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B777-300 Values Fail to Inspire
The limited operator base, a consequence of limited performance due to the arrival of the -300ER, continues to plague values of the type and cause a constant decline. The -300 has been under pressure for a number of years, even before the onset of the recession. The limited range of…

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October 21, 2013
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: B777-300
Market Presence. The -300 has been in service for thirteen years. The limited range of the -300, at least with respect to the capability of most other current widebodies, makes it suited to the needs of a relatively limited number of operators. The operator base is dominated by Asian carriers…

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October 21, 2013
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ISTAT Panel Cite Rise in Lease Rentals of Newer A320s
Rates for Older A320s May – or May Not – Have Also Risen The ISTAT European Conference held in Barcelona earlier this month once again provided the opportunity to gain an insight into real trading activity, in particular the A320. The lease rentals of the A320 have been experiencing a…

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October 21, 2013
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Sharklets on New A320s Becoming the Norm Rather than the Exception
The delivery of new A320s and A321s continues and sharklets are being increasingly viewed as standard just as winglets on the B737-800 became standard a number of years ago. The sharklets on new A320s and A321s require local wing reinforcement as well as reinforcements to the center wing box. In…

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October 21, 2013
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B737 Classic Values Face Weaker Market Conditions
The values of the B737 Classic – the -300, -400 and -500 – are continuing to fall as the market moves to more efficient equipment. Values of the B737 Classic now range between $1-5 million for those still in an airworthy condition though there are a great many that are…

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October 21, 2013
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Asset Value An Irrelevance for Chapter 2 Values
Placing a value on an asset suggests that it has some appeal beyond that of an existing operator or owner but unfortunately in the case of Chapter 2 aircraft interest is so limited as to make most types unsuitable for asset based financing. As is to be expected a significant…

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October 21, 2013
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Freighter Lease Rentals Fail To Advance
The parting out of a B747-400BCF only six years after being converted is a sad indictment of the state of the airfreight market. Serial number 27070 was built in 1994 and operated by Singapore Airlines until being acquired by Cathay Pacific in 2007 and converted to a freighter. The aircraft…

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October 21, 2013
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Sale of Five Air India B777-200LRs to Etihad for “$500 million”
The purchase of five used B777-200LRs by Etihad from Air India after such a short period of service points to potentially changing market conditions for the -200LR and therefore lower residuals. The five B777-200LRs were delivered to Air India in 2007 and 2008 and are therefore only some six years…

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October 21, 2013
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