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Medium Term A340 Residuals Face Pressure as Operators Focus on New Types
Both Cathay and Iberia have announced the retirement of A340-300s and A340-600s respectively in the coming years potentially adding to the supply at a time when new aircraft are being delivered in numbers. All 11 remaining A340-300s operated by Cathay will be retired by the end of 2017 with four…

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September 8, 2014
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Age Related Declines Take Effect
The values of most narrowbodies in production are experiencing age related declines. In normal balanced market conditions, values of aircraft should decline by some 5-7 percent per annum. When the market is strong such a decline is less evident and when times are adverse, values can fall by a much…

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September 8, 2014
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Early B787s Still Not Sold Despite Record Backlog & Rising Net Pricing
Boeing has yet to sell 11 early B787-8s that have been parked in Seattle for years despite likely offering significant discounts for the aircraft. With over 1,000 orders and more than 360 already delivered the B787 is on target to be an operational success though some estimates suggest that another…

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September 8, 2014
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Values of B757 Continue to Face Downward Pressure
The values of the B757, after achieving a measure of stability, are facing renewed downward pressure due to age and replacement. To some extent perceptions still consider that the B757 remains the backbone of the legacy carriers in the US, that there exists no direct replacement, that the aircraft remains…

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September 8, 2014
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: B777F
Market Presence. The market for the B777F is not only well established through the operation of the B747s, MD11Fs, B767Fs and A300-600Fs but will also likely experience expansion as a consequence of the improvement in payload/range and through twin engined efficiency. The age profile of earlier widebodies such as the…

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September 8, 2014
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Market Rates Not Impacted By Russian Sanctions
The crisis in the Ukraine and the imposition of further sanctions will likely have a further impact on the ability of Western lessors to place aircraft in Russia as well as retaining existing equipment in the country but this is not expected to result in any weakness in terms of…

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September 8, 2014
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Turboprop Rentals Vibration Free
The rentals for turboprops continue to remain stable having perhaps reached a peak. The primary vehicles for vanilla operating leases remain the stalwart favorites of the ATR42/ATR72 and the Dash 8, notably the -300 and the -400. Older and other aircraft types are less favored for the operational lease with…

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September 8, 2014
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B777F Values Lose Premium
While deliveries of the B777-200F continue to be made, the malaise of the freighter market ensures that values remain realistic. The heritage of the B777-200LRF can be traced back to the mid 1990s when Boeing considered a Combi version of the B777 featuring a main deck cargo door. The principal…

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September 8, 2014
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