the Middle East are taking their toll on operators who are being forced to disperse capacity to other arenas. The problems for the U.S. airlines may be exacerbated by increased terror…

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May 9, 2011
AVN
A300-600R Faces Sustained Downward Pressure
Values of the -600R are facing continual downward pressure as advancing age takes its toll. The B787 already represents a formidable replacement for the -600R and the A350 will present the existing model with fresh challenges. But the B787 is not the cause of the fall. The type has an…

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May 9, 2011
AVN
Aircraft Market Assessment
The A300-600R Market Presence. The age and heritage of the A300-600R are clearly evident when compared to newer types. Even the EFIS cockpit, a trademark of Airbus, fails to impress. However, except for newer examples of the same type or the similarly ageing specification of the B767-300, no replacement exists…

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May 9, 2011
AVN
Arrival of B747-8F Will Place Greater Pressure on Older B747 Freighters
The B747-8F is at last close to entering service and such is the increase in the payload of the aircraft that even a relative few in service could displace existing types. The payload of the B747-8F is more than 130 tonnes compares to just over 110 tonnes for the B747-400ERF.…

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May 9, 2011
AVN
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