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Aircraft Archive: Antanov BAE146QT
Some Freighters Remain in Demand
The market for freighters remains fragile at best though there are some types – notably the narrowbodies – that remain in demand. Momentum is building for the conversion of the B737-800 and with lessors having a large number of older examples at low capital cost this means of onward disposal…

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October 31, 2016
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Widebody Rentals Show Further Deterioration
The lack of demand for international airfreight has much to do with the weaker Chinese market as well as the competition from surface transport. There are however, still some areas that managing to exhibit growth. The narrowbody freighters are enjoying demand as a result of changing shopping habits and a…

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May 16, 2016
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Freighter Values Show No Improvement
Although the narrowbody sector continues to show promise, the dismal economic news from China weighs heavily on the widebody sector such that production of the B747-8F is reduced again. Values of both narrow and widebody freighters are failing to experience any improvement. The load factors being achieved are lower than…

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March 21, 2016
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Airfreight Fails to Advance As Do Rentals
The fragility of the airfreight market continues to be major concern with load factors in November 2015 being even lower than October. The still weak load factors – which have an impact on the ability to charge more for freight – is partially the result of adding more capacity to…

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February 8, 2016
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Freighter Values Still Face Uncertainty
The demand for the larger freighters, particularly those no longer in production, remains sporadic. The values of such aircraft are therefore inevitably weak with further declines to be expected. Chinese industrial growth remains in single digits with little improvement expected in the near term and Japan has slipped back into…

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November 30, 2015
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Freighter Values Stable Despite China Problems
With China industrial output continuing to waiver there is inevitably likely to be some impact on airfreight but other sources of demand in other regions are keeping demand static. IATA reports that airfreight is climbing though only slowly. Load factors for May 2015 were lower than in May 2014 with…

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August 10, 2015
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Lease Rentals of Modern Examples Stop Falling
Though still sporadic the airfreight market is generally improving with some B747-400Fs being brought back into service and this is allowing lease rentals to register a measure of stability. Though there continues to be a debate over just how much traffic bellyhold capacity is taking away from dedicated freighters the…

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July 13, 2015
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Airfreight Traffic Increases But Surface Dominates
There have been some encouraging news for the airfreight industry as traffic shows improvements. The problems in the U.S. and the demand for high value electronic products continues to allow airfreight traffic to increase but the container ship continues to offer rates that cannot be ignored. The removal of B747-400…

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June 1, 2015
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