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Aircraft Archive: Lockheed L1011-200F
Freighter Values Remain Resilient
Despite passenger traffic seemingly out growing cargo traffic such has been the extent of recent growth that there continues to be shortage of cargo capacity, thereby allowing values modest improvement. The most notable event in the freighter market over recent months has been the effective cancellation of the A380F program.…

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April 16, 2007
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Freighter Rentals Start To Rise Again
The sustained expansion of air cargo in 2006 has allowed the emphasis on newer freighter aircraft to be maintained, easing rentals upwards once again. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that members registered a 4.6 percent increase in traffic from 2006. This is a significant improvement over 2005 when…

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February 19, 2007
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Improvement For Some Freighter Values
Though recent months may have seen a slight slowdown in the rate of airfreight growth the traditional festive season will regenerate renewed interest. There remains a shortage of capacity, at least for more modern equipment. The demand for capacity remains sufficiently strong as to keep values at least at previous…

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November 27, 2006
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Freighter Rentals Remain On Even Keel
The loss of some military contracts has taken the edge off the boom time for the freight industry, but the run up to the peak Christmas period will provide sufficient solace to keep rentals at current levels. Military contracts represent a vital source of revenue for a number of operators,…

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October 16, 2006
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Values Remain on Even Keel
The peak of the market for both the freighter and passenger markets is fast approaching and values of freighters are perhaps as good as they are going to get, unless there is a significant fall in the price of oil in the coming months. Conversion centers are gearing up production,…

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September 4, 2006
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Freighter Rentals Stabilize
Airfreight continues sustained growth but with the delivery of new and converted freighters, older types face weakness. The high price of fuel remains a problem for older types. Airfreight companies have been forced to impose fuel surcharges on freight rates. Though pricing elasticity on airfreight is less pronounced than on…

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June 26, 2006
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Values Maintained Despite High Fuel Prices
Demand for airfreight capacity has continued to increase although there is concern over whether the world economy will be adversely impacted by the high price of fuel. The principal effect of the high price of fuel seems to be the increased emphasis on the use of newer equipment. Manufacturers are…

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May 29, 2006
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Freighter Rentals Manage to Move Higher Still
Lease rentals for freighters have continued to edge up, even though freight forwarders are having to impose fuel surcharges on cargo rates. Demand for cargo space is still outstripping supply, at least for high-volume aircraft that offer the lowest unit operating costs. On routes that cannot support MD11s and B747s,…

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March 20, 2006
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