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Lease Rates Increase for Less Financially Secure Lessees
Fragility of Some Lessees Seeing Premature Return of Aircraft A raft of airline failures – both large and small – in recent years is leading to lessors placing a premium on rentals of aircraft to less financially secure operators. Part of the success of the operating lease industry over the…

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October 29, 2018
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A350-900ULR Values Will Not Suffer Same Fate as A340-500
The re-launch of the direct Singapore-Newark route by Singapore Airlines using the new A350-900ULR variant will fortunately not likely see the same fate for residual values of the A340-500 or even B777-200LR. Singapore-Newark route, a distance of nearly 8,235 nautical miles, takes some 19 hours but was last flown by…

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October 29, 2018
AVN
Maintenance Reserves Need to Account for Realistic D Check Costs
Maintenance reserves charged by lessors on both narrowbody and widebody aircraft need to be adequately reflect the real cost of such major maintenance. While the cost of performing the major airframe maintenance on aircraft pales against the costs associated with overhauling the engines and replacing their LLPs, the cost of…

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October 29, 2018
AVN
Two Early Build B737-900ERs Sold Between Lessors
Establishing values of the B737-900ER is likely to be difficult as there are relatively few operators and in view of the predilection for lessors to sell encumbered aircraft between themselves. The operator base of the B737-900ER is not as liquid as it is for many other aircraft types and this…

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October 29, 2018
AVN
Widebody Rentals Still Weaker Than Expected
With above trend traffic growth widebody lease rentals should be strong but instead they appear to be weakening. Naturally the replacement cycle is in full swing with the arrival of the B787-9 and A350 in numbers. The B777-9 is ever closer to service entry and the A330neo has just arrived.…

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October 29, 2018
AVN
Values of Outgoing E-Jets Under Pressure
The market for the E190 is likely to prove more difficult in the coming years as it appears that a number will be coming onto the market. On behalf of Air Canada, Skyworks Leasing has arranged the sale of 25 E190 aircraft to Beautech Power Systems. Air Canada is gradually…

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October 29, 2018
AVN
E190 Values Start to Take Note of E2
The values of the existing E190/E195 have previously been suffering as a result of the significant improvements being made by the E2 variant but the market will become increasingly difficult as existing units are retired. The 98-passenger Embraer 190 is a member of a family of commercial jets which have…

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October 29, 2018
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Aircraft Asset Assessment Embraer E190
Market Presence. With the development of the E2 series of aircraft, Embraer has been actively seeking to sell new aircraft offering considerable incentives in the hope of maintaining production. This has affected the used market making it more difficult to dispose of aircraft coming off lease and seeking to be…

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October 29, 2018
AVN
B767-300ER Historical Value Behavior Defy Expectations
The values of the B767-300ER have managed to defy expectations over the years not least because of delays to various programs but even now the type has its attractions. While the values of the B767-300ER are under pressure there can be no escaping just how successful the type has been.…

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October 29, 2018
AVN
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