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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-200
Values of the -400F Stable
Until the last few months the increase in airfreight traffic has served to allow values of the -400F to remain stable and even improve slightly. The B747 was always designed with the intention of being converted as Boeing believed that supersonic transports would become the norm. The original B747F started…

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January 21, 2019
AVN
Growth in Freighter Fleet Fails to Bolster Values Of Older Types
Values of Older Aircraft Dependent on Conversion Were it not for the large number of freighter conversions of the B747-200 in the 1980s and 1990s, the A300s in the 1990s, the B747-400s and B757s in the 2000s and the B737-400s in the 2010s, values of the passenger aircraft no longer…

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November 26, 2018
AVN
Maintenance Reserves Need to Account for Realistic D Check Costs
Maintenance reserves charged by lessors on both narrowbody and widebody aircraft need to be adequately reflect the real cost of such major maintenance. While the cost of performing the major airframe maintenance on aircraft pales against the costs associated with overhauling the engines and replacing their LLPs, the cost of…

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October 29, 2018
AVN
A320neo Family Values – Time for Engine Differentiation?
Will Restarting of A320 Production With PW1100G Ensure Parity With LEAP? April saw the restarting of A320neos powered by the troubled PW1100G engine but the question remains as to whether values of the specific airframe-engine combination should be discounted compared to the LEAP powered examples. For years, not months, the…

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July 9, 2018
AVN
B747-400 Lease Rentals Continue to Fall As Operators Divest
The lease rentals of the B747-400 are a shadow of their former levels which is no surprise in view of the divesting from long term operators and the lack of attraction among second and third tier operators. Introduced in 1989, the oldest passenger B747-400 is now nearly 30 years of…

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November 13, 2017
AVN
B747-400F Values Beginning to Stabilize
The market for airfreight has improved during the course of this year and there is some evidence that because demand has outstripped supply yields have improved and that this be requiring more parked aircraft to be returned to service. The B747-400F received its first order in 1989 and the service…

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September 18, 2017
AVN
Capacity of B777-300 Fails to Halt Fall in Values
The -300 has considerable capacity but lacks the range of the -300ER and as such values are continuing to fall. The operator base has always been limited with only 60 ever having been built. A -300 has recently been lost as a result of a crash at Dubai and a…

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October 31, 2016
AVN
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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