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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A310-300
Older Widebody Values Continue to Fall
With values having fallen so far already it is perhaps hard to imagine that there exists an opportunity for further falls to take place. Unfortunately in this market, the older widebodies are facing the prospect of reaching scrap levels much sooner than expected, never to recover. Against the backdrop of…

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July 6, 2009
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Scrapping of B767-300s Highlights Dangers for Ageing Marginalized Types
The sale of two 1986 B767-300s – the first to be built – by Japan Airlines to GA Telesis for part out underlines the problem of projecting values for 25 years or more. The two B767-300s (serial numbers 23216/23217), members of a family still held in high regard, are to…

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June 8, 2009
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Rates Fail to Inspire
Just when it was thought that the market for older widebodies couldn’t get any worse, it has. The demand for older widebodies continues to wither on the vine such that there is little expectation of an improvement. The only way that lease rentals will rise is if the lease term…

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May 11, 2009
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Older Widebody Values Will Not Recover
The fortunes of the older widebodies are at rock bottom even if the price of fuel remains consistently low. Older widebodies may have the advantage of low capital cost but they also have the ability to drain resources and threaten reliability. The three person cockpits, the D checks, engine overhauls…

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March 30, 2009
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Rates Continue to Weaken
The older widebodies continue to face difficulties despite the fall in the price of fuel. With newer widebodies no longer in such shortage, the older aircraft are failing to experience the benefits of the Ripple Effect. The lease rentals are therefore facing new pressures. The lower interest rates are also…

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February 2, 2009
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Market Activity Still Evident
Despite the concern over whether new aircraft set for delivery later this year will secure financing and how much further traffic can contract, there continues to be liquidity in the market. Both older and new aircraft are continuing to be traded and operators are expanding. Blue Line, a French corporate…

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January 19, 2009
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No Hiding Place For Older Widebody Values
Despite the significant fall in the price of fuel to around $50 a barrel, the lack of demand for the older widebodies, due to reduced traffic levels, has continued to cause problems for values. The previous high price of fuel merely exposed the vulnerability of the widebodies to a sustained…

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December 8, 2008
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A310-300 Values Continue to Decline
As is the case with most aircraft types, the values for the A310 have suffered from weaker demand. The consistently low level of availability is being achieved partly because of the appetite for conversion. There were at one time over 30 being advertised but today there are only eight. The…

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December 8, 2008
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