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Rentals Remain Stable for Newer Aircraft
The lease rentals of the newer regional jets are stable at present as operators continue to favor larger and younger equipment. Rates in general are still holding relatively steady but could rise again if interest rates shift upwards. There are more lessors moving into the market which has the potential…

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March 10, 2014
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Engine Manufacturers Support Programs Reduce Emphasis on Market Shares
The rapid expansion of engine support programs makes relative market shares of lesser significance in terms of residual value expectations. At one time the relative market shares of the engine manufacturers on a specific airframe could justify a considerable difference in values between engine types. The difference between the PW2000…

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March 10, 2014
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: A320
Market Presence. With more than 190 operators the A320 enjoys an established base which is just as strong as any Boeing product. The large number of orders placed by the lessors underlines confidence in the type even with the development of the A320neo.The ability of Airbus to also penetrate the…

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March 10, 2014
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Freighter Values Have Opportunity to Stabilize
The values of freighter aircraft may be turning the corner though the events in Ukraine may have some impact. IATA cites airfreight growth as being in line with industrial production whereas in the past it has exhibited twice the growth. For the month of January 2014 compared to January 2013,…

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March 10, 2014
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Upgrade Plans for P&W GTF Affects A320neo Values
A significant improvement in the fuel efficiency of the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G powering the A320neo family raises the issue of whether the upgrade should warrant a premium or whether values of the first examples should be discounted. Incremental improvement to an engine is always to be expected and all…

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March 10, 2014
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Values of Older Engines Keep on Falling
There is a generally held perception that engines hold their value much better than the airframes that they power. This is a correct assumption. However, engines need continual investment for their value to be held and there comes a time when the operator base of installed engines contracts to a…

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March 10, 2014
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Short Term Improvements More Influential On A380 Residuals Than A380neo
The advances made in engine design over the last few years has increased the impetus for re-engining the A380 but Airbus is naturally delaying any such development. With A380 orders and delivery rates perhaps falling short of expectations there is a reluctance to invest more money in the program, at…

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March 10, 2014
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Residuals of Current A330 Un-phased by Potential for “A330neo”
While there is considerable appetite for the longer range capability of the A350 and B787, the changing market structure will likely see a sustained need for capacity rather absolute range and this makes a case for an A330neo. Reminiscent of the origins of the A350, a re-engined A330 is again…

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March 10, 2014
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A320 Values See Modest Improvement
The values of the A320ceo have experienced a modest improvement as a result of strong demand which is prompted Airbus to increase production again. The demand for newer equipment, as a means of reducing costs, remains sufficiently strong as to allow the values of new A320s to exceed $40 million…

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March 10, 2014
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