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Freighter Values Fail to Advance
With so much capacity in the market exemplified by low load factors and given that there remain a large number of freighters parked, it is little wonder that values are failing to match the modest improvement in airfreight traffic. The fall in the price of fuel will provide the opportunity…

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November 17, 2014
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B747-8F Values Fail to Make Headway
The market for the -8F continues to be fragile with new examples acting to displace existing -400SF/Fs. Boeing launched the B747-8F on November 14, 2005, with firm orders for 18 B747-8 Freighters; 10 from Cargolux of Luxembourg and eight from Nippon Cargo Airlines — NCA — of Japan. Boeing had…

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November 3, 2014
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Lease Rentals Still in Doldrums
There continues to be a lag between the improvement in airfreight traffic and any change in freighter lease rentals. IATA reports that the freight traffic for august 2014 increased by 5.1 percent compared to a year ago. This follows July which saw a 6.1 percent rise. Asian and North American…

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October 20, 2014
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B777F Values Lose Premium
While deliveries of the B777-200F continue to be made, the malaise of the freighter market ensures that values remain realistic. The heritage of the B777-200LRF can be traced back to the mid 1990s when Boeing considered a Combi version of the B777 featuring a main deck cargo door. The principal…

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September 8, 2014
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Values Yet to Follow Rise in Airfreight
According to IATA data airfreight traffic increased by 4.1 percent in the first six months of 2014 representing reasonably strong growth but values have yet to experience a reversal of the downward trend exhibited for so many years. Load factors, which are still below 50 percent, need to advance by…

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August 11, 2014
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B747-400F Values Suffer Further Weakness
In the face of still fragile airfreight growth, the values of the B747-400F have continued to decline. The B747-400F received its first order in 1989 and the service entry of the first aircraft was in August 1993 to Cargolux. The last delivery was undertaken in July 2009 to ANA. The…

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August 11, 2014
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Lease Rentals Fail to Advance
There are some signs that the airfreight market is beginning to improve in terms of traffic but as yet this has not translated into sustained demand for dedicated freighters. The growth of belly hold traffic continues apace with the delivery of so many new examples. Combined with the delivery of…

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July 14, 2014
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Dedicated Large Freighter Values Remain Under Pressure
The demand for airfreight is continuing to show signs of improvement but a myriad of negative factors continues to prevent the re-introduction of many large dedicated freighters thereby forcing down values even further and stimulating opportunistic offer prices. The demand for large freighters is inevitably dependent on global economic growth…

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June 30, 2014
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