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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas MD81
Distressed Value Discounting Eases – For Some
The level of discounting needed to dispose of aircraft on a distressed – or fire sale – has gradually eased for some more popular aircraft types but deteriorated for many out of production models. The ISTAT definition of a distressed value is “Distress Value, Forced Sale Value, Liquidation Value are…

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February 10, 2014
AVN
Market Favor Younger Leaving Older Exposed
The market continues to favor the younger examples with even the older versions of those still in production facing sustained weakness. There can be no escaping the enthusiasm for the financing of newer aircraft. While Export Credit Agency (ECA) support is available for both new and used aircraft, the principal…

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December 16, 2013
AVN
Values of Younger Aircraft Continue to Fall
The market conditions are such that there are relatively few major changes to values taking place. There are many countries around the world that have formal and informal limits on the age of aircraft that can be imported and leased. The airlines themselves may also avoid older aircraft even if…

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October 7, 2013
AVN
In Production Values Slip Due to Age
The values of most in production used aircraft are experiencing a slight fall in the context of a still contradictory market. The market on the one hand is experiencing exceptional strength in terms of new orders but on the other the market for used aircraft is comparatively weak unless the…

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June 17, 2013
AVN
Levels of Distressed Discounting Stabilizes
AVAC                      May-13 May-12 Apr-10 Jun-07 Apr-03 A300-600R                    42% 40% 37% 22% 35% A310-300                      41% 39% 35% 24% 40% A319                             29% 28% 26% 14% 25% A320                             26% 27% 30% 16% 30% A321-200                      27% 27% 31% 16% 30% A330-200 26% 24% 25% 15% 30% A330-300En 21% 22%…

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April 8, 2013
AVN
In Production Narrowbody Values Static
The values of in-production narrowbodies have experienced only a modest decline though older examples face continued weakness. The demand for new aircraft seems to remain insatiable as Lion Air, Ryanair and THY all place large orders. The backlog is therefore increasing rather than falling even as the manufacturers have increased…

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March 25, 2013
AVN
Values Fail to Advance
The market for the more modern narrowbodies remains in overall negative territory given that there is seemingly a preference to part out an aircraft rather than seek an onward sale. While there are signs of encouragement in terms of trading activity there continues to be a lack of appetite for…

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December 3, 2012
AVN
Placing Values on “New” MD80 Freighters Proves Difficult
The first flight of the first MD80 has taken place but there remains some uncertainty as to how much the MD80SF is now worth. After more two decades of false starts, an MD80 passenger aircraft has been converted to a freighter by conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI). The late…

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October 22, 2012
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