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Parting Out of Older A320s Causes Problems for Values
The values of the older A320s are facing pressures as newer examples continue to displace to such an extent that relatively young aircraft have more value when parted out. Intertrade has acquired an A320 for part out. Serial number 772 was built in 1998 and leased by GECAS to China…

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February 13, 2012
AVN
Larger Regional Jet Lease Rentals Stable
While the age profile of the 70 seaters is increasingly such that lease rentals are declining due to age, the demand for the larger regional jets is such that lease rentals are able to remain static. The rentals of the younger larger regional jets are steady and even increasing as…

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February 13, 2012
AVN
A380 & B787 Inspections Have No effect On Values
Both Airbus and Boeing are experiencing high profile inspections on their respective A380 and B787 aircraft which appear to have resulted from manufacturing issues but neither is of sufficient magnitude to affect perceptions of values. Designing aircraft is a complex task and even with the latest computer modeling the use…

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February 13, 2012
AVN
Lessee Difficulties Start to Affect Lease Rental Perceptions
The difficulties suffered by such airlines as Malev, Spanair and Kingfisher operating a largely leased fleet have the potential to contribute to a further weakening of lease rentals as airlines continue to experience the effects of long term economic weakness. Aircraft leased by Malev were increasingly being impounded for various…

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February 13, 2012
AVN
Freighter Values Fail to Edge Higher
The demand for airfreight remains in the doldrums with IATA data for 2011 indicating a slight fall while capacity continued to increase. The freight load factor remained significantly below 50 percent indicating that demand has some way to go in order to improve the yields of operators. The economy in…

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February 13, 2012
AVN
Winglets and Sharklets Increasingly Used As Baseline Values
The installation of winglets and sharklets, which provide considerable fuel savings and enhanced performance, are becoming used as the baseline for values with non equipped aircraft potentially experiencing a discount in the coming years. The first new build A320 to be fitted with sharklets will be joining the test program…

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February 13, 2012
AVN
A321-200 Values Achieve Stability
The impetus for larger aircraft may have passed for the moment but the demand for the A321 is such that values are remaining stable though placing the aircraft via a lease is less easy than for the A320. After a sluggish start and an extended gestation period for a basic…

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February 13, 2012
AVN
Disparity between Values & List Prices Remain Highest for New B767-300ERs
The B767-300ER continues to be at the top of the leader board in terms of the differential between values and list prices for new aircraft and the order for three from Air Astana will not likely alter the disparity. Air Astana has ordered three B767-300ERs for delivery between 2013 and…

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February 13, 2012
AVN
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