To some extent, it is all too easy to consider that values of one of the most popular of widebodies should not experience any decline until the arrival of the replacement product. However, this is not the way that the market works. Values of the existing product tend to fall as development progresses and as the age profile of the incumbent type increases. The manufacturer will also be under pressure to sell existing units to maintain revenues and realize profitability before production ceases. With static or falling new prices then the decline in values of used aircraft tends to accelerate. Yet, the -300ER has established itself as the most desirable of widebodies – now superseded by the B787-9 and A350 and not least because of the absence of a viable competitor.
You must be logged in as a subscriber to Aircraft Value News to view this page. Please log in below.