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Widebody Values Experience Modest Decline
The values of most widebodies have slipped as a result of weaker market conditions and the off peak season. While the values of the B777-300ER, newer A330-300s and the A380 are managing to hold firm, those of other types are not faring so well. The market for used widebodies has…

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May 7, 2012
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A340-500 Values Face A Sustained Decline
At one time the A340-500 seemed to offer the prospect of being a niche rather than a marginalized aircraft as passengers increasingly sought non stop services. However, operators have found that a network is more important than direct services with fare prices becoming an important determinant of demand. The principal…

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May 7, 2012
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Asking Prices of Used Airbus Aircraft Becoing More Realistic
Aircraft values have generally fallen over the last six months rather than improved but asking prices continue to be optimistic though there appear to be some bargains for those with the necessary cash. An A300-600RSF converted freighter originally built in 1994 is being offered for sale at $19.5 million. With…

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May 7, 2012
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EETCs Re-emerge as Newer Aircraft Are Delivered
Base Values Used in Continental & US Airways EETCs There have been a number of EETC transactions over the course of the last six months and the basis of valuation for the aircraft continues to be an average of three base values. The EETC market has experienced a variety of…

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May 7, 2012
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Values of B747-8I Remain Stable as First Unit to Lufthansa is Delivered
The first B747-8I may have been delivered to Lufthansa but in view of the limited number of orders for the type, values have failed to move upwards. At the peak of the market for the preceding B747-400 in 2001, the value of a new example amounted to approximately $150 million.…

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May 7, 2012
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No Recovery for Lease Rentals
The lease rentals of narrowbodies still in production are continuing to experience only a modest decline which needs to be seen in the context of historically low interest rates, rates which are expected to remain low for the next few years. The reason for lower rentals stems from the reconnection…

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May 7, 2012
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Residuals of Older Aircraft Face Remarkering Issues Due to Age Limits
The values of older aircraft face increasing difficulty as the countries expected to be a source of demand in the coming years face the prospect of import bans. As more new aircraft are delivered in the midst of a downturn, they are increasingly used as replacement rather than growth capacity.…

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May 7, 2012
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