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Lessors Need to Maximize Aircraft Capacity Potential for Long Term
The move to larger aircraft continues - as evidenced by the increase in popularity of the A321 - but there also exists a more subtle shift in capacity of existing equipment as operators introduce more seats and manufacturers raise capacity limits. Seeking to identify the increase in aircraft capacity can…

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May 5, 2014
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MD90 Values Continue to Weaken
The MD90 offered and delivered much but in the face of industry consolidation and a limited customer base, the fortunes of the type were always likely to disappoint even if Delta remains an admirer. The MD90 represented the final version of a product that can be traced back to the…

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May 5, 2014
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Asset Value Irrelevant 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. This will be the last time this…

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May 5, 2014
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: MD90
Market Presence. The reasonable operating economics, low noise footprint and restriction emissions have failed to generate interest in the type in recent years even when alternatives were in short supply. The number of pilots certificated on the aircraft is limited as are spares making it difficult for operators to acquire…

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May 5, 2014
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Pricing & Values of B777-300ERs Yet to be Delivered Under Scrutiny
While the development of the B777X may be causing problems for Airbus with respect to the A350-1000, the new Boeing aircraft also increases the pressure on the B777-300ER in the coming years in terms of maintaining production. In 2013 Boeing delivered 79 B777-300ERs. The first three months of 2014 also…

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May 5, 2014
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Rentals of Freighters Stable
The growth in airfreight continues to have a positive impact on freighter lease rentals. The problem for the airfreight market is that by adding capacity load factors can be reduced making it difficult for operators to increase yields and therefore contemplate additional capacity. The price of fuel is a positive…

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May 5, 2014
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Narrowbody Parting Out Values Expected to Fall In Long Term
The parting out of relatively young A320 and B737NG family members has perhaps more relevance to the current value of the engines but this will change over time such that current parting out values will not be able to be sustained into the long term. The parting out of aircraft…

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May 5, 2014
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Values of A350-800 Face Problems as Orders Contract
The values – and indeed the future – of the A350-800 is uncertain as the orders contract to uneconomic levels. In March 2012 there were 118 orders for the A350-800 and 368 orders for the -900. Two years later and there were 34 orders for the -800 and 589 orders…

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May 5, 2014
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