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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-8F
Widebody Rentals Achieve Some Stability
The airfreight market is managing to achieve a measure of improvement with traffic increasing by nearly four percent according to data from IATA which is allowing a measure of stability for some freighters. The growth for the world amounted to some 3.8 percent with the Middle East recording the greatest…

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February 20, 2017
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Widebody Rentals Vulnerable But Steady
The airfreight market continues to experience low load factors and fragile yields but traffic for September showed some promise. While the airfreight market continues to remain fragile, there are at least indications of a modest improvement in recent months which has gone some way to alleviating the downward pressure on…

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November 14, 2016
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B747-8F Order Fails to Prevent Further Value Decline
But Order Will Sustain Production Until At Least 2019 The order for 14 B747-8Fs represents a reprieve for the B747 program but values of the type continue to suffer. The firm order for 14 B747-8Fs, with an option for a further 14, will have come at a price, a low…

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November 14, 2016
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Some Freighters Remain in Demand
The market for freighters remains fragile at best though there are some types – notably the narrowbodies – that remain in demand. Momentum is building for the conversion of the B737-800 and with lessors having a large number of older examples at low capital cost this means of onward disposal…

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October 31, 2016
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Ending of B747-8 Likely to Fail to Generate “Scarcity” Premium
Following on the heels of the A380 production cut, Boeing has indicated that production of the B747-8 could actually be ended raising the question of how values of those in service would be impacted. Boeing had previously planned to increase production once more to one per month as of 2019.…

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August 22, 2016
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Widebody Rentals Show Further Deterioration
The lack of demand for international airfreight has much to do with the weaker Chinese market as well as the competition from surface transport. There are however, still some areas that managing to exhibit growth. The narrowbody freighters are enjoying demand as a result of changing shopping habits and a…

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May 16, 2016
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Freighter Values Show No Improvement
Although the narrowbody sector continues to show promise, the dismal economic news from China weighs heavily on the widebody sector such that production of the B747-8F is reduced again. Values of both narrow and widebody freighters are failing to experience any improvement. The load factors being achieved are lower than…

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March 21, 2016
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Airfreight Fails to Advance As Do Rentals
The fragility of the airfreight market continues to be major concern with load factors in November 2015 being even lower than October. The still weak load factors – which have an impact on the ability to charge more for freight – is partially the result of adding more capacity to…

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February 8, 2016
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