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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas DC10-30
Rates Fail to Inspire
Just when it was thought that the market for older widebodies couldn’t get any worse, it has. The demand for older widebodies continues to wither on the vine such that there is little expectation of an improvement. The only way that lease rentals will rise is if the lease term…

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May 11, 2009
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Older Widebody Values Will Not Recover
The fortunes of the older widebodies are at rock bottom even if the price of fuel remains consistently low. Older widebodies may have the advantage of low capital cost but they also have the ability to drain resources and threaten reliability. The three person cockpits, the D checks, engine overhauls…

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March 30, 2009
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Lease Rentals “Set To Decline” in 2009
Lease rentals of narrowbodies currently in production are set to experience further weakness according to lessor CIT Aerospace. According to Alexander Mason of the CIT Group during the Q4 20008 Earnings Call held in late January 2009, Mason stated “2008 was a stellar year for our air segment as the…

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February 16, 2009
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Rates Continue to Weaken
The older widebodies continue to face difficulties despite the fall in the price of fuel. With newer widebodies no longer in such shortage, the older aircraft are failing to experience the benefits of the Ripple Effect. The lease rentals are therefore facing new pressures. The lower interest rates are also…

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February 2, 2009
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Assumptions
The listing of current and future values are based on the year of build. The essential assumption is that the aircraft are being sold as a single unit and between a willing seller and willing buyer for cash. The high and low figures for October 31st 2008 current values represent…

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January 5, 2009
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No Hiding Place For Older Widebody Values
Despite the significant fall in the price of fuel to around $50 a barrel, the lack of demand for the older widebodies, due to reduced traffic levels, has continued to cause problems for values. The previous high price of fuel merely exposed the vulnerability of the widebodies to a sustained…

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December 8, 2008
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Turboprop Rentals Dodge Market Uncertainty
The pressure on jet lease rentals is intensifying but for turboprops the market remains virtually unchanged. While the number of new order placements during the course of the first six months is disappointing (see above) the backlog remains sufficiently healthy as to prevent any material deterioration in new or used…

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September 29, 2008
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Rates Continue to Face Tough Market
The older and less efficient widebodies continue to face difficult market conditions. Even though the price of fuel may have fallen from earlier highs and a shortage of new widebodies exists, the combination of lesser efficiency, rising maintenance costs, unreliability and increasing delivery rates are serving to displace older aircraft.…

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September 15, 2008
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