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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas MD-87
Lease Rentals Rise But Values Remain on the Ropes
Lease rentals of the McDonnell Douglas MD83 have managed to register an improvement over the last six to nine months as operators have had to confront a lack of availability of more modern aircraft types. Despite still being the most desirable of the MD80 variants, the fortunes of the MD83…

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July 25, 2005
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Iberian Order Piles on Pressure for MD80 Values
Narrowbody Replacement Order Foretells Retirement of MD80s The Spanish airline Iberian's order for up to 79 new aircraft would prompt the carrier to release older units into the marketplace, which could adversely affect values of the already beleaguered MD87 and MD88. The order from Iberian for 15 Airbus A318s, nine…

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March 7, 2005
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Improving Market Keeps Values on Even Keel
Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing Highlights Resurgence The development of the B7E7, the launch of the A350, the likelihood of major updates to the B737NG and A320 families before 2010 are all factors that are drawing attention away from the modest improvement in current market values for most of the…

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January 24, 2005
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MD82 Values Fail to Step Away from Abyss
The preference for mostly new equipment from the plethora of new and expanding low-fare carriers has resulted in a period of sustained weakness for MD82 values. Five years ago, the lack of availability and the relative strength of the airline industry prevented values of the MD80 from sliding toward the…

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July 12, 2004
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Stage 4 Nozzle Improves 'Residual Asset Values'
In gaining Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of the Stage 4 MD80 exhaust nozzle, the manufacturer, Goodrich Aerostructures, indicated the modification would improve "the aircraft's useful life and residual asset values" by ensuring compliance with new Stage 4 limits in both Europe and the United States. Goodrich supplies the exhaust…

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July 12, 2004
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MD87 Values Yet to Hit Rock Bottom
Values and rentals of the MD87 continue to slide as the aircraft faces concerns over noise and rising maintenance costs, and becomes vulnerable in fleet-replacement programs. McDonnell Douglas sought to offer competition to the B737-300 by downsizing the basic MD80 series fuselage. Instead of incorporating a maximum of 172 passengers,…

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March 22, 2004
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Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing
Values Seek to Shrug Off Security Woes The latest round of high profile media attention on aviation-related security issues has the potential to adversely affect the tenuous recovery in lease rentals should such issues persist or manifest into terrorist action. Prior to the current spate of problems, the industry was…

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January 12, 2004
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No Respite in View for MD83 Values
Despite being the most desirable of MD80 variants, the fortunes of the MD83 have fared little better than the other models. The deterioration in MD83 values, after some uncertainty in the early 1990s, began in earnest in 2000. The cessation of production in the preceding year, the increasing concern over…

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November 3, 2003
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