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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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