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Values of CRJ200s Remain on Ropes as More Are Parted Out
Values of the CRJ200 remain under pressure as the market for the type continues to falter with four more aircraft destined to be parted out. Four CRJ200s, previously operated by Comair and built in the early years of the program in the mid 1990s, have been acquired by FL Technics.…

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July 16, 2012
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Residuals of B737MAX Begin to Take Shape as ALC Orders 75
The placement of the first major order from a leasing company for the B737MAX makes it increasingly necessary to start producing residual values for the type even if service entry of the first unit is still some five years away. There has been a reluctance to introduce residual values for…

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July 16, 2012
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A380 Values Remain Firm
While the market continues to suffer from weakness that is sapping the values of most aircraft, the demand for the A380 remains strong enough for values to remain unchanged. The A380, renamed from the A3XX, was launched in December 2000 on the basis of 50 orders from six customers. Initial…

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July 16, 2012
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Fourth Airbus Assembly Line Does Little for Residuals
Lower Production Costs & Greater Production Rates Could Fray Residuals The residual values of the Airbus narrowbody aircraft are unlikely to be improved by establishing a fourth assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, USA but will allow Airbus to more easily react to market demand while promoting U.S. content to customers…

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July 16, 2012
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Sporadic Demand Fails to Boost Rentals
The airfreight market is failing to show consistent demand – expect perhaps when it comes to meeting the insatiable appetite for the iPad – such that surplus capacity is undermining any recovery in lease rentals. The effect of an overall lack of demand is being exacerbated by directional imbalances such…

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July 16, 2012
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A300-600R Values Continue to Suffer As Maajorsd Divest
The values of the A300-600R are continuing to fall as the market for the type falters in the face of new competition and appetite wanes. There are now 17 operators of the type operating 75 aircraft. American used to operate a large -600R fleet but these are no longer in…

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July 16, 2012
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Major Weight Upgrade for A330s Keeps Values On Even Keel
Following on from the recent opportunity to retrofit A330-300s with a higher weight, the announcement by Airbus that the weight for new A330-300 and A330-200 aircraft will be increased to an optional 240 tonnes will allow the type to remain competitive for that much longer, thereby aiding residuals at a…

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July 16, 2012
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Values of Ageing Aircraft Irrelevant
The values of Stage 2 or Chapter 2 aircraft are no longer of relevance for the financial market interested in asset values. 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…

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July 16, 2012
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