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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas MD90
MD90 Values Collapse
The values of the MD90 are no more. With Delta accelerating the retirement of its fleet there is little likelihood of widespread use by other operators. Prior to the Covid event, Delta operated 29 of the type but this month sees the withdrawal of all MD90s and MD88s. Thus, unless…

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June 22, 2020
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The MD90 Market Presence. The reasonable operating economics, low noise footprint and restriction emissions still failed to generate interest in the type from all but a single operator in the last decade even when alternatives were in short supply. The number of pilots certificated on the aircraft was limited making…

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June 22, 2020
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Narrowbodies Fare Better than Widebodies
COVID-19 has had a disastrous effect on the values of virtually all aircraft types but some narrowbodies are managing to shrug off the worst of the discounting. In this issue, a ROM (rough order of magnitude) is provided for narrowbodies in terms of the level of discounting to be applied…

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April 14, 2020
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Aircraft Values in Economic Downturns
Any forecasting needs to draw upon past events. The industry has been through some seven major M events over the course of the last 50 years. The invasion of Kuwait in 1990 led to a significant decline in the global economy while the events of 2001 had a direct effect…

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March 30, 2020
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Assumptions
The table is published on an annual basis and complements the quarterly updates to specific aircraft categories. The table encompasses both current and future lease rentals. The methodology involved in calculating lease rentals differs from that of values. Lease rentals display greater volatility. Rentals are calculated individually and are not…

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March 2, 2020
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Assumptions
The listing of current and future values is based on the year of build. The essential assumption is that the aircraft are being sold as a single unit and between a willing seller and willing buyer for cash. The high and low figures represent adjustments for offer and sale prices,…

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January 6, 2020
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“Residual Cascade” Sees Need for Fresh Risk Analysis
Values May See Fundamental Change in 10 Not 20 Years The market is potentially at a turning point when a series of events will initiate a “Residual Cascade” whereby residual values may irrevocably deviate from the current expected path. As the year ends, residual values need to be viewed in…

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December 9, 2019
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Uncertain Timing of B737MAX Helps Values
The parking of the B737MAX and the absence of hundreds of newly delivered examples is helping to maintain values of some existing aircraft, aircraft that otherwise would be seeing considerable declines. The market for airlines is not positive. While demand is still relatively high and load factors are at near…

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November 11, 2019
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