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Business/VIP Jets Enjoy Strong Multi-Year Demand
Despite the resurgence of international scheduled services, there remains robust demand for specialized business/VIP aircraft, driven by discerning clientele seeking exclusivity and comfort in their travels. That said, there are considerations regarding corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) requirements that cast a shadow on the use of such aircraft. Additionally,…

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February 26, 2024
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The Ups and Downs of the Airbus A380: A Lesson for the Industry
The Airbus A380 has endured a turbulent existence. Therein lie lessons for the aviation industry. The A380 double-decker superjumbo was designed to redefine the very notion of air travel. The aircraft boasts enhanced range and payload capabilities. The marketing pitch for the A380 rested in its ability to attract high-paying…

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February 26, 2024
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Lease Rates and Base Values of The A300F4-200 (Converted) Continue Their Slide
The question lingers: Will the A300F4-200 (Converted) be relegated to the annals of aviation history? The trends aren’t auspicious for this model. The A300F4-200 (Converted) had its origins in the 1970s and early 1980s. Originally designed as a passenger plane, it was later converted into a freighter, capitalizing on its…

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February 26, 2024
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The B777-200ER: Down…But Not Out
The B777-200 was the original type of 777, aka Triple Seven. It was first flown in June 1994 and entered service with United Airlines in June 1995. The 777-200 was designed to fly up to 440 people in a single class layout, with a maximum range of 5,240 nautical miles…

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February 26, 2024
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Interview with Richard Aboulafia on The MAX 9 and Boeing’s Future
Editor’s Note: To glean insights into the woes of the Boeing 737 MAX family and what it means for the aircraft’s values, I spoke with one of the most knowledgeable industry insiders in the world: Richard Aboulafia, managing director at AeroDynamic Advisory, an aerospace and defense management consultancy headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.…

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February 26, 2024
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Airbus Faces Opportunities to Extend its Lead Over Boeing
European-based Airbus cemented its position in January 2024 as the world’s largest airplane manufacturer for the fifth consecutive year, announcing that it had delivered more aircraft and secured more orders in 2023 than its American competitor Boeing. The global aviation market’s duopoly is increasingly lopsided in favor of Airbus. At…

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February 26, 2024
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Valuations Soar for Advanced Aircraft Parts, Plummet for Older Ones
As the year 2024 unfolds, the aviation industry finds itself at the intersection of technological innovation and economic unpredictability. The dynamics of the global market have shifted, and with it, the expected valuation trends for aircraft parts are set on a course of both challenge and opportunity. The rise of…

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February 12, 2024
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Carbon Composite Aircraft Retaining Strong Valuations
The materials used in aircraft construction play a pivotal role in determining not only their performance but also their market valuations. Over the years, a revolutionary shift has taken place as carbon composite materials have gained prominence over traditional aluminum and steel. Aircraft crafted from carbon composites are increasingly fetching…

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February 12, 2024
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