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B737MAX Settles Narrowbody Values "Down"
Boeing has finally made a decision on re-engining the B737 thereby creating a measure of certainty with respect to the fate of the narrowbody product line which inevitably raises questions as to how far values of the existing A320 and B737 aircraft will be impacted. The B737MAX, a designation that…

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September 12, 2011
AVN
Future Values of B737NG Need to Avoid Double Counting
The launch of the B737MAX is expected to cause some anxiety for investors and those with an interest in asset values of the existing A320 and B737NG family members. Historically, values of an existing product line have been adversely affected when a replacement aircraft has been launched though the major…

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September 12, 2011
AVN
Freighter Conversion for Fokker 100 Could Aid Values
The development of a freighter conversion program for the Fokker 100 has the potential to stabilize values of the passenger version by helping to reduce the level of availability. Jet Midwest and Phoenix Aerosolutions are seeking to offer the freighter conversion program for the some 180 Fokker 180s that remain…

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September 12, 2011
AVN
Turboprop Rentals Remain Stable
The introduction of updated turboprops, in the form of the ATR72-600 and Dash8Q-400NG, has failed to have any impact on rentals. The jet sector may be showing signs of blowing hot and cold due to economic and stock market uncertainty but the turboprop sector is showing greater resilience. However, the…

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September 12, 2011
AVN
Newer Narrowbody Values Stable
Despite the certainty of change in the narrowbody sector in the coming years, the values of the newer examples are showing a measure of stability. Economic uncertainty however, is proving to be a contradictory force. TAM for example is due to accept 13 new A320s in the near future but…

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September 12, 2011
AVN
Realism Prevails for A320 Values
The short term prospects for values of the newer A320s remain reasonable even in the context of the A320neo. The demand for newer equipment, as a means of reducing costs, remains sufficiently strong as to allow the values of new A320s to nudge towards $40 million with the possibility that…

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September 12, 2011
AVN
Delta Order for B737-900ERs Arrives Too Late for Values to Pick Up
The order for 100 B737-900ERs from Delta will do much to inflate the -900ER orderbook but will do little for values of the type. The order reflects an urgent need on the part of Delta to replace ageing MD88s in the coming years. The delivery schedule of the Delta order…

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September 12, 2011
AVN
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