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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B737-500
New Narrowbodies See Sub 20% Reductions
  The values of nearly all passenger aircraft have been impacted by the Covid event to a greater or lesser extent but the newer narrowbodies such as the A320neo and B737MAX have fallen by the least amount. On a comparative basis – pre Covid March versus Covid April for example…

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July 20, 2020
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Lease Rentals Experience Massive Fall
The lease rentals can be expected to fall even further than values in the short term. The lessors will seek to stave off the clamouring for rent reductions as much as possible but there has to be a measure of realism. Leases could be extended for 3-6 months or rates…

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May 11, 2020
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Regional Jet Values Fall 25-35%
There is an expectation that the current market conditions will favor the regional jets as operators seek to reduce capacity but this is not likely to be the case on a global scale. There are some instances of operators restarting services using existing regional jets. KLM for example is adding…

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May 11, 2020
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Narrowbodies Fare Better than Widebodies
COVID-19 has had a disastrous effect on the values of virtually all aircraft types but some narrowbodies are managing to shrug off the worst of the discounting. In this issue, a ROM (rough order of magnitude) is provided for narrowbodies in terms of the level of discounting to be applied…

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April 14, 2020
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Regional Jet Values Remain Weaker
The transition to new types continues and this is inevitably impacting older models to a greater or lesser extent. There have been a number of notable occasions when older regional jets have been placed onto the market only to find that offer prices have been below market value. Potential buyers,…

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January 20, 2020
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Uncertain Timing of B737MAX Helps Values
The parking of the B737MAX and the absence of hundreds of newly delivered examples is helping to maintain values of some existing aircraft, aircraft that otherwise would be seeing considerable declines. The market for airlines is not positive. While demand is still relatively high and load factors are at near…

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November 11, 2019
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Values of B737-500 At Virtual Scrap Levels
The B737-500 has passed the tipping point when more than fifty percent have been either scrapped or in storage which means that even the engines are not in particular demand. The oldest B737-500 is 29 years of age with a fleet average of around 23 years. Yet of the 389…

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October 28, 2019
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The B737-500 Market Presence. The -500 has a limited market presence though there are over 90 operators of the type with many operating less than five units. With perhaps 200 in storage and scrapped, the market for the type is limited. In contrast to the B737-300 and -400 there is…

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October 28, 2019
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