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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A340-300
Values Falling as A330neo Nears
The first flight of the A330neo has taken place and values of the A330-300 are edging downwards as the transition to the new aircraft takes place even though production of the -300 will likely continue for a number of years, overlapping the A330neo. At one time, the -300 was so…

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October 30, 2017
AVN
Asking Prices Reflect Strength of the Market
The market remains strong – though not strong enough to prevent the demise of Air Berlin and Monarch Airlines – and the asking prices for aircraft continue to reflect that demand even if the final sale price is likely to be much lower. A 1997 A340-300 with 46,000 hours, is…

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October 16, 2017
AVN
Some Widebody Rentals Remain Under Pressure
With still above trend traffic growth even in the international arena there may be an expectation that lease rentals would remain stable but for the larger widebodies in particular, the relative strength of lease rentals is not dependent on traffic growth alone. Major influences impacting widebody lease include the arrival…

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October 2, 2017
AVN
"A380Enhanced” To Aid Retention & May Stimulate New Orders
Values Remain “On Watch” Status As Remarketing Proves Difficult The Paris Air Show at Le Bourget elicited few surprises in terms of orders or developments but the improvements to the A380 will go some way to stabilizing the predicament facing the A380. Overall, the changes could see a cash operating…

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June 26, 2017
AVN
Rentals Ease Lower
While IATA cites extraordinary passenger growth in international traffic during the month of April, there are still indications that some carriers are having difficulty in achieving a profit. The 12.5 percent growth in international traffic for April 2017 compared to April 2016 is significantly above trend as is the first…

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June 26, 2017
AVN
Values of A340s Face Ever Tighter “Value Convergence”
Even with a more reasonable price of fuel there is speculation that values of the youngest A340-600s may be worth less than $25 million despite costing more than $120 million when delivered less than a decade ago. The concept of Value Convergence – coined by The Aircraft Value Analysis Company…

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April 17, 2017
AVN
Rentals Experience Slight Fall
The market for most widebodies continues to remain relatively stable but the lease rentals for some types have fallen over the last quarter. The problems being experienced by THY have seen a number of aircraft entering the market and lease rentals will likely be impacted. The move towards newer aircraft…

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January 23, 2017
AVN
A330-200 Values Fail to Inspire
Used A330-200s continue to be placed but the market is appreciating that the focus is on newer types as well as the larger -300. This focus on the -300 in terms of new orders is perhaps because of the preference of Airbus to sell larger aircraft – the bigger the…

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November 28, 2016
AVN
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