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Market Favor Younger Leaving Older Exposed
The market continues to favor the younger examples with even the older versions of those still in production facing sustained weakness. There can be no escaping the enthusiasm for the financing of newer aircraft. While Export Credit Agency (ECA) support is available for both new and used aircraft, the principal…

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December 16, 2013
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B747-400 Values Continue to Fall
The values of the B747-400 continue to decline in the face of advancing age and replacement with newer types. The delivery of a modest number of B747-8s and a larger number of A380s finally draws a line under the production of the B747-400 though orders for the new -8I remain…

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December 16, 2013
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OEMs Seek to Stabilize A340 Values
The values for the A340 – all variants - have experienced a considerable decline in recent years but the OEMs are now seeking to at least stabilize values by changing market perceptions concerning the current operating economics of the type. The London conference held in December saw participants from Original…

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December 16, 2013
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: B747-400
Market Presence. The B747-400 still represents the core of many major carriers fleets around the world. Performance, economy and capacity have, until relatively recently, been unmatched and had become the baseline by which all other types are judged. In designing the A380, Airbus had to reduce operating costs by some…

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December 16, 2013
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Turboprop Lease Rentals Remain Stable
The combination of a shifting market structure, modest delivery rates and absence of a change to the product line is allowing lease rates to remain stable, a trend that is expected. The market for the turboprop operating lease continues to expand as more lessors appreciate the greater margins that are…

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December 16, 2013
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American EETC Shows Strong Values
Mix of Old & New Types Proves Strong Enough for Good Uptake The 2013-2 Class B EETC issued by American Airlines, following the July 2013 issuance of the Class A Certificates, are based on a mix of aircraft types and different age groups, sufficient to overcome some of the reluctance…

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December 16, 2013
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Age Restrictions Continue to Confuse Residual Prospects of Older Aircraft
Despite the record backlog the appetite for older used aircraft remains subdued though age restrictions are not necessarily the cause. There is a perception that, just as in the past, used aircraft will find favor in regions other than North America and Europe but that this is being prevented by…

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December 16, 2013
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