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Freighter Lease Rentals Stabilize
The airfreight market is at last showing signs of improvement as a result of wider economic activity. IATA reports that airfreight traffic rose by more than six percent in November 2013 compared to the November 2012. Compared to October 2013, the November traffic increased by nearly three percent. The year…

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January 27, 2014
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Freighter Lease Rentals Fail To Advance
The parting out of a B747-400BCF only six years after being converted is a sad indictment of the state of the airfreight market. Serial number 27070 was built in 1994 and operated by Singapore Airlines until being acquired by Cathay Pacific in 2007 and converted to a freighter. The aircraft…

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October 21, 2013
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Lease Rentals Fail to Move
There are only minor indications that the airfreight market is showing signs of improvement with Silk Way Airlines of Azerbaijan ordering two B747-8Fs. The world economy continues to improve slightly though again the Eurozone crisis faces new pressures which are curtailing demand for imported goods. This absence of consistent growth…

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July 29, 2013
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B787 Values Remain Under Scrutiny Despite Return to Service
  The return to service of the B787 marks a momentous day for Boeing and the events of the last few months should eventually fade allowing current and residual values to live up to the initial promise of the aircraft – unless the type continue to attract abnormal media attention…

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May 6, 2013
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Lease Rentals Fail to Inspire
The airfreight market remains in the doldrums though the latest data from IATA shows a slight increase in traffic in recent months. Between October and November 2012, airfreight traffic increased by a reasonable 2.4 percent with domestic traffic rising by 2.9 percent and international by 2.4 percent according to IATA…

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January 28, 2013
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Lease Rentals Continue to Falter
The lease rentals of the freighter fleet continue to experience weakness. With the run up to the peak Christmas period comes the potential for increased demand as consumers shop for electronic goods. Unfortunately overall freight traffic remains weak such that long standing freight operators, Southern Air, has filed for Chapter…

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October 22, 2012
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Sporadic Demand Fails to Boost Rentals
The airfreight market is failing to show consistent demand – expect perhaps when it comes to meeting the insatiable appetite for the iPad – such that surplus capacity is undermining any recovery in lease rentals. The effect of an overall lack of demand is being exacerbated by directional imbalances such…

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July 16, 2012
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Freighter Lease Rates Remain Under Pressure
The market for freighters remains fragile as demand continues to be at sufficiently low levels to force more aircraft to be parked. China Airlines has parked two B747-400Fs in the desert due to the fall in demand. While the results for February appeared to show some improvement in the freight…

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April 23, 2012
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