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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B747-8F
B777F Values Experience Modest Improvement
The sustained grounding of many international passenger flights continues to focus demand on dedicated freighters although “preighters” are still in widespread use. The number of flights performed with a B747 freighter in March was 34% higher than in February, as the freight carried on this type increased by 48%. The…

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November 23, 2020
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Freighter Rates Stable Despite Lower CTKs
The lease rentals of freighters are at the very least remaining steady as demand for airfreight space remains high. The amount of belly hold capacity on international flights is beginning to increase but remains insufficient to meet demand. Consequently, the demand for freighters remains strong even as passenger widebodies are…

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October 26, 2020
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B747-400F Values Enjoy Modest Rise
A year ago, the market for the B747-400F was in the doldrums but today the freshening trade winds have seen a different tack for values. The B747-400F received its first order in 1989 and the service entry of the first aircraft was in August 1993 to Cargolux. The last delivery…

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October 26, 2020
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Appraisers Record Significant Falls Despite Absence of Transaction Data
Two more appraisers have recorded significant falls in values although with the absence of transaction data these remain theoretical. To date there has been a wide divergence of opinion as to the effect of the Covid Event on values with some appraisers indicating negligible impact versus others suggesting thirty percent…

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September 14, 2020
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Values of Freighters Still Holding Firm
The values of freighters continue to remain strong not least because two thirds of widebodies remain inactive thereby depriving the airfreight market of considerable lower hold capacity. Moreover, freighter aircraft are in demand as passenger widebodies no longer serve the routes that they used to. The passenger aircraft usually accommodate…

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September 14, 2020
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Potential Ending of Boeing B747-8F Production May Not Impact Values
With only some 15 -8Fs remaining to be delivered and a production rate of six per annum, the economies of scale may have at last caught up with the B747-8F such that there is speculation that the last B747-8F will be produced in 2022. The possible ending of production even…

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July 20, 2020
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Freighter Rates Stable As Traffic Slows
  The lease rentals of the freighters have stabilized after seeing a slight improvement, at least for short term rentals, during the course of this on-going crisis. The return to service of more widebodies, the greater use of hybrid “paxfreight” aircraft, the lesser need for urgent PPE shipments, and overall…

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July 20, 2020
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Assumptions
The listing of current and future values is 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 represent adjustments for offer and sale prices,…

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July 6, 2020
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