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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-200
B777-300ER Values Rise While Others Fall
The weakness of the wider market means that the values of the majority passenger aircraft are actually falling but this is not the case for the B777-300ER. Despite the many adverse pressures affecting the market, the -300ER has established itself as the most desirable of widebodies, aided of course by…

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January 16, 2012
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B777-300 Values Continue to Face Problems
The market for the type continues to experience problems even if there is a demand for newer widebodies. The -300 has been under pressure for a number of years, even before the onset of the recession. The limited range of the -300 has been a major problem for the aircraft,…

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June 20, 2011
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Pressure of Value Convergence Mounts for Narrowbodies
Values of Youngest A320/B737NG Converge on Oldest The issue of Value Convergence is likely to affect the current crop of narrowbodies in the coming years as the introduction of the A320neo nears and Boeing makes a decision on the B737NG replacement. Value Convergence is the process that mainly sees the…

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June 6, 2011
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A320 Family Values Start to Take Heed of NEO
The launch of the A320NEO, while much needed by operators searching to contain operating costs, has repercussions and consequences for the current and future values of the A320 Family as well as the B737NG. The A320NEO family – ie the A319, A320 and A321 – will become the airframe/engine combination…

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January 17, 2011
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A380 Weight Upgrade To Represent Premium Compared to Existing Examples
The intended increase in the MTOW of the A380 should represent a premium to existing values rather than becoming the baseline. Airbus intends to increase the MTOW of the A380 from the current 569 tonnes to 573 tonnes. This weight increase will allow the aircraft to fly an additional 100…

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May 24, 2010
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Older Widebodies Make Good Restaurants
The Museum Effect has taken hold of older widebody values such that donation has become a more tax efficient means of disposal as well as offering the potential for a plaque to be installed for the giver, reflecting an enduring contribution to aviation. With so few in service, even parting…

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February 15, 2010
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The B777-300ER
Market Presence. The size of the twin engined -300ER is such that it essentially replaces the B747-200 and indeed offers an alternative to the -400. The twin engine configuration presents the market with previously unimagined power and operating efficiency. The ability to extract ever higher thrust ratings from two engines…

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February 15, 2010
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The End of the Line for the Leviathan
There are now only 36 -300s remaining in service and it is little wonder that values are at rock bottom levels. The problems experienced by many international carriers since the late 1990s has left the -300 isolated and vulnerable. In the late 1980s the prospects for all widebodies were seen…

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November 23, 2009
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