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No Respite for B747-8I Values
The values of the -8I continue to fail to impress not least due to the limited of orders and contracting backlog. After the B747X program, Boeing continued to study improvements to the B747. The B747-400XQLR (Quiet Long Range) was meant to have an increased range of 7,980 nm (14,780 km),…

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June 16, 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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Values of Marginalized Programs Continue to Tumble
While the values attributed to most newer aircraft are enjoying a modest rise for 2014, those for marginalized programs face challenging times, continuing to fall at a faster than average rate of five percent per annum. The two major manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, have not always produced the most commercially…

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May 19, 2014
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B747-400 Values Continue to Fall As More Are Parted Out
The values of the B747-400 are continuing to slide due to advancing age and the arrival of ever more versatile and efficient twins and the A380. At the peak of the market for the B747-400 in 1998 values of new examples were nudging $155 million. Today the same aircraft are…

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March 24, 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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B747-400 Values Continue to Fall
The values of the B747-400 continue to decline in the face of advancing age and replacement with newer types. The delivery of a modest number of B747-8s and a larger number of A380s finally draws a line under the production of the B747-400 though orders for the new -8I remain…

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December 16, 2013
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Launch of B777X Allows Definition of B777X Residuals - & A350
The service entry of the B777X – yet to be renamed to perhaps the B797- may still not be planned for another seven years but with 259 orders and commitments for the new type then the residual values seem assured. There are always risks and rewards in being the first…

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December 2, 2013
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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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