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Turboprop Rentals Continue to Generate Profits
While there may not be much opportunity for lessors to upscale lease rentals, at current levels the rates are generating more than an adequate return. Shorter terms to less creditworthy lessees is a means by which lease rentals can be improved but such higher rates inevitably reflect the higher risk.…

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December 1, 2014
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Split Scimitar Winglets Continue to be in Demand Despite Drop in Fuel Price
A premium will be justified for the B737NG as the new Split-Scimitar winglet, originally designed for the B737MAX, is incorporated on the B737NG for newly delivered aircraft. The Split-Scimitar winglets, designed by Aviation Partners Boeing (APB), was originally mooted in 2011 though the concept can be traced back as far…

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December 1, 2014
AVN
Delta A350/A330 Order Sees “Strategic” Pricing
The order for 25 A350-900s and 25 A330-900neos from Delta was a competition that Airbus wanted to win and the discounts secured by the US carrier would have been substantial. In September 2013 Delta placed orders for 30 A321s and ten higher gross weight A330-300s. This earlier order reportedly saw…

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December 1, 2014
AVN
Values of A321-100 So Low Parting Out Becomes Option
Even though demand for the A321 is outstripping supply the appetite for the A321-100 continues to be sufficiently sporadic as to prompt parting out. As the first variant of the A321 to be produced, and soon to be superseded by the -200, its values were always likely to be under…

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December 1, 2014
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment: B767-300
Market Presence. The values of passenger configured B767-300ERs have fallen to a level that make their acquisition for freighter conversion a practical proposition. The price of the aircraft needs to be below $10-15m in order to provide a realistically priced alternative to those existing cargo aircraft. Those –300ERs built at…

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December 1, 2014
AVN
Values of Used A380s Decline in Line With Expectations
The values of the A380 are starting to decline though the level of deterioration is in line with expectations and on a par to most other widebodies at this stage of the product life cycle. Establishing a market value for the A380 is a theoretical exercise in view of the…

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December 1, 2014
AVN
B767-300F Values Achieve Stability
The values of the B767-300F are managing to achieve a measure of stability after experiencing a decline during the recent recession. Due to the operating economics of airfreight, new freighters are something of a rarity, being launched after the passenger program has reached a certain level of maturity, offering major…

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December 1, 2014
AVN
Peak for Existing Products Despite Backlog
While there are thousands of aircraft on backlog, the transition to the product lines are keeping values realistic. The smaller backlog of 2006-2007 caused values to climb to new heights largely because production rates were of a lesser magnitude and due to a stable product line up. Today manufacturers are…

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December 1, 2014
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