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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas DC10-40
No Hiding Place For Older Widebody Values
Despite the significant fall in the price of fuel to around $50 a barrel, the lack of demand for the older widebodies, due to reduced traffic levels, has continued to cause problems for values. The previous high price of fuel merely exposed the vulnerability of the widebodies to a sustained…

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December 8, 2008
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Turboprop Rentals Dodge Market Uncertainty
The pressure on jet lease rentals is intensifying but for turboprops the market remains virtually unchanged. While the number of new order placements during the course of the first six months is disappointing (see above) the backlog remains sufficiently healthy as to prevent any material deterioration in new or used…

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September 29, 2008
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Rates Continue to Face Tough Market
The older and less efficient widebodies continue to face difficult market conditions. Even though the price of fuel may have fallen from earlier highs and a shortage of new widebodies exists, the combination of lesser efficiency, rising maintenance costs, unreliability and increasing delivery rates are serving to displace older aircraft.…

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September 15, 2008
AVN
Values of Older Widebodies Continue To Equate To Scrap Levels
The combination of age, maintenance and inefficiency continue to take their toll on the older widebodies so much so that values for virtually all type remain at scrap levels. The high price of fuel continues to accelerate the retirement of older aircraft. The cost of reconfiguring the older widebodies is…

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June 23, 2008
AVN
Rates Fall Away As Operators Shun Older Types
After registering a slight improvement in the middle of 2007, lease rentals of most widebodies have fallen back again as a result of higher fuel pricing. The market for older widebodies is experiencing contraction as a result of the sustained move towards newer equipment. Some operators have been forced to…

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May 26, 2008
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No Hiding Place for Older Widebodies
The combination of age, maintenance and inefficiency continue to take their toll on the older widebodies so much so that values for virtually all type are at scrap levels. The cost of reconfiguring the older widebodies is such that there are few owners willing to undertake the task. A widebody…

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February 4, 2008
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Out of Production Widebody Values: Values Remain Fragile
With the price of fuel continuing to rocket to new highs, the appetite for the gas-guzzling leviathans of old continues to weaken. The combination of three-person flight decks, rising maintenance costs, lesser reliability and fuel consumption are all conspiring to ensure the demise of older widebodies. Remarketing increasingly has to…

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November 12, 2007
AVN
Despite Strong Market Values Keep Falling
Values of older widebodies continue to face weakness as the effects of higher maintenance and operating costs take precedence over lack of newer products. The cost of reconfiguring the older widebodies is such that there are few owners willing to undertake the task. A widebody can cost between $5-10 million…

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August 20, 2007
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