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Freighter Rentals Continue to Face Weakness
Weakness in the air cargo market is usually the first sign of problems in the world economy. The cargo market has therefore been suffering for nearly a year. The shortfall in demand in the run up to the Beijing Olympics earlier in the years merely obscured more fundamental issues. The…

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November 24, 2008
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Freighter Values Remain Vulnerable
Just as summer in the Northern Hemisphere represents the opportunity make money to tide operations over the leaner off peak months, so too do the months leading up to the year provide a means for freight operators to fill their holds. The run up to Christmas festivities generates a considerable…

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September 15, 2008
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Freighter Rentals Continue to Experience Fragility
The weakness of the wider economy has continued to undermine the lease rentals of some equipment while others are at best holding steady. The fragility of the world economy, notably in the U.S., has continued to prompt a note of caution with respect to the freighter market. The most notable…

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August 4, 2008
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Freighter Values Edge Downwards
With the media helping to initiate global economic weakness, air cargo operations are finding the market all the more difficult. While demand for newer freighters continues to outstrip supply, particularly with respect to conversions, older types continue to face problems due to the associated higher fuel costs as well as…

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May 26, 2008
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Freighter Rentals Maybe Easing?
The fragility of the world economy, notably in the U.S., has prompted a note of caution with respect to the freighter market. The most notable trend has been the diversion of traffic away from the air to container ships. The imposition of fuel surcharges on airfreight rates has seemingly had…

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March 3, 2008
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Freighter Values Retain Stability
The cargo market is showing some signs of weakness although the run up to the end of the year usually provides for peak demands on capacity. A slowdown in the cargo market has historically been symptomatic of wider problems for the industry. While air freight traffic is increasingly competing against…

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December 10, 2007
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Freighter Rentals Stable
The freighter market appears to be faced with conflicting pressures though not as yet sufficient to cause a reversal in fortunes. The demand for airfreight is showing signs of slowing in some sectors. The problems being faced in the U.S. economy and elsewhere are resulting in some loss of traffic…

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October 15, 2007
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Freighter Values Remain Strong
Values of freighter aircraft remain one of the strongest of any category. Although some segments of the world economy are experiencing weakness, the growth in such markets as China and India continue to grow. The export orientation of China in particular is continuing to allow freighter aircraft to be filled…

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July 23, 2007
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