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Record Backlog Fails to Improve Rentals
With such a substantive and record breaking backlog a rise in lease rentals may be expected but such is the competition among lessors that rates are instead remaining largely stable, aided by the expectation that interest rates will remain low for some time. With the level of leasing steadily increasing…

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February 22, 2016
AVN
Mid Life Widebodies Gain From Lower Fuel Price
The low price of fuel, albiet at the expense of a stronger dollar, has provided a fillip to the values of the mid life widebodies. The cost of fuel represents a major portion of direct operating costs for any operator, all the more so with used aircraft. Used aircraft typically…

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February 22, 2016
AVN
Pratt PW1100G Problems Not Likely to Impact Values - Yet
The problems being experienced by Pratt & Whitney with the PW1100G, which has seen Lufthansa becoming the launch operator instead of Qatar, is not likely to have an impact on values of any of the specific airframe/engine combinations - unless consistent and significantly less than average reliability materializes during in-service…

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February 22, 2016
AVN
Values of B787-8 Under Scrutiny As Backlog Diminishes
Despite the turbulent entry into service, the B787-8 has been viewed as an example offering airlines sufficient efficiency improvements over current offerings to warrant a premium, even in an era of lower fuel prices, but with a diminishing backlog there is a concern that the focus is now turning to…

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February 22, 2016
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment
ATR72-600 Market Presence. As with the ATR42, orders for the ATR72 proved elusive in 2003 but improved in the last few years by a significant amount. The orders for the -600 now amount to more than 487. Production of the ATR72-600 has been increased and the backlog now amounts to…

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February 22, 2016
AVN
B737MAX9 Value Differential Exhibit Modest Improvement
Limited Difference in Values Between B737-800 & -900ER Maintained with MAX The values of the B737MAX9 – though still some two years away from service entry - are continuing to struggle to create a clear premium over the MAX8 and are still lower than the competing A321neo. The orderbook for…

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February 22, 2016
AVN
ICAO Emissions On Agenda Again Potentially Impacting Long Term Residuals
After the backlash created by the European Unions’ unilateral decision to introduce emission charges some years ago, ICAO is seeking to drive forward the issue of aircraft emissions once more, a move which has the potential to impact residual values. ICAO has previously introduced measures which have subsequently been implemented…

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February 22, 2016
AVN
Market for ATR72-600 Remains Strong
The announcement that Singapore based lessor, Avation, has placed an order for six ATR72-600 underlines the attraction of the type to the leasing community at a time when the margins on the A320ceo and B737NG are ever tighter. The order for six more aircraft adds to ATR72-600s already delivered. According…

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February 22, 2016
AVN
Part Out Values Not A Constant
Parting out aircraft remains a key option for investors and operators but forecasting when the optimum point for such a method of disposal remains as much a complex task as determining market based residual values. The part out value of an aircraft is not a constant and as such using…

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February 22, 2016
AVN
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