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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B727-100C
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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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Rentals of Freighters Stable
The growth in airfreight continues to have a positive impact on freighter lease rentals. The problem for the airfreight market is that by adding capacity load factors can be reduced making it difficult for operators to increase yields and therefore contemplate additional capacity. The price of fuel is a positive…

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May 5, 2014
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