Thanks to its design philosophy, the Airbus product line – which ranges in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats – is unique in offering airlines the highest possible degree of commonality in airframes, on-board systems, cockpits and handling characteristics.
Airbus jetliners serve short, medium, long and ultra-long distance routes with the best in operational economy and passenger comfort. The Airbus sales success – and the broad operator and geographic base of its aircraft – is proof of this.
Another important consideration for the value of used aircraft is their potential for freighter conversion, especially for efficient and cost-effective widebody aircraft. Older A300s and A310s have made a successful transition from the passenger to cargo role, and are used by numerous airlines on short, medium and longer-haul operations.
All Airbus widebody aircraft have optimised fuselage cross-sections, offering full interline capability, which creates good potential for freighter conversions at the appropriate time.