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Values of Larger Widebodies Stabilize As Traffic Surges
Capacity Failing to Match Demand The values of the very large widebodies have suffered a catastrophic fall over the course of the last four years but there now seems to be an opportunity for those values to experience a measure of stability, at least for a short period. The values…

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December 5, 2022
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What Value a “New” A330-300P2F?
The appetite for freighter conversions shows no sign of abating and four “new” A330-300s are now scheduled to be converted for which values need to be calculated. Converting a passenger aircraft into a freighter usually involves selecting an older example. The older aircraft will have a lesser value thereby making…

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December 5, 2022
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Traffic Recovery Continues, Consolidating Value Gains
Values are dependent on the strength of traffic and the recovery of the market continues even though overall passenger numbers remain significantly below 2019 levels. Traffic figures published by IATA as of September 2022 show that in terms of revenue passenger kilometers (RPK’s) the total was still only 74 percent…

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December 5, 2022
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B737-800 Values Experience Modest Volatility Over 25 Years
The B737-800 has now been in service for nearly twenty-five years with the first unit being delivered to Hapag-Lloyd Flug in April 1998 during which time it has endured three major Black Swan events, the last affecting the type the most. The B737-800 initially played second fiddle to the B737-700…

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December 5, 2022
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A South Sea Bubble in the Making?
The values of freighters remain strong as is evidenced by the dash for conversions but there remains a concern that this may be a South Sea Bubble in the making with demand failing to match capacity. The origins of the South Sea Bubble, the South Sea Company having been founded…

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December 5, 2022
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Lower Storage Allows Modest Lease Rental Rise
The regional jets are continuing to see higher than desirable levels of storage but this is easing as more aircraft are placed back into service allowing lessors an opportunity to improve leasing terms. The limited number of orders being placed for new regional jets is a benefit for the lessors…

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December 5, 2022
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B747-400 Values At Rock Bottom
Even with the shortage of widebody capacity there is no upside for values of the quad B747-400, a type that now seems to belong tp a previous era rather than being the Queen of the Skies. Even before the effects of the Covid Event, operators had become increasingly conscious of…

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December 5, 2022
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Aircraft Asset Assessment - The B747-400
Market Presence. The -400 has now all but been consigned to history – and movies. The type has even less relevance in an era of high fuel prices. The lessors essentially bypassed the type because of the limited opportunity for remarketing. The lease rentals are perhaps whatever a prospective lessee…

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December 5, 2022
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