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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-100SF
Lease Rentals Continue to Falter
The lease rentals of the freighter fleet continue to experience weakness. With the run up to the peak Christmas period comes the potential for increased demand as consumers shop for electronic goods. Unfortunately overall freight traffic remains weak such that long standing freight operators, Southern Air, has filed for Chapter…

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October 22, 2012
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Sporadic Demand Fails to Boost Rentals
The airfreight market is failing to show consistent demand – expect perhaps when it comes to meeting the insatiable appetite for the iPad – such that surplus capacity is undermining any recovery in lease rentals. The effect of an overall lack of demand is being exacerbated by directional imbalances such…

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July 16, 2012
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Freighter Lease Rates Remain Under Pressure
The market for freighters remains fragile as demand continues to be at sufficiently low levels to force more aircraft to be parked. China Airlines has parked two B747-400Fs in the desert due to the fall in demand. While the results for February appeared to show some improvement in the freight…

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April 23, 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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Freighter Lease Rates Falter
The lease rentals of freighters continues to remain under pressure as the fate of the world economy hangs in the balance. The month of August saw a considerable drop in traffic although it must be noted that a year previously, airfreight traffic increased by more than twenty percent. For the…

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October 10, 2011
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Capacity Continues to Outstrip Demand
The lease rentals of freighters continue to hold steady rather than increase, as capacity continues to outstrip demand. According to IATA data, the month of May 2011 saw a fall of 4 percent compared to the same month in May 2010. The effects of the Japanese shortfall in industrial capacity…

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July 18, 2011
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Rising Fuel Prices Favors Newer Aircraft
The month of February 2011 saw only a marginal improvement in freight traffic compared to the same month in 2010 although a year ago freight traffic was registering significant improvements. The price of fuel remains a concern for the freight market. Freight forwarders have traditionally been quick to apply fuel…

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April 25, 2011
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Freight Traffic Stutters But Trend Remains Up
The month of November saw a reversal of recent trends and freighter traffic fell compared to the previous month. However, the overall trend is upwards albeit at lower monthly rises due to the improving picture at the end of 2009. The demand for freighters continues to rise which is allowing…

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January 31, 2011
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