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Aircraft Archive: Beech BAC1-11-400
Rentals Start To Face Weakness
In the latter part of 2004, lease rentals of narrowbodies no longer in production reached their peak. Since the end of 2004, the high price of fuel has played a significant role in forcing operators to consider more modern and efficient alternatives. The sustained high price of fuel has meant…

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June 13, 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
AVN
WestJet Retirement Highlights Value Weakness
Following the sale of 20 B767-200ADVs by Ryanair [RYAAY], WestJet [WJA.TO] has announced it will be replacing 15 similar aircraft with Boeing [BA] B737NGs ahead of schedule. The high price of fuel and an increasing maintenance burden are taking their toll on Stage 2 equipment, no matter their age. With…

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February 21, 2005
AVN
Rentals Improve Sporadically
The high price of fuel, the improvement in market conditions and increased airline profitability, and new aircraft discounting are all reducing the emphasis on lease rentals of some older aircraft, although interest rates may be pulling in the opposite direction. Lease rentals on Stage 2 aircraft and some first generation…

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January 10, 2005
AVN
Even Scrap Values Provide Little Solace
The sale of 20 B737-200ADVs, a number of spare engines and associated spares by Ryanair [RYAAY] for $10 million highlights the continued deterioration in Chapter 2 values. The line between airworthiness and the scrap yard is increasingly fine. For the B737-200ADV, in particular, the aircraft is subject to a number…

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October 18, 2004
AVN
Rentals Close to Cyclic Peak
After a period of 12 to 18 months, the recovery of rentals of "aircraft no longer in production" appear to be nearing their cyclic peak. Notwithstanding a further hike in interest rates, which would provide for a further stimulus in rentals, rentals levels have already experienced a 20 to 30…

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September 20, 2004
AVN
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
Rentals Face Fresh Challenges
Despite rentals of some narrowbodies exhibiting a recovery over the last year, there is still the prospect of further weakness should US Airways [UAIR] or Delta Air Lines [DAL] falter. The rentals of older widebodies have improved over the last year. The B737-300 experienced a decline in rates to less…

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June 14, 2004
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