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A340-600 Values Continue to Fade
The demand for the A340-600 failed to advance when fuel prices exhibited a consistent rise leaving the market to the B777-300ER. The high price of fuel, which became evident more than four years ago, increased the fuel disadvantage suffered by four engined jets versus twins. Such is the cost saving…

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July 30, 2012
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Newer A320 Values Fail to Advance
While orders continue to be placed for new non NEO A320s to meet demand from a variety of markets, the values of such new aircraft are to some extent stagnating. The A320 family, and indeed the narrowbody offerings from Boeing, are facing a variety of adverse pressures that is limiting…

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July 30, 2012
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A350-1000 Residuals Start to Gather Pace As Cathay Places Milestone Order
The placement of 26 orders by Cathay Pacific for the revamped A350-1000 represents a major achievement for Airbus and offers the potential for relatively strong residuals as the type seeks to not only compete with the existing B777-300ER but also the B777X that is now being contemplated by Boeing. While…

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July 30, 2012
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MRJ Values Start to Take Shape With Skywest Order
Much Needed Skywest Order Makes for More Certain Residuals The Agreement in Principle to order 100 MRJ90 aircraft creates an opportunity for current and residual values of the new aircraft to gain credibility. Both in terms of orders and production, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet program has been in the doldrums…

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July 30, 2012
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Stretched Fokker 100 Likely to See Lack Luster Residuals
The proposed stretch to the Fokker 100, now potentially powered by the Pratt & Whitney PW1X17G, is likely to face an uphill struggle when compared to clean sheet designs such that residual values could experience some difficulty. The re-starting of Fokker 100 production has been mooted for many years but…

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July 30, 2012
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Lease Rentals Continue to Weaken
Although new sales remain strong, the lease rentals of narrowbodies continue to weaken slightly as supply increases and demand falls. The reason for lower rentals is due to the reconnection of the aviation industry in the latter part of 2011 to the wider economic malaise that still prevails. New start…

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July 30, 2012
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Most Widebody Values Decline
While the values of some widebodies remain stable, there are a number that continue to face falls. The older widebodies are most at risk from the fall in values as operators continue to move to newer types. The values of the B777-300ER and A330-300, rather than rising as has been…

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July 30, 2012
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