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Aircraft Archive: B747-8F
Widebody Rentals Show Further Deterioration
The lack of demand for international airfreight has much to do with the weaker Chinese market as well as the competition from surface transport. There are however, still some areas that managing to exhibit growth. The narrowbody freighters are enjoying demand as a result of changing shopping habits and a…

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May 16, 2016
AVN
Freighter Values Show No Improvement
Although the narrowbody sector continues to show promise, the dismal economic news from China weighs heavily on the widebody sector such that production of the B747-8F is reduced again. Values of both narrow and widebody freighters are failing to experience any improvement. The load factors being achieved are lower than…

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March 21, 2016
AVN
Airfreight Fails to Advance As Do Rentals
The fragility of the airfreight market continues to be major concern with load factors in November 2015 being even lower than October. The still weak load factors – which have an impact on the ability to charge more for freight – is partially the result of adding more capacity to…

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February 8, 2016
AVN
Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing
Used Widebody Values Suffer But Aircraft Ratings Largely Stable The demand for new aircraft remains unprecedented with the manufacturers increasing production but values of such new aircraft have failed to rise and even a rise in U.S. interest rates has had little positive effect on lease rentals. The world economy…

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January 11, 2016
AVN
Values of the -400F Continue to Decline
The fall in the price of fuel will provide some stimulus for airfreight as well as allowing the B747-400F to be more economical in the short term. The B747-400ERF/-400F/-400SF/-400BCF is a versatile aircraft that offers considerable advantages over the -200F and therefore superseded the earlier B747 freighter. The -400F has…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
“Whitetails” As B747-8F Values Continue to Decline
The strength of aviation continues to elude the airfreight segment as the Boeing seemingly has built B747-8F aircraft for which now no end-user exists thereby contributing to the perceived weakness of values for the type. The production of whitetails – whereby an aircraft is manufactured for which no end customer…

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December 14, 2015
AVN
Freighter Values Still Face Uncertainty
The demand for the larger freighters, particularly those no longer in production, remains sporadic. The values of such aircraft are therefore inevitably weak with further declines to be expected. Chinese industrial growth remains in single digits with little improvement expected in the near term and Japan has slipped back into…

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November 30, 2015
AVN
B747-400ERFs Go Under the Hammer for Starting Price of “$70 million” Each
The market for the B747-400 freighter continues to be extremely difficult and values have been tumbling for some years but the use of an auction to secure interest is reminiscent of the mid 1990s. Auctions come about when the market for specific aircraft types is limited and the appetite for…

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October 5, 2015
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