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FUTURE AIRCRAFT VALUES
Asking Prices for Used Airbus Aircraft Largely Realistic
The market for used aircraft older than five years of age remains problematical and as such asking prices should have a sense of realism even if there is an expectation that the net price will be much lower. An A320 built in 1991 has an asking price of $5.5 million…

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October 22, 2012
AVN
Values of Ageing Aircraft Remain Irrelevant
Stage 2 or Chapter 2 aircraft are nomenclatures that have little relevance in todays market belonging more to the history books than representing a part of the mainstream fleet. However, the behavior of Stage 2 values is relevant for those that are currently held in high regard. With the re-engining…

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October 22, 2012
AVN
Lease Rentals Continue to Falter
The lease rentals of the freighter fleet continue to experience weakness. With the run up to the peak Christmas period comes the potential for increased demand as consumers shop for electronic goods. Unfortunately overall freight traffic remains weak such that long standing freight operators, Southern Air, has filed for Chapter…

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October 22, 2012
AVN
B777-200A Values Fail to Live Up to Promise
When launched the initial B777 variant – the -200A - was hailed as a type that would break the usual problems associated with initial examples and be able to enjoy stronger than average residual values but the last few years has seen a rapid decline in values. The values of…

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October 22, 2012
AVN
Strong Residual Values for -8I Remain Elusive
The market for the B747-8I, given the 41 orders and seven deliveries, remains much more restricted than Boeing probably envisaged at this stage of the program and as such residual value projections need to remain cautious. In the early 1990s, Boeing and Airbus agreed to collaborate on a joint feasibility…

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October 22, 2012
AVN
Enhanced E-Jets Could Become Baseline Variant for Values
With Delta looking to acquire 70 75 seater regional jets and the need to offer an improvement in performance before the entry of any re-engining program, Embraer is seeking to offer an enhanced version of its E175 which has the potential of warranting a premium. The Embraer E175 “Plus” may…

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October 22, 2012
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African Airlines Offer Prospects for Older Aircraft
The values of older used but relatively mainstream aircraft continue to experience problems due to the perception that operators in North America, Europe and Asia have a predilection for newer aircraft but African carriers are taking up some of the slack. In the 1980s it was always envisaged that the…

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October 22, 2012
AVN
Placing Values on “New” MD80 Freighters Proves Difficult
The first flight of the first MD80 has taken place but there remains some uncertainty as to how much the MD80SF is now worth. After more two decades of false starts, an MD80 passenger aircraft has been converted to a freighter by conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI). The late…

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October 22, 2012
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