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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas MD83
Age Related Declines Take Effect
The values of most narrowbodies in production are experiencing age related declines. In normal balanced market conditions, values of aircraft should decline by some 5-7 percent per annum. When the market is strong such a decline is less evident and when times are adverse, values can fall by a much…

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September 8, 2014
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Values Continue to Reflect Strong Market
Such is the demand for the aircraft that there sometimes exists The price stated on an invoice which is sometimes used to justify a particular value will not necessarily include all the factors. The net invoiced price may include pilot training – perhaps amounting to one to two percent of…

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June 16, 2014
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Strong Market Keeps Most Values on Even Keel
The values of more modern narrowbodies continue to experience only a modest age related decline. The rise in the backlog – and production rates – has for the last few years led to concern that there will have to be a significant readjustment as market realities take hold. Each time…

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March 24, 2014
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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
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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
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MD83 Values Fail to Clamber Out of Canyon
The values of the MD83 continue to remain depressed as they have been for nearly a decade but the size of the operator base shows that there remains interest in the type. Despite still being the most desirable of MD80 variants, the fortunes of the MD83 have experienced sustained adversity.…

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July 29, 2013
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Aircraft Asset Assessment: MD83
Market Presence. The MD83 experienced its heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s. While values started to stumble more than ten years ago, availability only became a major issue in recent years. Even before production ceased in 1999, the MD83 was already facing severe pressure from the A320 and…

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July 29, 2013
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Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing
Seeking to sell a used unencumbered aircraft for cash, even one less than ten years of age, continues to require considerable pricing flexibility and the preference for newer aircraft continues.  Values of aircraft generally managed to regain some of their losses incurred during the Great Recession but sufficient weakness in…

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July 15, 2013
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