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Resurrection of A330 Freighter Conversion Program Provides Some Assurance
Despite being cancelled only a few months ago, the A330 P2F program has been reintroduced thereby providing a measure of reassurance for A330 passenger residuals while potentially undermining the value of A330 production freighters. The previous A330 conversion program was axed last year when it became apparent that the Russian…

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March 12, 2012
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Newer Narrowbodies Edge Down Slightly
The reduction in net lease rentals over the course of the last six months has inevitably had an impact on values. While the backlog for the A320 and B737 remain at near record levels there has to be an appreciation that the market is not as strong as it was…

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March 12, 2012
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A340-500s Sold for “$60 million” Each
The values of the A340-500 have experienced considerable weakness over the course of the last few years and the sale of four units merely provides confirmation. Four used A340-500s have been bought by Venezuelan state carrier, Conviasa. The aircraft were operated by Emirates. Assuming that the aircraft were built in…

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March 12, 2012
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B777 Residuals Start to Take Note of B777X
Current Enthusiasm for B777-300ER Could Wane in Five Years The preliminary launch phase of a replacement for the B777 could be made as early as the end of this year suggesting that service entry could be effected before the end of the decade, thereby making it necessary to build the…

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March 12, 2012
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Rentals of Newer Examples Holding Firm
The lease rentals of many jets may be experiencing a modicum of weakness but for the newer turboprops the market remains stable. The recent rise in fuel prices has further underlined the validity of the turboprop with the latest offerings the more favored. The older types are facing the pressure…

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March 12, 2012
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Controversy over Sale Price of Greek A340-300s Reaches European Parliament
The sale of ex-Olympic A340-300s seemingly has the same epic proportions of the Iliad as the price achieved for the four aircraft has now been raised in the European Parliament. The four A340-300ER aircraft were originally delivered in 1998-1999. After the collapse of Olympic the aircraft were put for sale…

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March 12, 2012
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B717 Values Stable But At What Cost?
The values of the B7217 may be achieving a measure of stability that is eluding other narrowbodies but this is at the expense of having fallen so far in recent years. The type continues to suffer from marginalization as a consequence of a limiter production run and an operator base…

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March 12, 2012
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