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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A340-600
No Recovery Yet for Widebody Rentals
The inability of airlines to restore reliable in international routes continues to hamper the recovery of widebody rentals. Thus far the domestic market has enjoyed a measure of recovery but not so international services, particularly long haul. The demand for widebodies remains weak with many still being used as “preighters”.…

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December 7, 2020
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Widebody Rentals Collapse
While the absence of demand for international services essentially makes it impossible to base lease rentals on empirical data points, there can be no disguising just how weak the market is for widebody aircraft with 60 percent of the widebody fleet still inactive as of the first week of September.…

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September 14, 2020
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CFM56 & V2500 Engine Values Suffer Major Decline
The values of engines powering the narrowbody aircraft have experienced a significant fall, at least for the short term as the supply exceeds demand. The value of engines have more than halved in some cases. Older aircraft types are seeing an even greater drop in value as this crisis effectively…

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June 8, 2020
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Lease Rentals of Widebodies Face Uphill Battle
  There can no escaping the magnitude of the decline in widebody rentals nor the difficulty in registering an improvement. The international sector has registered a precipitous fall in demand which is leaving thousands of aircraft idle. Even where services have been restarted, these have been limited in number with…

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May 25, 2020
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Rentals for Outgoing Widebodies Falter
The COVID-19 virus is having a significant effect on demand and it must be expected that long haul traffic utilizing widebody aircraft will be impacted the most. Existing lessees will likely continue to pay lease rentals but there are many operators that have already grounded a significant number of aircraft…

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March 16, 2020
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Rentals for Outgoing Widebodies Weaken
The rentals for the outgoing widebodies are under pressure as operators increasingly switch to more modern aircraft. While the focus of attention may currently be on the grounding of the B737MAX and the cessation of A380 production in the next two years, there are a considerable number of new widebodies…

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November 25, 2019
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A340-600 Value Trend Shows How Quickly Values Can Fall
The values of the A340-600 have not performed well since entering service 17 years ago and indeed may be among the worst performers of any modern aircraft notwithstanding the experience of the Caravelle or VC10. The A340-600 was conceived as a result of expediency and cost rather than a response…

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November 11, 2019
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B777-300 Continues to be Difficult to Place
The B777-300 has always failed to inspire being one of Boeing’s “B” variants and it can be expected that any demand will be limited to existing operators seeking to supplement existing fleets at a lesser cost of used -300ERs which are now on the market. The market for the B777-300…

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October 14, 2019
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