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Values Remain Stable After Collapse, Set for Modest Rise
Flight Numbers Increase But Thousands of Aircraft Remain in Storage With the lowest point of the current crisis having perhaps occurred in April, the restoration of some flights and a very modest increase in passenger numbers points to an improving picture but this has merely prevented values from falling any…

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June 22, 2020
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ICAO Recommendations Could Dissuade Travel
While there are a large number of potential travelers intent on undertaking a holiday whatever the practicalities, airlines and tour operators will have difficulty in persuading those that already see air travel as an inconvenience to travel again in the near term. ICAO has issued guidelines for travelling. These appreciate…

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June 22, 2020
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Long Term Residual Values Influenced by Government Bailouts
While there is naturally considerable focus on current market values and how they might improve in the short term, there is also a clear need to consider the effect of the Covid event on long term values and in this regard the French bailout of the aerospace sector. A number…

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June 22, 2020
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Turboprop Rentals Downward Pressure
  The market for turboprops is experiencing slightly different dynamics than the commercial jet market. Many turboprop flights are necessary due to the absence of surface transportation and the need to maintain links with remoter parts. However, turboprops have been heavily impacted by the drop in leisure routes around the…

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June 22, 2020
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Demand for Airliner Business Aircraft Could Rise
The use of the airliner type of aircraft could rise in the near term as VVIPs seek to avoid the restrictions imposed on normal flights and because of the availability of more modern aircraft. The demand for airliner jets is expected to increase as the very wealthy seek to ensure…

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June 22, 2020
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MD90 Values Collapse
The values of the MD90 are no more. With Delta accelerating the retirement of its fleet there is little likelihood of widespread use by other operators. Prior to the Covid event, Delta operated 29 of the type but this month sees the withdrawal of all MD90s and MD88s. Thus, unless…

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June 22, 2020
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The MD90 Market Presence. The reasonable operating economics, low noise footprint and restriction emissions still failed to generate interest in the type from all but a single operator in the last decade even when alternatives were in short supply. The number of pilots certificated on the aircraft was limited making…

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June 22, 2020
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Baseline Lease Rental Terms Undergo Fundamental Change
The LRM (Lease Rental Matrix), which determines the average lease length and the adjustment to quoted lease rentals to reflect longer or shorter terms, has seen stability terms as demand eases back in terms of passenger growth. Lease terms can vary considerably and are to a large extent dependent on…

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June 22, 2020
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