Freighter Values Benefit from Stable Traffic

September 17, 2018

While the market for airfreight is lower now that any time since 2016, the upward trend is still sufficient to keep freighter values stable.

The slowdown for July 2018 compared to the previous July was apparent with only 2.1 percent growth being recorded according to IATA. This meant that the 3.8 percent rise in capacity saw a lower load factor. The trade dispute between President Trump and China has the potential to cause problems if it includes the type of products that are carried by air.

The Aircraft Rating reflects the considered suitability for asset based financing over a seven year period. Ratings range from A++ to E—and are provided by The Aircraft Value Analysis Co. Ltd. (AVAC) who were the first to launch ratings for aircraft in Aircraft Value News more than a decade ago. The Aircraft Value Analysis Co. Ltd. (AVAC)s Aircraft Ratings have since become the benchmark for the industry, investors and the appraisal community. Those aircraft scoring an A or B rating indicate suitability for asset based financing over the next seven years. A rating of C or D indicates that the owner needs to be aware that the risks are much greater even if the rewards can also be higher. A rating of E indicates little suitability for asset based financing and that attraction lies with the existing operator.


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