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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-400BCF
B747-8F Values Fail to Make Headway
The market for the -8F continues to be fragile with new examples acting to displace existing -400SF/Fs. Boeing launched the B747-8F on November 14, 2005, with firm orders for 18 B747-8 Freighters; 10 from Cargolux of Luxembourg and eight from Nippon Cargo Airlines — NCA — of Japan. Boeing had…

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November 3, 2014
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Values Yet to Follow Rise in Airfreight
According to IATA data airfreight traffic increased by 4.1 percent in the first six months of 2014 representing reasonably strong growth but values have yet to experience a reversal of the downward trend exhibited for so many years. Load factors, which are still below 50 percent, need to advance by…

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August 11, 2014
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Airfreight Demand Begins to Show Promise
The airfreight market is beginning to show improvement in terms of traffic but this has yet to translate into improved demand for dedicated freighters. The Aircraft Rating (Aircraft Value Analysis Rating www.aircraftvalues.net; www.aircraftvalues.com) reflects the considered suitability for asset based financing over a seven year period. Ratings range from A++…

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June 2, 2014
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Freighter Values Have Opportunity to Stabilize
The values of freighter aircraft may be turning the corner though the events in Ukraine may have some impact. IATA cites airfreight growth as being in line with industrial production whereas in the past it has exhibited twice the growth. For the month of January 2014 compared to January 2013,…

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March 10, 2014
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Freighter Lease Rentals Stabilize
The airfreight market is at last showing signs of improvement as a result of wider economic activity. IATA reports that airfreight traffic rose by more than six percent in November 2013 compared to the November 2012. Compared to October 2013, the November traffic increased by nearly three percent. The year…

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January 27, 2014
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Freighter Values Continue to Weaken
The resurgence in demand for airfreight always seems to be just around the corner. However, this has been the case for the last few years and demand has yet to return. This has increased pressure on values such that future falls have been experienced for dedicated freighters. Again, the lower…

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November 4, 2013
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Freighter Lease Rentals Fail To Advance
The parting out of a B747-400BCF only six years after being converted is a sad indictment of the state of the airfreight market. Serial number 27070 was built in 1994 and operated by Singapore Airlines until being acquired by Cathay Pacific in 2007 and converted to a freighter. The aircraft…

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October 21, 2013
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Values of Freighters Continue to Struggle Even As World Economy Grows
The values of freighters continue to find the market difficult even though airfreight volumes are showing slight improvements. IATA reports that for August 2013 airfreight traffic increased by some 01.8 percent compared to the previous and that for the first eight months of 2013, traffic increased by 0.7 percent. This…

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October 7, 2013
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