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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A340-500
A340-500 Values Tested With Marketing of Four More Units
Values have Fallen by 90+ Percent in Just Over Ten Years The fall in the value of used widebodies continues to be a concern although the decline in the values of the A340-500 represents the extreme. While the values of used mainstream narrowbodies continue to enjoy a measure of success…

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April 2, 2018
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Aircraft Asset Assessment- A340-300
Market Presence. The A340-300 has previously provided operators with considerable operating flexibility but no longer. The four-engine configuration, combined with long haul capability, opened up a number of routes unable to support either the larger B777-300ER or the ETOPs constrained twin engined B777-200ER. The –300 has CFM56-5 engines while the…

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April 2, 2018
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A340-300 Values at Scrap Levels
The values of the A340-300 have continued to fall such they are now at virtually scrap levels. At least 40 have been scrapped and a similar number are lying idle in storage with little likelihood of being returned to service. The aircraft has increasingly been replaced by newer twins and…

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April 2, 2018
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Effect of Possible A380 Production Cessation Started to be Assessed
Pressure Mounts For New Order Announcements There has a clear expectation, partly based on emanations from Airbus itself, that there would be further A380 order announcements during the course of 2017 and, even though there still exists such a possibility rather than a probability, such absence is increasingly making it…

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December 11, 2017
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
Market Presence. The A340-500 offered much when proposed but the mistake lay in maintaining a flawed philosophy. The four engines seemingly provided reliability and safety but it was already evident that two engines would also provide efficiency and safety. The A340-500 may have been the cheaper option to develop but…

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December 11, 2017
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A340-500 Values Still Falling
The values of the A340-500 have continued to fall even as the price of fuel remains manageable. The attempts to boost values and lease rentals of the A340-500 and -600 have not been successful although the rate of decline is less notable recently than in previous year. While there was…

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December 11, 2017
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Widebody Lease Rentals Weaker Than Expected
With traffic still being above the long term trend and a strong backlog for most widebodies, lease rentals would also be expected to be high but such is the availability from lessors and retention of older widebodies due to lower fuel prices, that rentals are relatively low. Secondary leasing of…

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December 11, 2017
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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
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