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Airfreight Traffic Increases But Surface Dominates
There have been some encouraging news for the airfreight industry as traffic shows improvements. The problems in the U.S. and the demand for high value electronic products continues to allow airfreight traffic to increase but the container ship continues to offer rates that cannot be ignored. The removal of B747-400…

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June 1, 2015
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Values of Used A319 Expected to Stabilize in Next Few Years
Values of used A319s are continuing to fall even as interest in used examples continues to increase from a number of sources. United Airlines has leased 11 ex-China Southern with V2500s from lessor AerCap starting in 2016. Another 14 may also be acquired in the future. The aircraft are intended…

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June 1, 2015
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Banning of Older Aircraft Expands As Korea Seeks 20 Year Limit
The issue of asset lives continues to be an issue for many owners given that aircraft are portrayed by some as having shorter lives than was previously the case, with the move by many countries to limit the operation of older aircraft contributing to the perception that older aircraft –…

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June 1, 2015
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Ending of B737NG Production in 2018 Creates Residual Value Certainty
The extent of the overlap between B737NG and B737MAX production is likely to be no more than a year such that residual values can be calculated with greater accuracy particularly with respect to the few NGs to be delivered in 2018. Boeing has previously indicated that service entry of the…

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June 1, 2015
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CRJ1000 Values Face Steady Decline
The values of the CRJ1000 are falling in line with expectations as age related issues take hold and the arrival of new products present competitive pressures. The CRJ family has been in existence for more than 20 years but the CRJ1000 was the latest variant having entered service in 2009.…

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June 1, 2015
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50 Seat Market Remains Under Pressure
As might be expected lease rentals of 50 seaters continue to experience considerable adverse pressure as replacement becomes more of a necessity. With United opting to replace 50 seaters with A319s there is a growing appreciation that the 50 seat segment is not only under pressure as a result of…

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June 1, 2015
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Values of New Regional Jets Start to Solidify as Delivery Edges Closer
The values of the new crop of regional jets are beginning to be assessed with greater certainty as delivery dates edge ever closer and manufacturers seek to secure more orders before entry into service. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) is only a matter of a few months away from its…

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June 1, 2015
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Values & Rentals Restrained by Fragile Market Conditions
Apart from a few notable exceptions values and lease rentals have not exhibited any improvement over the course of the last few months despite a still record backlog and reasonably strong traffic growth. There would seem to be a number of positive factors that should contribute to a rise in…

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June 1, 2015
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: CRJ1000
Market Presence. The number of orders for the CRJ1000 remains disappointing. By comparison orders for the E190 number 575 with a backlog of some 60 aircraft. There was always expected to be a limited number of orders given the prescriptive nature of scope clauses in the US but with only…

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June 1, 2015
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