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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-200
Increase Still Evident in Rentals
The peak in newer widebody lease rentals has yet to appear as this year has seen further rises. The demand for widebody capacity continues to grow. AirAsia has ordered 10 A330-300s and looks likely to convert a further five options for the type as it seeks to enter the international…

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May 28, 2007
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Ripple Effect Fails To Prevent Fall In Values
While the impact of a lack of supply of newer models may have resulted in a rise in lease rentals, values of older widebodies continue to remain on the ropes. The values of a number of older widebodies are below $5 million. The increase in lease rentals may have caused…

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May 14, 2007
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Bargain Basement Price for Late Build B747-300s?
The acquisition of four B747-300s by Russian carrier, Transaero, previously operated by JAL are likely to have been acquired for a knock-down price. The lack of affordable widebody capacity is prompting operators to seek alternative equipment. The Ripple Effect, whereby less desirable types are acquired for short- to medium-term use…

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March 5, 2007
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Values Of Ageing Widebodies At Scrap Levels
Older widebodies remain out of the favor despite the strength of the market and the continued absence of capacity in key market segments. The market conditions of today - "the noughties" - differ markedly from those of a decade and 20 years ago. In the late 1980s, the collapse of…

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February 19, 2007
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Older Widebodies Face Continued Indignity
The market for widebodies is strong and there exists a shortage of capacity but for the older examples, demand is little different from that of five years ago. The parking lots are full of ageing widebodies swelling and distorting the storage figures but never destined to return to service or…

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November 13, 2006
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"Offer Pricing" Offers Insight Into Trading Activity
Although the aviation market is far from transparent in terms of pricing, there are a number of sources which offer a means of gauging whether values bear any resemblance to actual trading activity. There currently exists no single source for reliable transaction data. Although ISTAT is seeking to establish such…

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October 2, 2006
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B777-300ER Becomes the Star Widebody
The -300ER has been in service for only two years but has established itself as the most desirable of widebodies, aided of course by the high price of fuel. The twin-engine design coincided with the development of much more reliable engine technology. Without reliable engines, a long-range twin engined was…

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July 24, 2006
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Polar Air Freezes Out Older B747 Freighters
The parking of five B747 freighters at a time when the cargo market is clamoring for additional capacity provides an illustration of how inefficient the early B747 freighters have become, suggesting that values should continue to experience a decline. Polar Air, part of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWH), is scheduled…

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May 1, 2006
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