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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-100
Rates for Older Widebodies Continue to Fall
The move by airlines to dispose of older widebodies continues as greater use of newer and more efficient equipment is sought. The international sector is continuing to experience the severe difficulties in view of the loss of high yielding business traffic. There has been a clear need to both downsize…

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August 17, 2009
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Older Widebody Values Continue to Fall
With values having fallen so far already it is perhaps hard to imagine that there exists an opportunity for further falls to take place. Unfortunately in this market, the older widebodies are facing the prospect of reaching scrap levels much sooner than expected, never to recover. Against the backdrop of…

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July 6, 2009
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B777-300 Values Continue to Dive
As expected values, of the B777-300 continue to experience a significant decline. 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, hence only 60 orders being placed.…

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July 6, 2009
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Rates Fail to Inspire
Just when it was thought that the market for older widebodies couldn’t get any worse, it has. The demand for older widebodies continues to wither on the vine such that there is little expectation of an improvement. The only way that lease rentals will rise is if the lease term…

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May 11, 2009
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Older Widebody Values Will Not Recover
The fortunes of the older widebodies are at rock bottom even if the price of fuel remains consistently low. Older widebodies may have the advantage of low capital cost but they also have the ability to drain resources and threaten reliability. The three person cockpits, the D checks, engine overhauls…

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March 30, 2009
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Rates Continue to Weaken
The older widebodies continue to face difficulties despite the fall in the price of fuel. With newer widebodies no longer in such shortage, the older aircraft are failing to experience the benefits of the Ripple Effect. The lease rentals are therefore facing new pressures. The lower interest rates are also…

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February 2, 2009
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Values of B747-200B At Scrap Levels
The recent spike in fuel prices sealed the fate of the B747-200B, something that was already evident. The fall in the price of fuel has been caused by economic decline and as such the market for older widebodies has become very limited, even for ad hoc charters. Before the first…

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February 2, 2009
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No Hiding Place For Older Widebody Values
Despite the significant fall in the price of fuel to around $50 a barrel, the lack of demand for the older widebodies, due to reduced traffic levels, has continued to cause problems for values. The previous high price of fuel merely exposed the vulnerability of the widebodies to a sustained…

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December 8, 2008
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