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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas MD11F
Lease Rentals Fail to Inspire
The airfreight market remains in the doldrums though the latest data from IATA shows a slight increase in traffic in recent months. Between October and November 2012, airfreight traffic increased by a reasonable 2.4 percent with domestic traffic rising by 2.9 percent and international by 2.4 percent according to IATA…

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January 28, 2013
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MD11F Values Fade As Airfreight Market Remains in Doldrums
The stability for values of the MD11F once seemed assured but the lengthy depressed state of the airfreight market has increasingly seen the displacement of the type and values have inevitably experienced a notable decline. Nearly a decade ago the small package operators were eagerly searching MD11s for conversion to…

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November 19, 2012
AVN
Lease Rentals Continue to Falter
The lease rentals of the freighter fleet continue to experience weakness. With the run up to the peak Christmas period comes the potential for increased demand as consumers shop for electronic goods. Unfortunately overall freight traffic remains weak such that long standing freight operators, Southern Air, has filed for Chapter…

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October 22, 2012
AVN
Sporadic Demand Fails to Boost Rentals
The airfreight market is failing to show consistent demand – expect perhaps when it comes to meeting the insatiable appetite for the iPad – such that surplus capacity is undermining any recovery in lease rentals. The effect of an overall lack of demand is being exacerbated by directional imbalances such…

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July 16, 2012
AVN
Freighter Values Experience Material Fall
While there are some indications that the airfreight market is beginning to improve, the reality is that demand is still at odds with capacity and as such values have experienced a material fall over the last few months. The freight load factor remained significantly below 50 percent indicating that demand…

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May 21, 2012
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Freighter Lease Rates Remain Under Pressure
The market for freighters remains fragile as demand continues to be at sufficiently low levels to force more aircraft to be parked. China Airlines has parked two B747-400Fs in the desert due to the fall in demand. While the results for February appeared to show some improvement in the freight…

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April 23, 2012
AVN
Lease Rates Stable At Best
Just as the fourth quarter of 2007 was considered to be point at which lease rentals started to falter before the Great Recession, the third quarter of 2011 has become the point at which lease rentals started to weaken once more as the aviation industry connected with the still weak…

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February 27, 2012
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Freighter Lease Rates Continue to Stutter
The market for freighters continues to be volatile with some operators acquiring additional capacity while others are suspending operations. The suspension of services by Jade Cargo in December underlines the negatives facing the air cargo industry. Jade Cargo is co-owned by Air China and Lufthansa both of which have their…

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January 16, 2012
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