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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas DC9-10
Values Remain At Scrap Level
In the late 1980s, all the conferences resounded to talk of Chapter 2 aircraft and hushkits. Today, Chapter 2 aircraft have become largely an irrelevance in the context of asset- based financing and values have long since been at scrap levels. Despite the lack of new products, the combination of…

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April 28, 2008
AVN
Chapter 2 Narrowbody Current Values: No Hiding Place for Chapter 2 Pricing
With the consideration of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6, the lack of attraction of Chapter 2 aircraft is all the more apparent. However, the dismissal of the Chapter 2 fleet per se is too easy. The more astute traders can still make money buying and selling the aircraft. There remain…

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November 12, 2007
AVN
Quality Examples Gain Some Credibility
Traders of older aircraft are perhaps the most experienced and savvy of the industry; they have to be. The aircraft being traded can easily result in profit or loss after perhaps months of negotiation. The aircraft in production may be flying off the shelves but for those trading in virtual…

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June 11, 2007
AVN
"Ripple Effect" Allows Values Some Stability
Most aircraft are able to claim at least one period of recovery and depending on market conditions, some can manage more. The B727-200 (non advanced) experienced notable improvement in the late 1980s and then again in the mid-1990s despite being more than 20 years of age. This period of recovery…

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March 5, 2007
AVN
DC9 Values Possess Little Relevance
Values of the once ubiquitous DC9 have continued to remain at scrap levels. The stretched version of the DC9-10 was initially designated the -20 although this was soon changed to the -30. The stretch was facilitated by the raising of the MTOW by the FAA which allowed the 80,000lb -30…

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February 19, 2007
AVN
Demand For Capacity Fails To Inspire Values Of Older Types
There continues to be pressure on the market for additional capacity. In the main, such demand continues to focus on the newer types while older Stage 2, modified or otherwise, are not only ignored but also the target for replacement. This period of recovery does not follow the traditional trend.…

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December 11, 2006
AVN
Chapter 2 Values Remain At Scrap Levels
The value attributed to most Chapter 2 aircraft lay in the eye of the operator. The majority of Chapter 2 or stage 2 aircraft are now fortunate to possess a value greater than $1 million. The number in storage only seems to rise rather than fall, even though more are…

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September 18, 2006
AVN
Chapter 2 Values Hit the Buffers
The values of the older Chapter 2 aircraft continue to decline with many having reached scrap levels in recent years. Noise, maintenance and fuel costs have all combined to ensure the displacement of the old in favor of the new. The preference for newer aircraft is also a function of…

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May 15, 2006
AVN
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