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Values Yet to Follow Rise in Airfreight
According to IATA data airfreight traffic increased by 4.1 percent in the first six months of 2014 representing reasonably strong growth but values have yet to experience a reversal of the downward trend exhibited for so many years. Load factors, which are still below 50 percent, need to advance by…

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August 11, 2014
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New A321 Values/Lease Rentals Continue to Creep Upwards
The values and lease rentals of newly delivered A321-200s continue to edge upwards as the preference for the type continues. In the first six months of 2014 Airbus delivered 67 A321-200s. This compares with 47 during the same period in 2013. While the number of B737-900ER deliveries also increased from…

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August 11, 2014
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: B747-400F
Market Presence. The net effect of changing market structure is to see a large number of B747-400F freighters remaining in storage some of which have already been parked for a long time. Out of a fleet of approximately 230 B747-400F and B747-400 converted freighters, there are around 40 in storage,…

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August 11, 2014
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Boeing List Prices for 2014 Rise by Modest Three Percent
The list prices published by Boeing for 2014 have risen by more than consumer inflation but are in line with the rise in net prices for aircraft delivered this year when compared to similar aircraft delivered last year. The average rise indicated by Boeing amounted to 3.1 percent with the…

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August 11, 2014
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Spare Parts Financing Offers Rewards But At Some Risk
The opportunity to finance spare parts packages is increasing as operators seek to ways of generating additional revenue and because airlines are less able to contemplate holding a large number of spares. As cost reduction becomes more important, and competition from low cost operators increases, many traditional airlines are seeking…

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August 11, 2014
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Boeing Forecast for 37,000 Aircraft Suggests Production Rates Will Increase
The latest Boeing Current Market Outlook, 2014-2034, forecasts that there will be 37,000 aircraft deliveries over the 20 year timeframe of which some 12,500 or 33 percent are already on backlog. With current delivery rates of all manufacturers averaging perhaps 1,500 per annum, the 37,000 forecast deliveries would take 25…

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August 11, 2014
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B747-400F Values Suffer Further Weakness
In the face of still fragile airfreight growth, the values of the B747-400F have continued to decline. The B747-400F received its first order in 1989 and the service entry of the first aircraft was in August 1993 to Cargolux. The last delivery was undertaken in July 2009 to ANA. The…

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August 11, 2014
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Lease Rentals of Newer Examples Ease off Highs
Lease rentals of regional jets continue to generate good returns for lessors but a plateau has perhaps been reached such that only an increase in interest rates can force them higher. The Embraer regional jets are transitioning to re-engined models while the now long standing Bombardier regional jets have undergone…

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August 11, 2014
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Values of Older Turboprops Show Upward Trend
Whereas values of older jets seem destined to continue to drift downwards, the values of many used turboprops are showing at least stability if not improvement. The older turboprops such as the HS748 and F27s are being increasingly retired due to lack of spares and rising maintenance costs. Finding pilots…

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August 11, 2014
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