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CRJ1000 Values Remain Stable
The CRJ1000 is a relatively recent addition to the CRJ family and while orders may be trickling in the type is meeting the expectations of operators such that values remain stable. The CRJ1000, formerly known as the CRJ900X, is a modified version of the CRJ900. The CRJ1000 is the final…

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August 13, 2012
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A330-200 Values Start to Reflect Changing Market
The demand for the A330-200 has been exceptional over the last decade, surpassing the expectations of Airbus but with a changing market and the arrival of new types values are moving downwards on a variant that prompted the manufacturer to fundamentally alter its perception of longer range twins. The year…

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August 13, 2012
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Rentals Consolidate Gains But No More
The behavior of lease rentals of regional jets has until now been at odds with the experience of mainline jets which have seen something of a fall over the last year. The lease rates of most regional jets have consolidated their gains but have more recently plateaued. To some extent…

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August 13, 2012
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Freighter Values Continue to Experience Weakness
The airfreight market remains in the doldrums which is causing particular concern for values. The airfreight traffic for June as reported by IATA showed only the most modest of improvements. The only bright spot was the Middle East which showed double digit growth. With only 0.8 percent increase in traffic…

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August 13, 2012
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Lower Rentals for A319 Open Up Secondary Markets
Allegiant Air Starts to Pick Up Bargains to Fuel Growth The Las Vegas carrier Allegiant Air, in selecting the A319 to provide the necessary capacity to expand operations, acquired the aircraft because “A319 asset values have significantly declined and now mirror the environment we saw when we (Allegiant Air) first…

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August 13, 2012
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Lessors Continue to Manage Market Weakness
Despite the decline in lease rentals over at least the last six months, the lessors continue to report mostly satisfactory results but lower rates will need to be matched by more competitive acquisition prices. In the second quarter of 2012, Aircastle, had net income of $16.3 million on $172.2 million…

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August 13, 2012
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Lower Demand & Pricing Force Scrapping of “Current” Generation Aircraft
The move towards newer aircraft at the expense of relatively modern aircraft continues apace as a result of lower pricing for what only a few years ago were considered prime assets. The values attributed to some aircraft are at odds with the imperatives felt by some owners. A third ex-Lufthansa…

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August 13, 2012
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