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Widebody jet transport values

The widebody aircraft market is undergoing a vast change. As maintenance cost mount and fuel prices have reached an unprecedented high of over $63 per barrel, the market for older widebody aircraft is getting weaker. In addition, the introduction of the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 offer a more economical replacement for aging out-of-production aircraft. […]

By   |  August 16, 2005  |  Aviation oracle   |  0 Comments

Narrowbody jet transport values

Although narrowbody values, in general, have taken a slight decline, demand for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737NG remain strong and availability remains low. Airbus received some large orders during the Paris Air Show this year. There may be a slight increase in values for these aircraft as the supply-and-demand effect plays while capacities are […]

By   |  August 8, 2005  |  Aviation oracle   |  0 Comments

No relief for pension funds

During 2004, salaries and benefits accounted for more than 32 percent of the classic carriers’ operating expenses. Along these lines, one of the greatest liabilities that these carriers are facing is underfunded pension funds, which is now around $20.8 Billion. This total would be another three Billion deeper if the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) […]

By   |  July 28, 2005  |  Aviation oracle   |  0 Comments

Cargo traffic down

For the first time this year all geographic sectors are down year over year. Previously we have seen weakness in the domestic sector, but May showed weakness in the Atlantic, Pacific and Latin sectors as well. One month especially in the soft summer season is not a drastic turn, but does bear watching. For the […]

By   |  July 28, 2005  |  Aviation oracle   |  0 Comments