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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas
B787-8 Loses Much of its Shine
With the backlog for the B787-8 now less than 48, a sense of realism started to impact values even before the Covid event. Most new aircraft undergo a honeymoon period in their early years when values remain high due to a lack of availability as well absence of trading activity.…

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June 8, 2020
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Aircraft Asset Assessment
The B787-8 Market Presence. The B787-8 has sold in reasonable numbers with the orderbook totaling 422, one less than three years previously of which 374 have been delivered leaving a backlog of 48 units. Between March 2017 and April 2020 there had been one less order for the B787-8. The…

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June 8, 2020
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Values of New Aircraft Drop
The values of new aircraft have experienced a significant fall as a direct consequence of the decline in demand, the deferral of deliveries, the production cuts by the manufacturers and the paucity of orders. The price of a new aircraft as paid by customers and the value of a new…

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June 8, 2020
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Dedicated Freighter Values Hold Steady
The demand for airfreight means that the mass parking of the passenger fleet, lays the responsibility for carriage to the dedicated freighters. The passenger aircraft usually accommodate some 50 percent of the worlds airfreight. Even with lesser economic activity this still means that the freighters are in short supply. Freighter…

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May 25, 2020
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Freighter Conversions Gain Momentum
Widebody Conversions Gain Traction But Pricing Needs to be Competitive The significant reduction in the value of passenger aircraft and the current resilience of the freighter market makes for greater interest in freighter conversions but with the world economy facing recession a sense of realism is needed to manage expectations.…

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May 25, 2020
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B737-700 & A319 Values Suffer Despite Apparent Need for Smaller Aircraft
The values of the B737-700 and A319 would seem to warrant lesser discounting due to the perception that smaller aircraft will be required in the future and this has some validity except that with Delta imposing a maximum 60 percent load factor on all flights, smaller is not necessarily better.…

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May 25, 2020
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Long Term Residuals See Some Gains As Manufacturers Delay New Programs
The calculation of long-term residual values inevitably encompasses an assessment of future demand in the context of product life cycles and the arrival of new products, but the Covid event sees a delay to developments that will benefit existing types. The manufacturers have already introduced significant reductions to production rates…

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May 25, 2020
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Effect of Taint Magnified in Weak Market Conditions
The repair of severely damaged aircraft becomes less likely during weak market conditions while values of those already impacted by “taint” will see a further reduction. The appraisal of individual aircraft requires the assessment of the history of the aircraft. Inevitably, some aircraft suffer damage during their working lives, and…

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May 25, 2020
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