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Weak Demand Forces Lessors Into Power by Hour (PBH) Deals
PBH Arrangements Now More Common The dire market conditions continue to make the market extremely difficult for the lessors seeking to remarket aircraft that have been returned due to corporate collapse, lease expiry, repossession, replaced by newer types. Traditionally, approximately ten percent of a lessors portfolio will need to be…

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November 23, 2020
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Vaccine Offers Prospect of “Bounce” for Values of Newer Aircraft Next Year
The announcement that the approval of vaccines may be forthcoming in the next few weeks with the potential for a global vaccination program to be initiated in the spring of next year offers the promise of much improved demand for newer aircraft types as operators scramble to restore schedules to…

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November 23, 2020
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Rex Airlines Reportedly Pays “$43,600” Per Month for Older B737-800
The report that Rex Airlines, seeking to takeover some of the routes left vacant by Virgin Australia, is paying some $43,600 a month initially should come as no surprise in view of the age of the aircraft and the lack of interest in capacity. “The Australian” newspaper reportedly indicated that…

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November 23, 2020
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Freighter Values Start to Take Note of Potential New Models
The market for new production freighters is at a crossroads given the decision by Boeing to cease production of both the B777F and B747-8F. The airfreight market has enjoyed considerable success due to the reduction in passenger flights but may be relatively short lived as international passenger flights are restored…

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November 23, 2020
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Newer Narrowbody Rentals Improve Slightly
The lease rentals of newer narrowbodies have improved slightly as aircraft are returned to service but lessors are finding that some existing lessees are needing assistance in terms of deferrals and rent reductions. In the immediate aftermath of the depths of the Covid Event in April, some lessees sought to…

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November 23, 2020
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B777F Values Experience Modest Improvement
The sustained grounding of many international passenger flights continues to focus demand on dedicated freighters although “preighters” are still in widespread use. The number of flights performed with a B747 freighter in March was 34% higher than in February, as the freight carried on this type increased by 48%. The…

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November 23, 2020
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Recovery in Commercial Flights Stalls Constraining Value Improvement
Even as announcements regarding a vaccine provide a means of ending the crisis, the aviation market continues to show only a modest improvement thus preventing values and lease rentals from showing any meaningful recovery. On the 16th November 2020, there were 59,675 commercial flights, including freighters and preighters. This compared…

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November 23, 2020
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