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Values of Aging Aircraft Irrelevant
Placing a value on an aircraft suggests that the unit has attraction to other entities than the current owner or operator. Unfortunately the older aircraft are generally held in high regard only by their existing operators and are therefore not suitable for asset based financing. Seeking to sell the aircraft…

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January 16, 2012
AVN
Extension to ETOPs Maintains B777-300ER Values
The use of twin engined widebodies on longer sectors has traditionally been hampered the necessary restrictions imposed by the time required to divert to an airfield in the event of an engine failure but the introduction of a new 330 minute limit for the B777-300ER means that the type can…

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January 16, 2012
AVN
Cost of Widebody Interiors Continues to Be Concern for Values
More than ever the cost of the interior is representing a greater proportion of the initial purchase price and causing problems for the remarketing of used aircraft. The cost of an average interior encompassing the Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) for a B777-300ER approximates $14 million including overhead crew rest areas.…

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January 16, 2012
AVN
No Clear Winner - Yet - on Values of CFM56 & PW1100G Powered A320neo
The offering of two engine manufacturers on the A320neo inevitably raises the question of whether one or the other airframe/engine combination should exhibit a higher value. The competition between the CFM56 Leap 1A and the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G is inevitably fierce both in technical and commercial terms. The determination…

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January 16, 2012
AVN
Freighter Lease Rates Continue to Stutter
The market for freighters continues to be volatile with some operators acquiring additional capacity while others are suspending operations. The suspension of services by Jade Cargo in December underlines the negatives facing the air cargo industry. Jade Cargo is co-owned by Air China and Lufthansa both of which have their…

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January 16, 2012
AVN
A340-300 Market Remains In Existence Despite Pressures
The leasing of three A340-300s for six years demonstrates that the market may be restricted but is still clearly viable. The three ex Cathay 1996 aircraft were leased to Aerolineas Argentinas by ICON Capital. The first aircraft, serial number 123, was delivered in December 2011 with the second (126) due…

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January 16, 2012
AVN
Air India RFP Reveals B787-8 Net Pricing
The net price actually being paid for new aircraft is usually a closely guarded secret but the Request for Proposals by Air India for the long term financing of seven B787-8s and two associated engines has been revealed. The Request for Proposal for the financing of the aircraft was initially…

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January 16, 2012
AVN
B777-300ER Values Rise While Others Fall
The weakness of the wider market means that the values of the majority passenger aircraft are actually falling but this is not the case for the B777-300ER. Despite the many adverse pressures affecting the market, the -300ER has established itself as the most desirable of widebodies, aided of course by…

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January 16, 2012
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