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CSeries Values Still an Enigma
The placement of 40 orders by Macquarie AirFinance takes the CSeries total to 243 aircraft representing a reasonable number but still insufficient to wrest uncertainty away from current and residual values. The delay to the program remains a concern as is the comparative lack of orders. Airbus and Boeing have…

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October 20, 2014
AVN
“Value” of BFE Essential Part of Widebody Equation
The value versus cost of the Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) is increasingly being viewed as a separate item from the rest of the airframe by financial institutions, specifically when considering the larger widebodies such as the B777-300ER and A380. BFE and Specification Changes Notices (SCNs) are the two sets of…

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October 20, 2014
AVN
CRJ900 Values Edge Downwards
The CRJ900 has been a best seller for Bombardier and represents the majority of CRJ aircraft now being delivered. Virtually as soon as the first CRJ100ER entered service with Lufthansa - if not before - some existing and potential customers sought a larger version of the CRJ200 aircraft. While the…

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October 20, 2014
AVN
First Flight of A320neo Fails to Dent A320ceo Values
A320ceo Exhibits Non Traditional Market Value Behavior The first flight of the A320neo turns a new page rather than heralds a new chapter for aviation - and potentially for values - as the aircraft seems destined to complement rather than replace in the short to medium term. The development of…

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October 20, 2014
AVN
Price of Stage 2 Aircraft Irrelevant
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. The Aircraft Rating (Value Rating courtesy of…

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October 20, 2014
AVN
Lease Rentals Still in Doldrums
There continues to be a lag between the improvement in airfreight traffic and any change in freighter lease rentals. IATA reports that the freight traffic for august 2014 increased by 5.1 percent compared to a year ago. This follows July which saw a 6.1 percent rise. Asian and North American…

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October 20, 2014
AVN
Lessors Make More from Full Life Returns than Maintenance Reserves
There continues to be an expectation that increasingly common full life return conditions will generate a measure of profit for lessors and financial institutions. Maintenance reserves, paid by the lessee to the lessor, have traditionally been a tool by which maintenance events are adequately compensated for, representing a means by…

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October 20, 2014
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment: CRJ900
Market Presence. The demand for the CRJ900 has been notable with 359 ordered as of June 30th 2014. The demand for the 90 seats was proven with the F100, the BAe146-200/300/RJ85 but the CRJ900 brought new operating economics. While the concentration with US customers is of particular concern, the number…

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October 20, 2014
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