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A300-600R Values Face Sustained Downward Pressure
The values of the A300-600R are facing the same fate as the A300-600 as operators move increasingly to newer types. The A300-600R, at least as a passenger aircraft has not been manufactured for nearly a decade, with the last freighter being delivered in 2007. The values of the -600R failed…

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December 5, 2011
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Option List Pricing Can Distort Values
Options on new and used aircraft can serve to increase the overall value of aircraft but the simple application of list prices may cause the final value to be inflated. The manufacturers have increasingly included previously optional items as standard on aircraft but there remain a myriad of options that…

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December 5, 2011
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A330 Conversion Program Would Likely Aid Medium Term Values
The seeming delay to the development of an A330 conversion program by Airbus is understandable in the context of strong demand for the type and associated high values of passenger aircraft but such a modification would likely aid values in the medium term by constraining levels of availability. With demand…

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December 5, 2011
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Dubai Focus on New Aircraft Obscures Parting Out of Older Types
The Dubai air show has become nearly as much a forum for the placement of new orders as Paris or Farnborough and the venue has clearly demonstrated the preference for newer equipment at a time when older types continue to be parted out. The Dubai air show saw a massive…

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December 5, 2011
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Widebody Rentals Remain Stable
The widebody sector is beginning to show signs of connection with the wider economic malaise which results in part from the lack of decision action from the leaders of the Eurozone. The lease rentals of most widebodies previously managed to improve over the course of the last eighteen months largely…

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December 5, 2011
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Larger Regional Jets Continue to Find Favor
The larger regional jets remain in demand perhaps at the expense of the smaller. In common with most aircraft, the values of the larger regional jets experienced a decline during the Great Recession but have since regained their composure and have perhaps a greater percentage recovery than some mainline narrowbodies.…

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December 5, 2011
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MD90 Values Remain Under Pressure
The values of the MD90 are increasingly facing weakness as the type transitions into obscurity despite still possessing attractive operating economics. The type has always subject to waning values for perhaps a decade although Delta remains an admirer though as with Northwest with the DC9, this will count for naught…

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December 5, 2011
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Ending of ATR72-500 Production Fails to Dent Values
The ending of ATR72-500 production in 2012 has not affected the current or future values of the types as the arrival of the ATR72-600 represents an evolutionary rather than revolutionary replacement. The year 2012 will see the ending of ATR72-500 production in favor of the -600. Residual values of the…

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December 5, 2011
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