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A310-300 Values Continue to Show Weakness
The values of the A310 are facing continued weakness as the type is increasingly displaced by newer types. The A310 along with the B767-200 remains the smallest of widebodies though Boeing may seek options for a replacement for the B757 which may feature twin aisles. In the interim the aircraft…

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August 10, 2015
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B777-200ER Values Continue to Weaken
The values of the B777-200ER are continuing to face downward pressure as a result the arrival of newer types and ageing. The market for the B777-200ER has been deteriorating in the last few years with no new orders, an empty backlog and an age profile that encourages replacement. Having entered…

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August 10, 2015
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Lessors Aware of Widebody Transition Cost
With major airlines increasingly seeking to divest themselves of the residual value risk while improving their balance sheets, the proportion of leased widebodies continues to climb, a trend that will see lessors having to become much more familiar with the problems – and costs - of transitioning such aircraft. Transitioning…

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August 10, 2015
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BFE Component of New Aircraft Becomes of Greater Significance for Investors
The cost of the Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) is becoming of greater significance for investors as they seek to ensure that the cost of the interior has indeed some relevance when seeking to transition to other operators in the years to come. The BFE component of narrowbodies is relatively standard…

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August 10, 2015
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Freighter Values Stable Despite China Problems
With China industrial output continuing to waiver there is inevitably likely to be some impact on airfreight but other sources of demand in other regions are keeping demand static. IATA reports that airfreight is climbing though only slowly. Load factors for May 2015 were lower than in May 2014 with…

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August 10, 2015
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Restrictive Scope Clauses Continue to Limit Market
The issue of Scope Clauses has been a long standing issue in the US and continues to exert its influence though not necessarily to the advantage of the consumer - or airline. The relaxation of scope clauses has been an ongoing process but the thwarted acquisition of 20 used E190s…

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August 10, 2015
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: A310-300
Market Presence. The A310-300 at least features a two-person cockpit though it lacks the sophistication of the later Airbus product range. The powerplants remained reasonably competitive until recently but the interior continues to offer marketing opportunities for large and small operators. Operational flexibility of the A310-300 varies considerably depending on…

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August 10, 2015
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Lease Rentals Face Conflicting Pressures
For the last few months lease rentals have been reasonably stable but with the prospect of a rise in interest rates perhaps by year end there exists the possibility of a rise though the expansion of some lessors is serving to contain any improvement as is the transition to new…

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August 10, 2015
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