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Aircraft Asset Assessment-The B747-8I
Market Presence. The development of the B747-8I improved the operating economics of the type. Airbus indicates that the A380 currently offers a 15-20 percent efficiency improvement over the B747-400. The larger -8I makes the differential much more marginal. Indeed Boeing cites that the trip cost of the -8I over the…

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June 12, 2017
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Leasing Still Attracting New Players As Rates Mostly Remain Stable
Competition Intensifying Which Could Impact Rentals The profits being secured by the lessors continues to be between 15-20 percent thus underlining the continued relative attraction of aircraft leasing compared other asset classes such as shipping and real estate. The leasing of aircraft continues to increase despite as yet proven speculation…

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March 6, 2017
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Rentals Experience Slight Fall
The market for most widebodies continues to remain relatively stable but the lease rentals for some types have fallen over the last quarter. The problems being experienced by THY have seen a number of aircraft entering the market and lease rentals will likely be impacted. The move towards newer aircraft…

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January 23, 2017
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Widebody Market Continues to Suffer
The market for some widebodies continues to contract and there exists a sense that there is something of an oversupply. Widebodies being delivered continues apace but at the expense of falling yields. Airlines are having to cut ticket prices to stimulate demand. The transition to new models continues and this…

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November 14, 2016
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Rentals Continue to Fall for Older Examples
The lease rentals of older widebody aircraft continue to fall as the market moves to newer types. Sale and leaseback transactions, which constitute an increasingly large proportion of new aircraft deliveries, continue to involve higher lease rates than those attributed to vanilla dry operating lease rentals. Lease rentals are provided…

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October 17, 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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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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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
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