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Aircraft Asset Assessment: DCH8-400
Market Presence. As a turboprop the Dash8-400 was previously inevitably tarnished by the general perception that the age of the turboprop had been consigned to history. The incidents involving the landing gears also caused values to temporarily falter before rebounding. The view that the era of the turboprop was at…

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February 10, 2014
AVN
Dash8Q-400 Values Show Modest Decline
The backlog for the Dash8-400 is now approximately 30 units which compares with a backlog of some 200 for the ATR72-600 and as such there has to be some negative effect on values. Combined with a reduction in the workforce, the conditions for the type are less than promising. Bombardier…

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February 10, 2014
AVN
Strong Helicopter Values Offer Opportunities for Lessors
Despite recent groundings of some helicopter types the market for helicopters remains strong with the prospect of sustained growth and demand in the short to medium term. Helicopters have a long useful life – if correctly maintained. Many helicopters built 50 years ago are still in service. However, if they…

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February 10, 2014
AVN
Distressed Value Discounting Eases – For Some
The level of discounting needed to dispose of aircraft on a distressed – or fire sale – has gradually eased for some more popular aircraft types but deteriorated for many out of production models. The ISTAT definition of a distressed value is “Distress Value, Forced Sale Value, Liquidation Value are…

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February 10, 2014
AVN
A320 Rates Continue to Rise
Despite exhibiting a fall a year ago the lease rentals of the A320 are enjoying a slight improvement such that rates of approximately $340,000 per month may be secured for new aircraft. www.aircraftvalues.net or www.aircraftvalues.com. Rates are quoted in thousands of US dollars per month and exclude maintenance reserves. They…

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February 10, 2014
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February 10, 2014
AVN
Lease Rental Matrix Sees Shift to Longer Terms As Market Improves
The LRM (Lease Rental Matrix), which determines the average lease length and the adjustment to quoted lease rentals to reflect longer or shorter terms, has seen an extension to average terms as demand continues to outstrip supply. The LRM has been constant for the last two years but lessors are…

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February 10, 2014
AVN
Older Widebodies Face Downward Pressure
The continued enthusiasm for the newer generation of widebodies is inevitably partly at the expense of the older types. In contrast to the improving market conditions of a nearly a decade ago and those of the mid 1990s, the international carriers continue to seek yield improvement rather than absolute market…

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February 10, 2014
AVN
Effect of Escalation Could See Increase in Values
The issue of escalation - and the effect on delivery pricing – continues to impact new net pricing as well as used values, exacerbated by ever extending lead times. Escalation seeks to protect the manufacturers against the vagaries of inflation between the contract is signed (or the Base Price) is…

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February 10, 2014
AVN
Auction of A340-600 Contrasts with New Initiatives
The intended auction of an A340-600 contrasts with the new initiatives being pursued by Airbus and Rolls-Royce to highlight the relative efficiencies of the four engined aircraft and re-invigorate the secondary market. The well attended briefing in London in late 2013 sought to emphasize the relatively low acquisition cost of…

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February 10, 2014
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