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Aircraft Archive: Boeing B777-200LRF
Older Widebodies Face Continued Indignity
The market for widebodies is strong and there exists a shortage of capacity but for the older examples, demand is little different from that of five years ago. The parking lots are full of ageing widebodies swelling and distorting the storage figures but never destined to return to service or…

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November 13, 2006
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Widebody Freighter Rentals On The Up
The demand for additional widebody capacity to compensate for the delay in the service entry of the A380 is beginning to hit the cargo market such that lease rentals have the potential to rise. The delay in the A380 is increasingly seeing operators retaining widebody equipment. Some aircraft were destined…

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November 13, 2006
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Freighter Rentals Remain On Even Keel
The loss of some military contracts has taken the edge off the boom time for the freight industry, but the run up to the peak Christmas period will provide sufficient solace to keep rentals at current levels. Military contracts represent a vital source of revenue for a number of operators,…

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October 16, 2006
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Values of Newer Aircraft Types Continue to Rise
The Results of Our Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing While both Airbus and Boeing secured substantial orders during 2005, the year 2006 has not been so kind to beleaguered Airbus. Lack of orders, problems facing four-engine widebodies, delays in the A380, uncertainty over the A350/A370, and the forced resignations of…

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July 10, 2006
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Freighter Rentals Stabilize
Airfreight continues sustained growth but with the delivery of new and converted freighters, older types face weakness. The high price of fuel remains a problem for older types. Airfreight companies have been forced to impose fuel surcharges on freight rates. Though pricing elasticity on airfreight is less pronounced than on…

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June 26, 2006
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Freighter Rentals Manage to Move Higher Still
Lease rentals for freighters have continued to edge up, even though freight forwarders are having to impose fuel surcharges on cargo rates. Demand for cargo space is still outstripping supply, at least for high-volume aircraft that offer the lowest unit operating costs. On routes that cannot support MD11s and B747s,…

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March 20, 2006
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Upcoming Peak Season Ensures Strong Demand
The imminent arrival of the peak holiday season ensures that the demand for cargo space remains strong. Lease rentals of a number of types continue to improve due to the shortage of capacity, though the high price of fuel is playing a large role in operators turning their attention to…

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November 14, 2005
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B777-200LRF Freighter Values Offer Promise
The Boeing [BA] B777-200LRF has only received nine orders to date but service entry is still some years away. The lack of orders thus far should not be viewed as a negative, however. Were the aircraft available today, lessors would have little difficulty in placing it. The new freighter offers…

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October 31, 2005
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