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The B777-300ER
Market Presence. The size of the twin engined -300ER is such that it essentially replaces the B747-200 and indeed offers an alternative to the -400. The twin engine configuration presents the market with previously unimagined power and operating efficiency. The ability to extract ever higher thrust ratings from two engines…

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February 15, 2010
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The End of the Line for the Leviathan
There are now only 36 -300s remaining in service and it is little wonder that values are at rock bottom levels. The problems experienced by many international carriers since the late 1990s has left the -300 isolated and vulnerable. In the late 1980s the prospects for all widebodies were seen…

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November 23, 2009
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Older Widebodies At Scrap Levels
The fate of the older widebodies has been sealed for some time. Values have declined to scrap levels from which there is no expectation of a recovery. Unfortunately in this market, the older widebodies reached scrap levels much sooner than expected, never to recover. Against the backdrop of much more…

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October 26, 2009
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Older Widebody Values Continue to Fall
With values having fallen so far already it is perhaps hard to imagine that there exists an opportunity for further falls to take place. Unfortunately in this market, the older widebodies are facing the prospect of reaching scrap levels much sooner than expected, never to recover. Against the backdrop of…

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July 6, 2009
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B777-300 Values Continue to Dive
As expected values, of the B777-300 continue to experience a significant decline. The -300 has been under pressure for a number of years, even before the onset of the recession. The limited range of the -300 has been a major problem for the aircraft, hence only 60 orders being placed.…

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July 6, 2009
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B737-700 Values Suffer As Crisis Deepens
The market has moved on from the period 2002-2004 when the recession failed to materially dent the values of the B737-700. With a much larger and vulnerable fleet values of the B737-700 have fallen by some 12 percent over the course of the last six months with further declines likely.…

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April 27, 2009
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Older Widebody Values Will Not Recover
The fortunes of the older widebodies are at rock bottom even if the price of fuel remains consistently low. Older widebodies may have the advantage of low capital cost but they also have the ability to drain resources and threaten reliability. The three person cockpits, the D checks, engine overhauls…

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March 30, 2009
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Lease Rentals “Set To Decline” in 2009
Lease rentals of narrowbodies currently in production are set to experience further weakness according to lessor CIT Aerospace. According to Alexander Mason of the CIT Group during the Q4 20008 Earnings Call held in late January 2009, Mason stated “2008 was a stellar year for our air segment as the…

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February 16, 2009
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