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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-200B
Rates Continue to Face Tough Market
The older and less efficient widebodies continue to face difficult market conditions. Even though the price of fuel may have fallen from earlier highs and a shortage of new widebodies exists, the combination of lesser efficiency, rising maintenance costs, unreliability and increasing delivery rates are serving to displace older aircraft.…

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September 15, 2008
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Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing
Only Values of a Few Widebodies Avoid Decline Over just six months values have again felt the chill wind of a downturn as fuel prices soar to record levels. The aircraft most vulnerable to a fall are essentially those no longer in production. Operators are having to reduce services to…

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July 7, 2008
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Rates Fall Away As Operators Shun Older Types
After registering a slight improvement in the middle of 2007, lease rentals of most widebodies have fallen back again as a result of higher fuel pricing. The market for older widebodies is experiencing contraction as a result of the sustained move towards newer equipment. Some operators have been forced to…

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May 26, 2008
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Annual Jet Aircraft Lease Rate Listing
Lease Rentals Remain Steady Despite Pressures Despite the growing uncertainties over the state of the U.S. economy and financial vulnerability, lease rates for most aircraft remains steady. Even with the fall in interest rates the appetite for aircraft is such that lease rentals remain steady, particularly for the more popular…

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March 17, 2008
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B747-300 At Scrap Levels
The capacity of the B747-300 would seem to offer a means of escape for those failing to secure short-term capacity, yet the inefficiency of the type means that there is little interest. The problems experienced by many international carriers since the late 1990s has left the -300 isolated and vulnerable.…

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February 4, 2008
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Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing
Strong Demand Obscures Note of Caution The year 2007 seems set to be another record year for the manufacturers but the high price of fuel, combined with weakness in the financial markets, is taking its toll on values, if not lease rentals. Delivery slots for most aircraft in production, apart…

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January 7, 2008
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B777-300 Residuals Fail to Impress
The widebody market continues to grow but the values of the -300 continue to decline. Virtually all -300s remain with their original customers which makes for difficult determination of market values. Orders for the B777-300 total only 60, down from four years ago when 62 were on order. The last…

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September 3, 2007
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The B777-300 Market Presence. The -300 has been in service for nine years suggesting that the operation of 60 aircraft represents a limited quantity. However, as the B777-300 is of similar capacity to the B747-200B and features a net price of less than $100 million, the 60 orders placed to…

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September 3, 2007
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