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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-200B
Aircraft Asset Assessment: B747-200B
Market Presence. When comparing the B747-200B and A380, the chasm in terms of technology becomes all too evident. The three person flight deck; clockwork instrumentation; 1950s vintage structure (the B747 fuselage is a derivative of the B707); comparatively basic interior (though carriers Virgin spent millions on presenting the most modern…

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September 25, 2015
AVN
Stagnating New Values Change Residual Dynamics
With the value of new aircraft increasing by only a modest amount over the course of the last 15 years, residual value methodologies have changed to take account of changing market dynamics. During the 1970s and early 1980s, the manufacturers enjoyed the ability to increase prices by the rate of…

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June 16, 2014
AVN
B777-300 Values Fail to Inspire
The limited operator base, a consequence of limited performance due to the arrival of the -300ER, continues to plague values of the type and cause a constant decline. The -300 has been under pressure for a number of years, even before the onset of the recession. The limited range of…

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October 21, 2013
AVN
Values of B747-200B Are No More
Even though the B747-200B seemed to personify international travel for two decades, in reality Boeing produced only 224 -200Bs although 176 -100 and -100Bs were also produced. Today fewer than 10 percent remain in service of which a number are either parked or awaiting an uncertain future. The market for…

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June 17, 2013
AVN
Lease Rates Stable At Best
Just as the fourth quarter of 2007 was considered to be point at which lease rentals started to falter before the Great Recession, the third quarter of 2011 has become the point at which lease rentals started to weaken once more as the aviation industry connected with the still weak…

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February 27, 2012
AVN
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
AVN
Medium Corporate Jet Residuals Could Shift With New Cessna Offerings
With the development of new products in the super light and medium sized business jet sector by Cessna, there exists the possibility that residual values of existing products could be impacted as customers seek to trade-in aircraft. While yet to formally announce the move to introduce new types, in seeking…

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February 14, 2011
AVN
Wave Goodbye to the B747-200B
For the second time in just over two years, the spike in fuel prices has sealed the fate of the B747-200B, a fate that has been evident since 2001. With the rise in the price of fuel and the availability of alternative products, the market for older widebodies has become…

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February 14, 2011
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