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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A340-500
A330-200 Values Continue to Decline
The market for the A330-200 remains very fragile and inevitably values are falling. The 233 tonne A330-200, featuring improvements taken from the A340-500/-600, represented a type suited to the needs of asset based financing. The -200 operator base now features many more than the minimum 20 considered desirable for ease…

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November 11, 2019
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Values of Outgoing Widebodies Continue to Decline
The market is more vulnerable than fragile and with the change in the product line contributing to the decline in some widebody values. While the load factors on international flights may be high, that does not necessarily mean that operators are making money. Many seats are now booked well in…

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October 28, 2019
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Expensive Interiors Not Always Add Value
Airliner type VVIP aircraft mostly involve expensive interiors but there are times when seeking to reflect such expense on a balance sheet may be difficult as auditors may see little such value. Airliner type VVIP interiors usually cost tens of millions to install and while for many owners, such expense…

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September 16, 2019
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Widebody Rentals Remain Low
The low interest rates are inevitably having an effect on lease rentals when compared with previous levels but the market for used widebodies is perhaps not as strong as for narrowbodies and this is making it necessary for rentals to be realistic. The larger widebodies can be placed – notwithstanding…

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August 5, 2019
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Values of Early A330-300 Experience Significant Fall
The A330-300 has experience a variety of fortunes and while more recently there has been some stability this is at very low levels. The value of a new A330-300 in the late 1990s approximated $100 million and only marginally increased to a maximum of $109 million for a brief time.…

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August 5, 2019
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A321XLR Launch Edges Nearer Serving to Place Pressure on Potential B797
The launch of the A321XLR is expected later this year, a decision that will have repercussions for the B797 and potentially the A321LR. The launch of the A321XLR would see the range of the aircraft increase by more than 500 nautical miles – possibly 700 - compared to the A321LR…

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June 10, 2019
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Widebody Rentals Fail to Advance
The market for used widebodies remains reasonable but the rentals are failing to improve despite traffic growth. The manufacturers are more able to match production with demand and are delivering new aircraft in reasonable quantities even if Airbus rates are low. In the first three months of 2019 Airbus delivered…

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May 13, 2019
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Upgrading Older VVIPs Difficult to Finance
The market for airliners in VVIP configuration continues to remain limited which is good for sellers. During the whole of 2018 Airbus delivered a single A320ACJ while Boeing delivered two BBJs, two BBJ MAX8s and two B777-300ERs (VVIP). The Boeing deliveries reflected the sustained demand for a limited number of…

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May 13, 2019
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