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Aircraft Archive: B747-8F
Freighter Values Fail to Edge Higher
The demand for airfreight remains in the doldrums with IATA data for 2011 indicating a slight fall while capacity continued to increase. The freight load factor remained significantly below 50 percent indicating that demand has some way to go in order to improve the yields of operators. The economy in…

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February 13, 2012
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Freighter Lease Rates Continue to Stutter
The market for freighters continues to be volatile with some operators acquiring additional capacity while others are suspending operations. The suspension of services by Jade Cargo in December underlines the negatives facing the air cargo industry. Jade Cargo is co-owned by Air China and Lufthansa both of which have their…

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January 16, 2012
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Values of B777Fs Remain Stable
While the airfreight sector begins to appreciate that the weakness of the global economy will continue to place pressure on yields as traffic stagnates, the sustained appetite for the B777F is notable as is the ability of values to resist the downward pressure that is affecting so many other freighter…

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October 24, 2011
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B747-400 Values Continue to Fall
Preference for Alternatives Will Prevent Any Recovery in Values The values and lease rentals of the B747-400 have experienced a notable fall in recent months as the market continues to face adverse pressure and operators seek more modern equipment. The values of the B747-400 have experienced a variety of fortunes…

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October 10, 2011
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B747-8F Values Under Scrutiny Due to Fuel Efficiency Issue
Values of the B747-8F are under scrutiny again as the cause of the hiatus over the delivery of the first B747-8F is clarified. Cargolux refused the delivery of the first B747-8F freighter reportedly due to a shortfall in the fuel efficiency of the GE GEnx-2B engine by a not inconsiderable…

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October 10, 2011
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Certification of B747-8F Fails to Inspire Values
The long awaited certification of the B747-8F by the FAA and EASA has at last taken place but values continue to be fortunate to exceed $185 million. The delay to the B747-8F, coming after the debacle of the B787, represented a major embarrassment for Boeing. The aircraft has been delayed…

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August 29, 2011
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Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing
Values of Some Aircraft Stage Modest Recovery Values of some aircraft are continuing to experience falls as operators still seek to cope with variable traffic, reduced yields and high fuel prices. While there are some positive signs with respect to the world economy the events in Japan and the problems…

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July 4, 2011
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Freighter Values Show Some Improvement
The world economy may still be fragile but the airfreight market continues to exhibit growth. The consequences of the events in Japan are continuing to be experienced in terms of the transportation of high value components for the electronic and automotive sectors. In March 2011, freight demand increased by just…

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May 23, 2011
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