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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-300
Rates Fall Away As Operators Shun Older Types
After registering a slight improvement in the middle of 2007, lease rentals of most widebodies have fallen back again as a result of higher fuel pricing. The market for older widebodies is experiencing contraction as a result of the sustained move towards newer equipment. Some operators have been forced to…

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May 26, 2008
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Annual Jet Aircraft Lease Rate Listing
Lease Rentals Remain Steady Despite Pressures Despite the growing uncertainties over the state of the U.S. economy and financial vulnerability, lease rates for most aircraft remains steady. Even with the fall in interest rates the appetite for aircraft is such that lease rentals remain steady, particularly for the more popular…

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March 17, 2008
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No Hiding Place for Older Widebodies
Though there may be attempts to keep the older widebodies in the sky there are too many negatives to prevent operators from seeking alternatives. Values of newer widebodies may be continuing to enjoy a measure of stability despite the fragility of the financial sector but for the majority of older…

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March 3, 2008
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No Hiding Place for Older Widebodies
The combination of age, maintenance and inefficiency continue to take their toll on the older widebodies so much so that values for virtually all type are at scrap levels. The cost of reconfiguring the older widebodies is such that there are few owners willing to undertake the task. A widebody…

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February 4, 2008
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B747-300 At Scrap Levels
The capacity of the B747-300 would seem to offer a means of escape for those failing to secure short-term capacity, yet the inefficiency of the type means that there is little interest. The problems experienced by many international carriers since the late 1990s has left the -300 isolated and vulnerable.…

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February 4, 2008
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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 aircraft. The…

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February 4, 2008
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Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing
Strong Demand Obscures Note of Caution The year 2007 seems set to be another record year for the manufacturers but the high price of fuel, combined with weakness in the financial markets, is taking its toll on values, if not lease rentals. Delivery slots for most aircraft in production, apart…

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January 7, 2008
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Out of Production Widebody Values: Values Remain Fragile
With the price of fuel continuing to rocket to new highs, the appetite for the gas-guzzling leviathans of old continues to weaken. The combination of three-person flight decks, rising maintenance costs, lesser reliability and fuel consumption are all conspiring to ensure the demise of older widebodies. Remarketing increasingly has to…

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November 12, 2007
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