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Aircraft Archive: Airbus A380-800
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
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Medium Term A380 Residuals Unphased by -900 or -800neo
Discussions surrounding the potential for a larger version of the A380 and/or the re-engining of the existing -800 have not thus far impacted residual value forecasts for the A380. Ever since the A380-800 was launched there has speculation that a larger variant would emerge. Indeed, the engine manufacturers may have…

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June 30, 2014
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Parting Out Takes on Greater Significance
While the market for newer widebodies remains strong, for those produced at the start of many existing programs the appetite is much more muted, forcing owners to consider parting out as an alternative to spending millions on new interiors and maintenance. The onward placement of older widebodies can represent a…

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May 19, 2014
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Older Widebodies Face Downward Pressure
The continued enthusiasm for the newer generation of widebodies is inevitably partly at the expense of the older types. In contrast to the improving market conditions of a nearly a decade ago and those of the mid 1990s, the international carriers continue to seek yield improvement rather than absolute market…

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February 10, 2014
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Values of Widebodies Continue to Decline
The enthusiasm for the new generation of widebodies continues to mask some of the deficiencies of existing examples. The last decade has seen an expansion in the widebody operator fleet as liberalization has taken hold in established markets and as the globalization of the world economy has facilitated the emergence…

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November 18, 2013
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Variety of Fortunes for Widebody Values
Values of most widebodies continue to decline in the context of age while a few are managing to hold steady due to exceptional demand. Assuming that aircraft have a useful asset life of some 20 years, this suggests that even if the market has no influence then values should fall…

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August 12, 2013
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Values Deteriorate Due to Age
The values of widebodies may have in general exhibited a slight fall in the last quarter but this is more a reflection of normal age related changes. Assuming that aircraft have a useful asset life of some 20 years, this suggests that even if the market has no influence then…

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May 20, 2013
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Widebody Values Could Gain From Growth
The expansion of the world economy has the potential to favor the values of the newer widebodies as demand outstrips supply. The international market now encompasses virtually all regions such that the economic recovery will see demand from the newer carriers. There exists considerable potential for international travel as evidenced…

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February 11, 2013
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