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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas DC10-30
Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing
Only Values of a Few Widebodies Avoid Decline Over just six months values have again felt the chill wind of a downturn as fuel prices soar to record levels. The aircraft most vulnerable to a fall are essentially those no longer in production. Operators are having to reduce services to…

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July 7, 2008
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Values of Older Widebodies Continue To Equate To Scrap Levels
The combination of age, maintenance and inefficiency continue to take their toll on the older widebodies so much so that values for virtually all type remain at scrap levels. The high price of fuel continues to accelerate the retirement of older aircraft. The cost of reconfiguring the older widebodies is…

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June 23, 2008
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Rates Fall Away As Operators Shun Older Types
After registering a slight improvement in the middle of 2007, lease rentals of most widebodies have fallen back again as a result of higher fuel pricing. The market for older widebodies is experiencing contraction as a result of the sustained move towards newer equipment. Some operators have been forced to…

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May 26, 2008
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Holes Start to Appear In Delivery Schedules Contributing to Value Decline
The flurry of casualties in the last few weeks, combined with changes in delivery schedules, is allowing holes to appear in delivery schedules, only partially easing supply issues. While Frontier continue to operate, some aircraft are set to be sold. Other operators have not been so fortunate. ATA Airlines had…

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April 28, 2008
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Annual Jet Aircraft Lease Rate Listing
Lease Rentals Remain Steady Despite Pressures Despite the growing uncertainties over the state of the U.S. economy and financial vulnerability, lease rates for most aircraft remains steady. Even with the fall in interest rates the appetite for aircraft is such that lease rentals remain steady, particularly for the more popular…

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March 17, 2008
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No Hiding Place for Older Widebodies
Though there may be attempts to keep the older widebodies in the sky there are too many negatives to prevent operators from seeking alternatives. Values of newer widebodies may be continuing to enjoy a measure of stability despite the fragility of the financial sector but for the majority of older…

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March 3, 2008
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Freighter Rentals Maybe Easing?
The fragility of the world economy, notably in the U.S., has prompted a note of caution with respect to the freighter market. The most notable trend has been the diversion of traffic away from the air to container ships. The imposition of fuel surcharges on airfreight rates has seemingly had…

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March 3, 2008
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No Hiding Place for Older Widebodies
The combination of age, maintenance and inefficiency continue to take their toll on the older widebodies so much so that values for virtually all type are at scrap levels. The cost of reconfiguring the older widebodies is such that there are few owners willing to undertake the task. A widebody…

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February 4, 2008
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