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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas DC8-71F
Rising Fuel Prices Favors Newer Aircraft
The month of February 2011 saw only a marginal improvement in freight traffic compared to the same month in 2010 although a year ago freight traffic was registering significant improvements. The price of fuel remains a concern for the freight market. Freight forwarders have traditionally been quick to apply fuel…

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April 25, 2011
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Freight Traffic Stutters But Trend Remains Up
The month of November saw a reversal of recent trends and freighter traffic fell compared to the previous month. However, the overall trend is upwards albeit at lower monthly rises due to the improving picture at the end of 2009. The demand for freighters continues to rise which is allowing…

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January 31, 2011
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Freighter Market Stutters
There exists some concern that the influx of capacity may be premature but operators need to take the plunge at some point and the economic indicators are far better than those of a year ago. Values of freighters suffered in the recent recession, perhaps more so than in previous recessions,…

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November 22, 2010
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Freight Battered by Conflicting Statistics
Freight continues to rebound according to IATA even if the figures for August were inevitably subdued compared to previous months due to lesser falls in the year before. However, there now exists concern that the market for airfreight is not so strong as might have been expected. Indeed, traffic from…

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October 25, 2010
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Freighter Market Continues to Exhibit Growth
The demand for airfreight continues to increase and more capacity has been brought back into service. The B747-400 freighters have in particular seen renewed service such that are only a few now laying idle. However, the fragility of the market ensures that interest in undertaking new conversions is limited although…

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August 16, 2010
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New Freighter Orders Remain Elusive
The significant rebound in airfreight traffic, not least due to the massive increase in Chinese exports, has provided the basis for a return to service of many previously idle freighters. The demand for new freighters remains limited as evidenced by the lack of new orders. Some of the new freighters…

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July 19, 2010
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Improvement in Freighter Market Affects Values
The cargo market has once demonstrated its ability to be the first to signal emergence from the Great Recession such values of at least some freighters are actually rising once more. In April 2010, IATA reported a steep increase in demand, the latest since late last year. Load factors also…

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May 24, 2010
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Freight Market Edges Out of Recession
The improvement in the world economy is at last having a positive effect on airfreight such that freighter lease rentals have stabilized. Operators are at last placing surplus capacity back into service. The focus of attention is clearly on the newer aircraft types which offer greater fuel efficiency but there…

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April 26, 2010
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