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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-200B
Out of Production Widebodies Continue to Suffer
The lease rates of the older widebodies are largely managing to maintain stable even if the number in storage and being parted out remains high. The only way that lease rentals will rise is if the lease term is shorter and if the financial standing of the lessee weakens still…

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October 11, 2010
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Assumptions
This is the second comprehensive current and future lease rate table to be published by Aircraft Value News. The table will be published on an annual basis and complements the quarterly updates to specific aircraft categories. The table encompasses both current and future lease rentals. The methodology involved in calculating…

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August 30, 2010
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Power by the Hour Arrangements Dominate
With the leasing of the older widebodies becoming much difficult, lessors are increasingly having to turn to power by the hour arrangements. Power by the hour arrangements was coined by Rolls-Royce more than 20 years ago to reflect performance based contracts for engines. The number of hours flown by the…

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March 15, 2010
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Assumptions
The listing of current and future values are based on the year of build. The essential assumption is that the aircraft are being sold as a single unit and between a willing seller and willing buyer for cash. The high and low figures for October 31st 2009 current values represent…

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January 4, 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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Rates Reach Trough
With lease rentals having already fallen so far, there is little opportunity to fall further. The older widebodies may be among the least desirable of types but lessors cannot keep on lowering rentals to stimulate demand. Instead, sometimes there has to be acknowledgement that aircraft have to be simply parked.…

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November 23, 2009
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Asking Prices Become More Realistic
Asking prices for used aircraft have at last become much more realistic in response to the continuing deterioration in the market. A 1991 A300-600R is being offered at $11 million fresh a C check. This price is slightly higher than the current market value of around $10 million but any…

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August 17, 2009
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Rates for Older Widebodies Continue to Fall
The move by airlines to dispose of older widebodies continues as greater use of newer and more efficient equipment is sought. The international sector is continuing to experience the severe difficulties in view of the loss of high yielding business traffic. There has been a clear need to both downsize…

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August 17, 2009
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