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Aircraft Archive: B747-8F
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
AVN
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
AVN
Paris Air Show Keeps Pressure on Backlog
While the absolute number of orders at the 2015 Paris Salon was not as great as previous years, with nearly a 1,000 commitments this still represents more than six months production at current rates and combined with orders placed this year to date, serves to extend the backlog still further…

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June 29, 2015
AVN
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
AVN
Lease Rentals Stable
The airfreight market continues to show improvement and this has allowed lease rentals to remain relatively stable. A recent increase is due to the shipment of parts by the Japanese car manufacturers as a result of a recall in the US of millions of cars. The congestion at some seaports…

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May 4, 2015
AVN
Parked Fleet Overshadows Demand
The demand for airfreight capacity is improving slowly but this still has not translated into demand for additional capacity and more specifically the removal of aircraft from storage. If anything the demand remains wedded to new aircraft types such that a few new dedicated freighters have been ordered while used…

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March 9, 2015
AVN
B747-8F Values Continue to Decline As Fuel Prices Tumble
Even the potential order for three more B747-8Fs from Silk Way Airlines cannot disguise the difficulties facing the B747-8. Production rates of the B747-8 have fallen to virtually uneconomic levels. In 2014 only 19 were delivered, representing less than two per month. Suppliers of components for the B747-8 cannot be…

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January 26, 2015
AVN
Lease Rentals Start to Strengthen
The airfreight market has shown some consistent improvement over the course of the last few months and this, combined with lower fuel prices, is allowing some measure of stability for lease rentals. IATA reports that the freight traffic for November 2014 increased by 4.2 percent compared to a year ago.…

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January 26, 2015
AVN
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