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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-100
Service Entry of First B787 Allows Values to Stabilize
The service entry of the first B787-8 may have taken place but Boeing still has some way to go to recoup the value premium that has been lost due to the delays to the program and continual need for modifications. Before the delays to the B787 took hold, the values…

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November 7, 2011
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B777-300 Values Continue to Face Problems
The market for the type continues to experience problems even if there is a demand for newer widebodies. The -300 has been under pressure for a number of years, even before the onset of the recession. The limited range of the -300 has been a major problem for the aircraft,…

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June 20, 2011
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A380 Weight Upgrade To Represent Premium Compared to Existing Examples
The intended increase in the MTOW of the A380 should represent a premium to existing values rather than becoming the baseline. Airbus intends to increase the MTOW of the A380 from the current 569 tonnes to 573 tonnes. This weight increase will allow the aircraft to fly an additional 100…

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May 24, 2010
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Older Widebodies Make Good Restaurants
The Museum Effect has taken hold of older widebody values such that donation has become a more tax efficient means of disposal as well as offering the potential for a plaque to be installed for the giver, reflecting an enduring contribution to aviation. With so few in service, even parting…

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February 15, 2010
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Last Delivery of B747-400 Highlighted by Depressed Values CRJ200 Values Face Renewed Pressure as Mesa Falters MD80 Acquisition Fails to Turn Type Into Asset Cargo Traffic For 2009 Experiences Major Fall But Improvement Evident Widebody Lease Rates Continu
Values of B747-400 & -400Fs Approach Low Point The delivery of the last B747-400 – a -400ERF – in late 2009 signals the end of an era as well as highlighting a considerable deterioration in the value of both the passenger and freighter versions over the course of the last…

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January 18, 2010
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B777-200 Values Continue to Tumble
The previous ability to take refuge from the effects of a non-existent backlog and limited operators by hiding behind the -200ER has dissipated, leaving the -200 particularly vulnerable. Values of the -200 previously enjoyed a rise only for the last eighteen months to see values falling by more than 20…

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January 18, 2010
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Rates Reach Trough
With lease rentals having already fallen so far, there is little opportunity to fall further. The older widebodies may be among the least desirable of types but lessors cannot keep on lowering rentals to stimulate demand. Instead, sometimes there has to be acknowledgement that aircraft have to be simply parked.…

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November 23, 2009
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Older Widebodies At Scrap Levels
The fate of the older widebodies has been sealed for some time. Values have declined to scrap levels from which there is no expectation of a recovery. Unfortunately in this market, the older widebodies reached scrap levels much sooner than expected, never to recover. Against the backdrop of much more…

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October 26, 2009
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