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Values of A340 Continue to Fall as end of Production Announced
High Fuel Prices & Greater Engine Reliability Force Pace of Change The values of the A340 have been experiencing a sustained fall for some time and the absence of any notable order intake in recent years has inevitably caused Airbus to wind up the ailing program. The decision to no…

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November 21, 2011
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New A320 CFM56 Configuration Warrants Premium
After the service entry of the CFM56-7BE on the B737NG saw an increase in values the arrival of the CFM56-5B Performance Improvement Package (PIP) on the A320 family will have a similar impact on values of the Airbus product. The PIP on the engines powering the A320 family became the…

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November 21, 2011
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Embraer Re-engining Too Far Off to Affect Existing Values
The larger regional jet market has become the new hunting ground for lessors seeking to increase margins but discussion surrounding the re-engining of the existing Embraer E-Jet product range is unlikely to have any effect on short to medium term residual values. Embraer has been considering developing a larger product…

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November 21, 2011
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Rates for Older Turboprops Decline
While the lease rentals of the more modern turboprops remain stable those of the older types have experienced a modest fall due to the combination of age and increasing maintenance. Because of the shorter sector lengths of turboprops, the fuel component of direct operating costs is of a lesser magnitude…

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November 21, 2011
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Values of Newer Narrowbodies Still Stable
The change in the narrowbody product line up over the next decade and the economic uncertainty that pervades the Europe and global economy have yet to touch values of new aircraft. Orders continue to be placed and delivery rates increased. While demand exists the question is increasingly one of where…

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November 21, 2011
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B777-200 Values Face Uncertain Future
The values of the B777-200 have continued to fall even though in the pre-recession era it managed to benefit from the lack of -200ERs. The limited capability of the -200 is all too apparent and values have experienced a not entirely unexpected rapid fall. The combination of specification and condition…

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November 21, 2011
AVN
Dash8 Reliability Represents Concern for Residuals
Reliability issues are usually inevitable with the service entry of any new product but persistent problems such as those being experienced with the Dash8-400 over a number of years can have implications for residual values as subsequent operators may not wish to acquire used aircraft with lesser reliability. The Dash8-400…

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November 21, 2011
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