International Air Traffic at Shanghai

China has imposed travel restrictions on international arrivals since March 2020, to curb the spread of new variants. The global travel restrictions of 2020 vs. 2021 have widened net losses for airlines globally. As per publicly available financial reporting, of the three major Chinese carriers, Air China has been most affected, with a widening loss of 16% …

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Boeing Back in the News and 737-800 ‘Under Surveillance’

Following the events involving China Eastern Airlines Flight MU5735, which belonged to the Boeing 737 fleet, VesselsValue have used their aircraft specific database to delve into the fleet’s history, current status, ownership and utilisation. It has been a few months since China allowed the Boeing 737 MAX to continue commercial flights, however its elder sibling, …

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Valuing Russian Controlled Aircraft

The current crisis in Ukraine has sent shock waves through the commercial Aviation industry. Anyone with financial exposure to aircraft, controlled by Russian entities or otherwise connected to Russia is, unsurprisingly, concerned. Western sanctions, and Russia’s response to them, have raised important questions as to the validity of the assumptions underpinning appraised Market Values of …

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International Flights into Russia Amidst Western Sanctions

Using VesselsValue’s aircraft activity data, we have been delving into the routes and countries that have continued to operate international flights into Russia between 1st and 17th March 2022, as shown in Figure 1 below. Over the last 17 days, we saw that most routes into Russia have been from the United Arab Emirates, with …

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Putin Patrols the Skies: New Russian Law Imposed on Foreign Leased Aircraft

Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Foreign Owners of Aircraft Based in Russia Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the 24th February, there was strong international condemnation of the attack and fresh sanctions from the West. Aircraft lessors based in the European Union were given a month’s notice to terminate their lease contracts …

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Production Rates in a Pandemic

Using our VesselsValue data, we review how OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) have managed aircraft production during the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically looking at Widebody and Narrowbody Passenger aircraft. Production rates are based on the number of aircraft delivered. Historically, when comparing the percentage of total by OEM, Airbus and Boeing have the majority share with between …

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Has Covid-19 been detrimental to the Widebody fleet?

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on travel, with flying being perhaps the most limited form for the past 2 years. Despite global travel slowly resuming and getting back to some form of normality, the impact of Covid-19 on the Aviation industry and specific types of aircraft is a slow recovery process. In this article, …

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Vessels vs Aircraft: Similarities and differences as a value analysis

Ten years after we launched our online Maritime asset valuations and market information services, we’ve now expanded coverage into commercial passenger aircraft. “Similar to what we did in Shipping ten years ago, we are the first to bring a daily updated, truly automated valuation model (AVM) to the Aviation market.” – Richard Rivlin, Founder and …

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Introducing Aviation

New for the Aviation industry, introducing daily updated aircraft specific values. Since our launch in 2011, our mission has been to bring transparency, objectivity and innovation to opaque valuation and information markets.   For the last decade, we have been committed to helping you, our clients in the Shipping community improve your businesses, save time and …

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