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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A340-300
Aircraft Asset Assessment: A340-500
Market Presence. The A340-500 offered much when proposed. The four engines offered reliability and safety. The interior flexibility provided opportunities for operators and passengers. The aircraft fulfilled a much needed role in the market, providing an alternative to the B747 as well as allowing existing A340-300 operators an upgrade path.…

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November 17, 2014
AVN
Impact of New Aircraft Starts to be Felt
With the planned reduction in A330 production due to the transition to the A330neo and the expectation of a similar change in rates for the B777 should new orders for the -300ER fail to materialize, then values of aircraft delivered in the final years of the respective programs are showing…

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November 3, 2014
AVN
Values Remain Steady Despite A330neo
The launch of the A330neo will likely limit the potential improvement in values of aircraft yet to be delivered but for those already in service and less than ten years of age, the impact is minimal. At one time, the -300 was so overshadowed by the success of the -200…

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October 6, 2014
AVN
Medium Term A340 Residuals Face Pressure as Operators Focus on New Types
Both Cathay and Iberia have announced the retirement of A340-300s and A340-600s respectively in the coming years potentially adding to the supply at a time when new aircraft are being delivered in numbers. All 11 remaining A340-300s operated by Cathay will be retired by the end of 2017 with four…

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September 8, 2014
AVN
Some Widebody Values Falter But Few Improve
The market for older widebodies remains difficult not only because of the arrival of ever more new examples but also because the market continues to undergo structural change. The changes involve introducing new longer sectors or increasing capacity on existing routes. The need to offer modern passenger amenities and to…

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July 28, 2014
AVN
Asking Prices for Airbus Aircraft Remain High
The difference between the asking prices for older and younger A320s continues to be significant, a situation which is expected to persist. While asking prices for new aircraft rarely reflect the eventual negotiated selling price they at least provide some guidance. A 1999 A319 is being offered at a price…

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June 30, 2014
AVN
Widebody Rates Remain Unchanged
The significant number of widebody orders placed at the Dubai Airshow amounting to $150 billion at list prices - or $65 billion at net prices and still not enough to pay for the new UK railway between London and Birmingham – underlines the continued demand for widebody aircraft. However, such…

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December 2, 2013
AVN
A330-200 Faces Rough & Tumble of Used Market
The demand for the -200 has been at best restrained during the last few years as the appetite for the -300 has increased. This focus on the -300 in terms of new orders is perhaps because of the preference of Airbus to sell larger aircraft – the bigger the aircraft,…

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December 2, 2013
AVN
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