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EETC Market Gains Momentum
Stable Values for Newer Types Attracts Investors Such is the strength of the aviation market in terms of traffic, airline profitability and aircraft delivery rates that finance has become much more readily available, helping to fuel further growth with the EETC structure once again providing a means for investors to…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
Delta Acquisition of More B757s Belies Value Weakness
The purchase of five more B757s by Delta appears to suggest that the type has gained a new lease of life and that the business case for a replacement is proven. While the operator base of the B757 remains extensive and Delta is acquiring more aircraft, the values of the…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
Newer Turboprop Rentals Remain Stable
The newer aircraft types such as the Dash8-300, -400, ATR42-500, ATR72-500/-600 are the more easily placed. Other types of turboprops are leased but a finance lease or traditional finance agreement are used more extensively. While deliveries are not on the scale of the jet sector, there continues to be a…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment
B747-400F Market Presence. The net effect of changing market structure is to see a large number of B747-400F freighters remaining in storage some of which have already been parked for a long time. Out of a fleet of approximately 230 B747-400F and B747-400 converted freighters, there are around 40 in…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
Half to Full Maintenance Adjustment Rise
While the airframe manufacturers seem unable to make significant gains in net pricing on their aircraft even in the midst of the prevailing strongest of markets, the cost of maintaining aircraft continues to increase forcing the half to full adjustment ever higher. Many lease agreements in existence today require the…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
Values Continue to Exhibit Age Related Decline
As passenger traffic has risen, the demand for new aircraft has been such that Airbus and Boeing have increased production. The rise in traffic however has become increasingly capacity driven whereby the availability of more seats has generated ever more passenger demand. To fill aircraft, fares have had to become…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
Values of the -400F Continue to Decline
The fall in the price of fuel will provide some stimulus for airfreight as well as allowing the B747-400F to be more economical in the short term. The B747-400ERF/-400F/-400SF/-400BCF is a versatile aircraft that offers considerable advantages over the -200F and therefore superseded the earlier B747 freighter. The -400F has…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
“Whitetails” As B747-8F Values Continue to Decline
The strength of aviation continues to elude the airfreight segment as the Boeing seemingly has built B747-8F aircraft for which now no end-user exists thereby contributing to the perceived weakness of values for the type. The production of whitetails – whereby an aircraft is manufactured for which no end customer…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
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