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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A310-300
New Engine Values Represent Greater Stability
Engines continue to represent a stable investment though some engine types are suffering from an excess of supply. Engine values have managed to remain relatively stable during the recession though some of the older types have exhibited significant falls. The engines powering the B737 Classic and MD80s – the CFM56-3…

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June 7, 2010
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Asking Prices Reflect Optimism
The asking prices for aircraft continues to err on the side of optimism but as with any seller, there is always the opportunity to negotiate down but never up. A 1986 ex-Austrian Airlines A310-300, with a MTOW of 153 tonnes, is on the market priced at $12.8 million. This compares…

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May 24, 2010
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Power by the Hour Arrangements Dominate
With the leasing of the older widebodies becoming much difficult, lessors are increasingly having to turn to power by the hour arrangements. Power by the hour arrangements was coined by Rolls-Royce more than 20 years ago to reflect performance based contracts for engines. The number of hours flown by the…

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March 15, 2010
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Older Widebodies Make Good Restaurants
The Museum Effect has taken hold of older widebody values such that donation has become a more tax efficient means of disposal as well as offering the potential for a plaque to be installed for the giver, reflecting an enduring contribution to aviation. With so few in service, even parting…

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February 15, 2010
AVN
Annus Horribilis for Values
Values & Lease Rentals Experienced Significant Declines in 2009 The values of all aircraft have experienced a substantive fall during the course of 2009 and there continues to be an expectation that 2010 will see further declines as the aviation market struggles to emerge from recession. Values of all aircraft…

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December 7, 2009
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Rates Reach Trough
With lease rentals having already fallen so far, there is little opportunity to fall further. The older widebodies may be among the least desirable of types but lessors cannot keep on lowering rentals to stimulate demand. Instead, sometimes there has to be acknowledgement that aircraft have to be simply parked.…

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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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Rates for Older Widebodies Continue to Fall
The move by airlines to dispose of older widebodies continues as greater use of newer and more efficient equipment is sought. The international sector is continuing to experience the severe difficulties in view of the loss of high yielding business traffic. There has been a clear need to both downsize…

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August 17, 2009
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