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A340-300 Values Stuttered in Face of B777-200ER
Despite having entered service only a few years before the B777-200ER, as soon as the new Boeing twin engined aircraft arrived, the fate of the A340-300 was effectively sealed. The B9 and B11 concepts of the 1970’s however saw the former with a larger fuselage than the A300 still powered…

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May 24, 2021
AVN
Airbus Deliveries More VIP Aircraft
Despite the Covid Event, Airbus managed to deliver five VIP aircraft during 2020, four more than Boeing. The five Airbus aircraft comprised a A320ceo, two A320neo’s and two A350s for the German Air Force. This compares with a single B787-8 for Boeing. Airbus has been promoting the VVIP variants of…

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April 26, 2021
AVN
Some Widebody Values Still Falling
Every single passenger widebody suffered a fall to a greater or lesser extent due to the Covid Event and some are continuing to decline as it becomes evident that there will be no prompt return to service. The higher price of fuel is also beginning to have an effect on…

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March 15, 2021
AVN
Values Fall to Scrap Levels
The experience of the A340-500 – and indeed the -600 -underlines the dangers of taking the easy option and failing to appreciate the competitive landscape and changing market structure. The A340-500 was designed and developed in the 1990s, eventually being delivered post 2001. In the 1990s, the long haul market…

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March 15, 2021
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment
The A340-500 Market Presence. The A340-500 offered much when proposed but the mistake lay in maintaining a flawed philosophy. The four engines seemingly provided reliability and safety but it was already evident that two engines would also satisfy the same objective. The A340-500 may have been the cheaper option to…

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March 15, 2021
AVN
Widebody Values Stable After Catastrophic Fall
Because the consequences of the Covid Event were fully appreciated in April and values adjusted accordingly at that time, there has been lesser movement in recent months. Values and Ratings courtesy of The Aircraft Value Analysis Company www.aircraftvalues.net, www.aircraftvalues.com. The Aircraft Value Analysis Rating (AVAR) reflects the considered suitability for…

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November 9, 2020
AVN
Opportunities Emerge for More VIP Airliners
The availability of some many commercial aircraft, combined with a lack of appetite and ability to travel on commercial aircraft, means that there could be a rise in the number of aircraft that are selected for conversion to VIP aircraft, particularly as Airbus has already announced a VIP version of…

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October 12, 2020
AVN
Widebody Values Plunge
The fall in the values of widebodies has been precipitous and significant. While the market has experienced downturns before, the global nature of the crisis, coupled with the specific and long lasting effect on aviation, has meant that the widebodies have suffered the greatest declines. The values of widebodies will…

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August 17, 2020
AVN
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