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Emirates’ cancellation will not affect global values: IBA

June 13, 2014, Surrey, U.K. - Emirates' cancellation yesterday of a $16 billion order for new A350s will not pass by without some form of negative impact, however aircraft values are influenced more by their overall global appeal and complete order book. That's the word from the International Bureau of Aviation (IBA).


June 13, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

“The significance of Emirates’ order of 70 aircraft, worth around US$16 billion for their fleet is not actually a positive overall factor in the long term residual value business” says Dr Stuart Hatcher, Head of Valuations & Risk at International Bureau of Aviation (IBA).
 
According to IBA’s "JetData" fleet database there are currently 34 A350-800, 539 A350-900 and 169 A350-1000 aircraft on order.  The 2014 IBA values for the A350 family are from US$124 million to $164 million for the -800 to -1000 variants.
 
Dr. Hatcher adds: “The cancellation is no doubt bad PR for Airbus and the concern will be whether it is a simple matter of Emirates reviewing capacity requirements, or if the airline has been less than impressed with the overall performance factors – such as take-off performance at high temperatures, fuel burn, or range issues.  Perhaps we will have a better understanding in the coming months.  With the Farnborough Airshow only five weeks away it is sensible for Airbus to get the bad news out so that they can make up ground with a positive message next month.”