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Low Fuel Prices Fail to Halt Fall in Values of Aging Aircraft
Extension of Aircraft Life Does Not Equate to Rise in Values Using traditional metrics for the calculation of Market Values should have seen an immediate upswing or stabilization in values of aging aircraft when the price of jet fuel halved two years ago but this has failed to occur. At…

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August 22, 2016
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Ending of B747-8 Likely to Fail to Generate “Scarcity” Premium
Following on the heels of the A380 production cut, Boeing has indicated that production of the B747-8 could actually be ended raising the question of how values of those in service would be impacted. Boeing had previously planned to increase production once more to one per month as of 2019.…

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August 22, 2016
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Lessors Returns Continue To Be Above Double Digit
The profits being secured by the lessors continues to be nearly 20 percent underlining the relative attraction of aircraft leasing compared other asset classes. The leasing of aircraft continues to increase despite speculation that low interest rates may increase the amount of aircraft being bought directly by airlines. As a…

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August 22, 2016
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Widebody Production Cuts Help to Balance Values
The values of some widebodies are facing difficult times either because of a transition through to new types, the ending of production, or over supply and Airbus and Boeing are seemingly seeking to more balance demand with supply rather than seek to sell more at ever lower prices which should…

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August 22, 2016
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Rentals Continue to be Competitive
The lease rentals of newer aircraft continue to be competitive in the face of transitioning issues and new deliveries but any substantive weakness is confined to known issues with a handful of types. Sale and leaseback transactions, which constitute an increasingly large proportion of new aircraft deliveries, continue to involve…

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August 22, 2016
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Fall in Deliveries May Help Used Pricing
The near five percent fall in the number of deliveries for the first half of the year could actually be beneficial for used pricing if sustained. The business jet manufacturers are the business of producing new aircraft and new aircraft types stimulate demand. At the same time, the arrival of…

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August 22, 2016
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MD83 Values Irrelevant
The values of the MD83 are so low as to make them irrelevant in terms of asset based financing. Despite still being the most desirable of MD80 variants, the fortunes of the MD83 have experienced sustained adversity. While during the period of growth between 2004 and 2007 the Ripple Effect…

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August 22, 2016
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The MD83 Market Presence. The MD83 experienced its heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s. While values started to stumble more than 15 years ago, availability only became a major issue a decade ago. Even before production ceased in 1999, the MD83 was already facing severe pressure from the…

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August 22, 2016
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A330-200 Values Face Transition Woes
The values of the A330-200 continue to decline as the market increasingly focusses on the -300, as the A330neo nudges closer, and as the market favors larger capacity. For the first seven months of 2016, there were 11 orders for the A330-200. Surprisingly, with seven cancellations for the -300, there…

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August 22, 2016
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Business Jet Deliveries Falter But Good News for Used Prices
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) in publishing its second quarter deliveries showed another fall but with the problems being experienced by the used market such a decline could be beneficial. In the first six months of 2016 a total of 292 business jets were delivered. This compares to 305…

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August 22, 2016
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