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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas DC10-30
Most Widebody Rentals Steady
The lease rentals of the majority of widebodies, perhaps contrasting with that of the narrowbody sector, are largely remaining steady as a result of still reasonable demand and lesser competition among lessors. International traffic is performing better than some domestic and intra-regional flows. New aircraft are still acting as replacements…

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June 18, 2012
AVN
Values of DC10-30 Of Little Consequence
Placing any value on the DC10-30 is of little consequence given that the type no longer has utility in the world of commercial aviation. The combination of age, reliability and high fuel prices have continued to ensure that the DC10-30 has been displaced to the sidelines such that the passing…

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October 10, 2011
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment: DC10-30
Market Presence. The surprise is that there are still DC10-30s in service. Gone are such flag carrier names as British Airways, SAS, Sabena, Swissair, Lufthansa, MAS, Northwest, Thai. The operator base of the –30, a prime consideration when assessing current and future values, has declined between year-end 1990 and 2011…

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October 10, 2011
AVN
B747-8F Values Under Scrutiny Due to Fuel Efficiency Issue
Values of the B747-8F are under scrutiny again as the cause of the hiatus over the delivery of the first B747-8F is clarified. Cargolux refused the delivery of the first B747-8F freighter reportedly due to a shortfall in the fuel efficiency of the GE GEnx-2B engine by a not inconsiderable…

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October 10, 2011
AVN
Out of Production Widebodies Continue to Suffer
The lease rates of the older widebodies are largely managing to maintain stable even if the number in storage and being parted out remains high. The only way that lease rentals will rise is if the lease term is shorter and if the financial standing of the lessee weakens still…

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October 11, 2010
AVN
Freighter Values Start to Edge Upwards
Sustained Recovery in Traffic Not Without Setbacks While values of passenger aircraft may require additional time before registering a rise, there are clear indications that values of freighter aircraft are already recovering. The values of most freighter aircraft are recording an improvement, albeit modest, as a result of the significant…

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July 19, 2010
AVN
Power by the Hour Arrangements Dominate
With the leasing of the older widebodies becoming much difficult, lessors are increasingly having to turn to power by the hour arrangements. Power by the hour arrangements was coined by Rolls-Royce more than 20 years ago to reflect performance based contracts for engines. The number of hours flown by the…

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March 15, 2010
AVN
Older Widebodies Make Good Restaurants
The Museum Effect has taken hold of older widebody values such that donation has become a more tax efficient means of disposal as well as offering the potential for a plaque to be installed for the giver, reflecting an enduring contribution to aviation. With so few in service, even parting…

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February 15, 2010
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