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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A321
Widebody Rentals Vulnerable But Steady
The airfreight market continues to experience low load factors and fragile yields but traffic for September showed some promise. While the airfreight market continues to remain fragile, there are at least indications of a modest improvement in recent months which has gone some way to alleviating the downward pressure on…

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November 14, 2016
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B737-400SF Values Buck Downward Trend
Market for Freighter Remains Strong Despite -800F Momentum While demand for widebody airfreight capacity is only just stepping back from the abyss, the increase appetite for regional and localized airfreight operations has seen sufficiently consistent demand for the -400SF as to allow values to rise over the course of the…

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October 31, 2016
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Market for Narrowbodies Remains Strong
The market for newer narrowbodies remains strong with any decline being more age related than due to the transition to new types. The mainstream A320s and B737-800s continue to be in demand though some operators are struggling to cope with lower yields resulting from increased competition and fluctuating fuel prices.…

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October 17, 2016
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OEMs Continue to Charge Near List Pricing for Spare Engines
While buying a new aircraft may see more than a 50 percent discount on the airframe and engines compared to the quoted list price the same cannot be said when ordering a new spare engine thereafter. The engine manufacturers usually sell installed engines at a considerable discount, occasionally at below…

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October 17, 2016
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Changing Market Structure Impacting Residual Values
The market structure, as it impacts values, is not a constant but is rather continually changing such that the aircraft held in high regard today will not be so sought after in the future, requiring that residual value projections anticipate such changes rather than extrapolate past trends. To appreciate the…

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October 17, 2016
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Development of B737MAX10 Would Impact Values of Any MAX9s
The discussions over the development of a possible “B737MAX10” continue but such a variant would likely arrive after the introduction of the MAX9, thereby impacting the values of the latter. The latest comment comes from Boeings’ Michael Teal, Vice President and Chief Project Engineer of the B737 MAX program, who…

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October 3, 2016
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Paucity of Orders Not Impacting Rentals
While the manufacturers may be finding it difficult to secure the number of orders seen in recent years, the imnpact of any perceived weakness in terms of demand has not impacted rentals of most narrowbodies still in production. The surge in the leasing of aircraft offering the ability to secure…

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September 19, 2016
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Residuals of A321-200s Continue to Hog Limelight
The imperative for a response from Boeing is becoming ever more pronounced as more orders for the A321are announced and as the potential differential in A321neo and B737MAX9 residuals divergences further. Most lessors have previously avoided the A321 as the leasing opportunities were perceived to be limited to the mainline…

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September 19, 2016
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