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G600 Flight Testing Progresses As G550 Prices Continue to Fall
The third test aircraft for the new G600 has taken to the skies but prices of the outgoing model, the G550, continue to fall. The G600 is set to replace the existing G550 later in 2018. The G600 offers more cabin width and height than the G550. The slightly larger…

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May 15, 2017
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Problems of Alitalia Will Not Impact Market
While the entry of Alitalia into administration is a disappointment, should the airline be forced to contract its fleet still further, this is not expected to have an impact on the market in terms of values or lease rentals. The Alitalia fleet comprises just under 110 aircraft. A few of…

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May 15, 2017
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Aircraft Asset Assessment-The MD90
Market Presence. The reasonable operating economics, low noise footprint and restriction emissions still failed to generate interest in the type from all but a single operator in the last decade even when alternatives were in short supply. The number of pilots certificated on the aircraft is limited as are spares…

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May 15, 2017
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MD90 Values At Scrap Levels
The MD90 offered and delivered much but in the face of industry consolidation and a limited customer base, the fortunes of the type were always likely to disappoint even if Delta remains the only remaining admirer. The MD90 represented the final version of a product that can be traced back…

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May 15, 2017
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Values of Airliner VVIPs Remain Stable
The airliner VVIP market has perhaps gained ever more attraction as the high net worth individuals value time and convenience. Usually a limited operator basis is usually seen as a negative, for the airliner type of VVIP jets the very limited resource can make the used market more robust with…

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May 15, 2017
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Rentals of Larger Regional Jets Ease Lower
With the transition of the regional jet fleet to newer types such as the E2 and the advancing age of existing models, then the lease rentals of current types are declining by a modest amount. The fall in the lease rentals of used regional jets is not unexpected in view…

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May 15, 2017
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Financiers Need Distressed Discounting More Than Ever
The level of discounting needed to dispose of aircraft on a distressed – or fire sale – has gradually eased for some more popular aircraft types but deteriorated for some aircraft that are in the process of being replaced by newer types. The new banking regulations inevitably make it necessary…

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May 15, 2017
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C919 Will Help Constrain New Net Prices for Aircraft
The first flight of the C919 marks an important step in the ambition of China to become a major player in aircraft manufacturing and will serve to further constrain the price being paid for new Airbus and Boeing, and indeed Bombardier, equipment. While significantly later to fly than originally planned…

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May 15, 2017
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Boost in Airfreight Favors B777 and A330 Conversion Candidates
Values of Feedstock Still Need to be Low to Warrant Conversion After nearly a decade of suffering from weak results that lead to speculation that there was no future for airfreight, the recent improvement in traffic provides the opportunity for some of the excess widebody capacity to be absorbed in…

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May 15, 2017
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B737-700 Lease Rentals Exhibit Modest Decline Despite Arrival of MAX
Lease rates for the B737-700, having fallen in recent years, have achieved a measure of stability despite the imminent arrival of the enlarged B737MAX7. The B737-700 was the first variant to enter service, complementing the success of the B737-300 before the need for larger greater capacity saw the orderbook swing…

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May 15, 2017
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