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B787-8 Values Fail to Recover from Covid
The market for the B787-8 remains muted and there is every expectation that in constrast to other widebodies in production, even values of new exmaples will have difficulty in being restored to pre-Covid levels for a number of years. During the late 1990s, Boeing began considering replacement aircraft programmes as…

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November 22, 2021
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Aircraft Asset Assessment — B787-8
Market Presence. Following issues with the B737MAX, the FAA and Boeing identified issues with the B787 that has seen deliveries being halted during 2021. As of November 2021, deliveries had yet to restart. The FAA has been focused on production quality issues at Boeing over the B787. Boeing may also…

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November 22, 2021
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Aircraft Ratings Show Improvement for In Production Narrowbodies
The Covid Event has inevitably caused the Aircraft Ratings of many aircraft to deteriorate but with the improvement in traffic and increased demand for fuel efficient aircraft, some Ratings have improved thus reducing the interest rate charged for some borrowers. The Aircraft Rating for many aircraft inevitably experienced a discernible…

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November 22, 2021
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Aircraft Disposals Continue to Show Limited Interest in Older Aircraft
The sale of older aircraft remains a viable option but inevitably pricing remains low and an auction may be the only means of achieving an actual sale for cash. Belavia has placed one of its two B737-500s which are in storage for sale via an auction. EW-250PA (msn 26319) is…

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November 8, 2021
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VVIPs Still de rigueur
There is a certain irony that the COP26 Environment meeting being held in Glasgow, Scotland, is seeing so many VVIP aircraft parked at Glasgow Airport. The very myriad of VVIP aircraft being used for the conference points to a sustained need for the type by not only governments but more…

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November 8, 2021
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Aircraft Asset Assessment - A310-300
Market Presence. The A310-300 at least features a two-person cockpit though it lacks the sophistication of the later Airbus product range. The powerplants remained reasonably competitive for a number of years. Operational flexibility of the A310-300 varies considerably depending on the MTOW and whether additional fuel tanks are fitted in…

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November 8, 2021
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A320neo Family Production Rate Hike Risks Undermining Mid Life Values
Lessors of mid-life A320ceos and A321ceos could become increasingly concerned about the values of mid life examples as Airbus announces plans to increase production of the A320neo family to 65 per month by mid 2023. In addition, the production rate of the A220 is set to increase from five to…

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November 8, 2021
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Distressed Value Discounting Eases for Newer Narrowbodies
The supply and demand equation is improving for the newer narrowbodies and this is allowing distressed sale discount levels to be reduced for a number of aircraft. The ever tighter financial requirements means that the sale of aircraft in a short timeframe is even more relevant. The level of discounting…

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November 8, 2021
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