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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A340-500
Widebody Rentals Remain Low
The low interest rates are inevitably having an effect on lease rentals when compared with previous levels but the market for used widebodies is perhaps not as strong as for narrowbodies and this is making it necessary for rentals to be realistic. The larger widebodies can be placed – notwithstanding…

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August 5, 2019
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Values of Early A330-300 Experience Significant Fall
The A330-300 has experience a variety of fortunes and while more recently there has been some stability this is at very low levels. The value of a new A330-300 in the late 1990s approximated $100 million and only marginally increased to a maximum of $109 million for a brief time.…

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August 5, 2019
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A321XLR Launch Edges Nearer Serving to Place Pressure on Potential B797
The launch of the A321XLR is expected later this year, a decision that will have repercussions for the B797 and potentially the A321LR. The launch of the A321XLR would see the range of the aircraft increase by more than 500 nautical miles – possibly 700 - compared to the A321LR…

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June 10, 2019
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Widebody Rentals Fail to Advance
The market for used widebodies remains reasonable but the rentals are failing to improve despite traffic growth. The manufacturers are more able to match production with demand and are delivering new aircraft in reasonable quantities even if Airbus rates are low. In the first three months of 2019 Airbus delivered…

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May 13, 2019
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Upgrading Older VVIPs Difficult to Finance
The market for airliners in VVIP configuration continues to remain limited which is good for sellers. During the whole of 2018 Airbus delivered a single A320ACJ while Boeing delivered two BBJs, two BBJ MAX8s and two B777-300ERs (VVIP). The Boeing deliveries reflected the sustained demand for a limited number of…

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May 13, 2019
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Residual Values of A380 Compromised by Premature End
Mid Term Program Cancellation Represents Less Than Desirable Outcome The cancellation of any program which sees a premature ending of production with the delivery total falling well short can have a profound effect on values and the A380 is unlikely to be any exception. Any reduction in current and future…

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March 4, 2019
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Change in Aircraft Ratings Highlights Move to Newer Equipment
The latest ratings assigned to aircraft have been released by AVAC (www.aircraftvalues.net) and generally reflect the declining appeal of some types in the medium term. Aircraft Ratings for aircraft were created by AVAC some 15 years ago becoming the standard and subsequently adopted by the appraisal, investment and regulatory community…

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November 12, 2018
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A350-900ULR Values Will Not Suffer Same Fate as A340-500
The re-launch of the direct Singapore-Newark route by Singapore Airlines using the new A350-900ULR variant will fortunately not likely see the same fate for residual values of the A340-500 or even B777-200LR. Singapore-Newark route, a distance of nearly 8,235 nautical miles, takes some 19 hours but was last flown by…

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October 29, 2018
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