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Aircraft Asset Assessment: B747-8I
Market Presence. The development of the B747-8I improves the operating economics of the type. Airbus indicates that the A380 currently offers a 15-20 percent efficiency improvement over the B747-400. The larger -8I makes the differential much more marginal. Indeed Boeing cites that the trip cost of the -8I over the…

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June 16, 2014
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Values & Rentals of A320 & B737-800 Exhibit Ten Percent Differential
The differential in values and lease rentals between the A320 and B737-800 continues to persist despite the recent improvement in A320 rates. The lease rentals of the A320 have enjoyed an improvement over the course of the last year though those for the older examples remain persistently low. The lease…

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June 16, 2014
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Stagnating New Values Change Residual Dynamics
With the value of new aircraft increasing by only a modest amount over the course of the last 15 years, residual value methodologies have changed to take account of changing market dynamics. During the 1970s and early 1980s, the manufacturers enjoyed the ability to increase prices by the rate of…

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June 16, 2014
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No Respite for B747-8I Values
The values of the -8I continue to fail to impress not least due to the limited of orders and contracting backlog. After the B747X program, Boeing continued to study improvements to the B747. The B747-400XQLR (Quiet Long Range) was meant to have an increased range of 7,980 nm (14,780 km),…

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June 16, 2014
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Values Continue to Reflect Strong Market
Such is the demand for the aircraft that there sometimes exists The price stated on an invoice which is sometimes used to justify a particular value will not necessarily include all the factors. The net invoiced price may include pilot training – perhaps amounting to one to two percent of…

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June 16, 2014
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A320neo Family Weights Enables Greater Value Accuracy
With the service entry of the A320neo edging closer there is an ever greater need for values to reflect aircraft specifics rather than the generic. Airbus has revealed the range of weights that will apply to the new A320neo family. Generally, values of higher weight aircraft, powered by higher thrust…

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June 16, 2014
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B737 Classic Freighter Conversion Values Stable
The values of B737 Classic freighters are increasingly showing an element of disconnect with those of the passenger examples. Traditionally, the values of freighters were closely tied to the value of passenger units until such time as forty percent of the passenger fleet had been converted. The value of the…

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June 16, 2014
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A Great Time to be a Turboprop Lessor
If there was ever a time to be a lessor of turboprops this is it. Lease rentals of the more modern turboprops – including those built in the 1980s – are in demand from a wide range of operators. The market for the turboprop operating lease continues to expand as…

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June 16, 2014
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