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Aircraft Asset Assessment: B767-300

April 21, 2014

Market Presence. The B767-300 has an extremely limited market presence. The absence of orders and deliveries within the last decade has increased the expectation of difficult trading conditions. With only eleven operators, of which three possess more than 75 percent of the fleet, future demand for used units in a passenger role, is expected to be extremely limited. The age profile of the B767-300, stretching back to 1986, and thus representing 28 years of service, suggests that disposal and replacement will continue to occur sooner rather than later. The payload/range of the B767-300, while ideally suited to dense intra-regional sectors, is of little use to operators seeking to maximize flexibility on intercontinental routes. There is nothing to suggest technical or environmental obsolescence in the near future. The principal determinant for future values of the –300 lies with the market requirements of a few operators – All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Delta. The –300 is powered by the GE CF6, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 as well as the P&W JT9D. The CF6 is by far the most numerous and represents the baseline engine. Because of the lower MTOW noise and emissions is not currently an issue. The lack of a family relationship provides for further difficulties.

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