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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A310-300
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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A310-300
Market Presence. The A310-300 at least features a two-person cockpit though it lacks the sophistication of other members of the Airbus product range. The powerplants remain competitive and the interior offers marketing opportunities for large and small operators. The relative youth of the program ensures that adverse maintenance issues will…

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December 8, 2008
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Turboprop Rentals Dodge Market Uncertainty
The pressure on jet lease rentals is intensifying but for turboprops the market remains virtually unchanged. While the number of new order placements during the course of the first six months is disappointing (see above) the backlog remains sufficiently healthy as to prevent any material deterioration in new or used…

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September 29, 2008
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Rates Continue to Face Tough Market
The older and less efficient widebodies continue to face difficult market conditions. Even though the price of fuel may have fallen from earlier highs and a shortage of new widebodies exists, the combination of lesser efficiency, rising maintenance costs, unreliability and increasing delivery rates are serving to displace older aircraft.…

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September 15, 2008
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Values of Older Widebodies Continue To Equate To Scrap Levels
The combination of age, maintenance and inefficiency continue to take their toll on the older widebodies so much so that values for virtually all type remain at scrap levels. The high price of fuel continues to accelerate the retirement of older aircraft. The cost of reconfiguring the older widebodies is…

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June 23, 2008
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Rates Fall Away As Operators Shun Older Types
After registering a slight improvement in the middle of 2007, lease rentals of most widebodies have fallen back again as a result of higher fuel pricing. The market for older widebodies is experiencing contraction as a result of the sustained move towards newer equipment. Some operators have been forced to…

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May 26, 2008
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No Hiding Place for Older Widebodies
Though there may be attempts to keep the older widebodies in the sky there are too many negatives to prevent operators from seeking alternatives. Values of newer widebodies may be continuing to enjoy a measure of stability despite the fragility of the financial sector but for the majority of older…

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March 3, 2008
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