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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-300
B787-9 Values Start to be Assessed on Expectation of Range Parity With -8
With values of the initial batch of B787-8s having suffered as a result of manufacturing difficulties and a recession, values of the B787-9 are expected to perform much better – assuming that the range of the new variant at least matches that of the baseline model. The configuration of the…

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March 1, 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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Assumptions
The listing of current and future values are based on the year of build. The essential assumption is that the aircraft are being sold as a single unit and between a willing seller and willing buyer for cash. The high and low figures for October 31st 2009 current values represent…

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January 4, 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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The End of the Line for the Leviathan
There are now only 36 -300s remaining in service and it is little wonder that values are at rock bottom levels. The problems experienced by many international carriers since the late 1990s has left the -300 isolated and vulnerable. In the late 1980s the prospects for all widebodies were seen…

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November 23, 2009
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The B747-300 Market Presence. The -300 represented a means for Boeing to stimulate new sales of the B747 during the development of the much more versatile -400 while also validating the concept of the stretched upper deck. Today the -300 has moved away from being a niche to a marginalized…

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November 23, 2009
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Corporate Jet Values Seek to Overcome Dramatic Fall in Deliveries
The values of corporate jets appear to be stabilizing after months of declining in the face of adverse press and weak economic conditions. The number of deliveries of corporate jets as reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) for the first nine months of 2009 makes for dismal reading…

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November 23, 2009
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Asking Prices for Aircraft Continue to Show Optimism
Despite the surfeit of adverse news, there continues to be trading activity such that the market is far from illiquid, contrasting perhaps with the months immediately following September 2001. A 1991 A300-600 is being advertised for $11 million, which is nearly double the assumed value. The A300-600 is facing considerable…

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November 9, 2009
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