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Aircraft Values in Economic Downturns
Any forecasting needs to draw upon past events. The industry has been through some seven major M events over the course of the last 50 years. The invasion of Kuwait in 1990 led to a significant decline in the global economy while the events of 2001 had a direct effect…

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March 30, 2020
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Maintenance Reserves for New Aircraft May Need to Be Higher
The introduction of new aircraft types means that only with in-service experience can the maintenance reserves to be applied be realistic. Maintenance reserves charged by lessors on both narrowbody and widebody aircraft need to be adequately reflect the real cost of such major maintenance and with newer aircraft, maintenance costs…

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October 14, 2019
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B777-300 Continues to be Difficult to Place
The B777-300 has always failed to inspire being one of Boeing’s “B” variants and it can be expected that any demand will be limited to existing operators seeking to supplement existing fleets at a lesser cost of used -300ERs which are now on the market. The market for the B777-300…

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October 14, 2019
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Values of the -400F Stable
Until the last few months the increase in airfreight traffic has served to allow values of the -400F to remain stable and even improve slightly. The B747 was always designed with the intention of being converted as Boeing believed that supersonic transports would become the norm. The original B747F started…

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January 21, 2019
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Growth in Freighter Fleet Fails to Bolster Values Of Older Types
Values of Older Aircraft Dependent on Conversion Were it not for the large number of freighter conversions of the B747-200 in the 1980s and 1990s, the A300s in the 1990s, the B747-400s and B757s in the 2000s and the B737-400s in the 2010s, values of the passenger aircraft no longer…

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November 26, 2018
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Maintenance Reserves Need to Account for Realistic D Check Costs
Maintenance reserves charged by lessors on both narrowbody and widebody aircraft need to be adequately reflect the real cost of such major maintenance. While the cost of performing the major airframe maintenance on aircraft pales against the costs associated with overhauling the engines and replacing their LLPs, the cost of…

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October 29, 2018
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A320neo Family Values – Time for Engine Differentiation?
Will Restarting of A320 Production With PW1100G Ensure Parity With LEAP? April saw the restarting of A320neos powered by the troubled PW1100G engine but the question remains as to whether values of the specific airframe-engine combination should be discounted compared to the LEAP powered examples. For years, not months, the…

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July 9, 2018
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B747-400 Lease Rentals Continue to Fall As Operators Divest
The lease rentals of the B747-400 are a shadow of their former levels which is no surprise in view of the divesting from long term operators and the lack of attraction among second and third tier operators. Introduced in 1989, the oldest passenger B747-400 is now nearly 30 years of…

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November 13, 2017
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