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B737-600 Values Experience Progressive Fall
The dismal display of the B737-600 orderbook, contrasting with the experience of the -700 and -800, continues to warrant a fall in values. Values of the -600 were placed "On Watch" status six years ago and to all intents, the variant has become marginalized. Marginalization indicates considerable difficulty in placing…

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January 22, 2007
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A350XWB Go-Ahead Removes Some Residual Uncertainty
Further Rise In B787 Values Will Be Hard To Reverse With some 450 orders for various members of the B787 family, the competition to the newly launched A350XWB will prove difficult to overcome. While design details remain elusive, the A350XWB appears to offer the type of improvements over the existing…

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December 11, 2006
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Lease Rentals Rise But Values Remain on the Ropes
Lease rentals of the McDonnell Douglas MD83 have managed to register an improvement over the last six to nine months as operators have had to confront a lack of availability of more modern aircraft types. Despite still being the most desirable of the MD80 variants, the fortunes of the MD83…

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July 25, 2005
AVN
B737-700 Values & Lease Rentals At Their Peak
The strong demand for narrowbodies - and the Boeing [BA] B737-700 in particular - has boosted the values and lease rentals of this aircraft, possibly to their peak. Even though the market still focuses on the successful B737-800, the -700 has quietly established a solid market base, albeit partly at…

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July 11, 2005
AVN
Chapter 2 Values Approaching Scrap Levels
While the values of newer aircraft types continue to strengthen, the values of Chapter 2 aircraft have failed to register any improvement. There is now a discernible shortage of quality equipment, but the market continues to turn away from older examples despite their low capital cost. The lack of newer…

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May 30, 2005
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First Generation Stage 3 Models Benefit from Rising Rentals
The continued improvement in new 100-150 seat rentals, coupled with the absence of availability, has stimulated lease rates for first generation Stage 3 narrowbodies. There has been a steady rise in rentals of quality B737-300 and B737-400s over the last 12 months. Compared to lows of around $100,000 in late…

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July 12, 2004
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Chapter 2 Values Continue March to Junkyard
Despite the improvement in general market conditions, there appears to be no chance of any respite for the values of Stage 2 equipment. The unsuitability of most Stage 3 aircraft for asset-based financing has been apparent for a number of years, despite continued widespread operation. There are still a large…

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July 12, 2004
AVN
DC9 Values Lose Asset Value Relevance
Values of DC9s have fallen to well below $1 million, including those with hushkits, making parting out one of the principal options for the aircraft. The stretched version of the DC9-10 was initially designated the -20, although this was soon changed to the -30. The stretch was facilitated by the…

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June 28, 2004
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