Market Presence. The age and heritage of the A300-600R are clearly evident when compared to newer types. Even the EFIS cockpit, a trademark of Airbus, fails to impress. However, except for newer examples of the same type or the similarly ageing specification of the B767-300, no replacement existed until the arrival of the B787. This suggests that where the type has proven itself capable of meeting the specific needs of a few carriers, then the aircraft could be retained for longer than might be expected. The operator base of the A300-600R is contracting with a large number in storage. The more important consideration is whether the type can be remarketed with relative ease. It cannot.
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