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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas DC9-40
Chapter 2 Values Approaching Scrap Levels
While the values of newer aircraft types continue to strengthen, the values of Chapter 2 aircraft have failed to register any improvement. There is now a discernible shortage of quality equipment, but the market continues to turn away from older examples despite their low capital cost. The lack of newer…

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May 30, 2005
AVN
WestJet Retirement Highlights Value Weakness
Following the sale of 20 B767-200ADVs by Ryanair [RYAAY], WestJet [WJA.TO] has announced it will be replacing 15 similar aircraft with Boeing [BA] B737NGs ahead of schedule. The high price of fuel and an increasing maintenance burden are taking their toll on Stage 2 equipment, no matter their age. With…

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February 21, 2005
AVN
Even Scrap Values Provide Little Solace
The sale of 20 B737-200ADVs, a number of spare engines and associated spares by Ryanair [RYAAY] for $10 million highlights the continued deterioration in Chapter 2 values. The line between airworthiness and the scrap yard is increasingly fine. For the B737-200ADV, in particular, the aircraft is subject to a number…

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October 18, 2004
AVN
Chapter 2 Values Continue March to Junkyard
Despite the improvement in general market conditions, there appears to be no chance of any respite for the values of Stage 2 equipment. The unsuitability of most Stage 3 aircraft for asset-based financing has been apparent for a number of years, despite continued widespread operation. There are still a large…

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July 12, 2004
AVN
Chapter 2 Values Experience Further Erosion
Values of Chapter 2 aircraft have experienced further deterioration even though the wider market has at last shown signs of emerging from recession. Values of Chapter 2 aircraft have been sliding for nearly a decade. Some Chapter 2 aircraft, the DC9-30 for example, did enjoy an improvement in the mid…

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April 19, 2004
AVN
Can Stage 2 Values Fall Any Further?
Despite signs that the wider market is beginning to enjoy the benefit of a stringer economy, the fortunes of the Stage 2 market continue to languish. A yawning gap exists between the value of those still in airworthy condition and performing commercial service and those that are in storage and…

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February 9, 2004
AVN
Stage 2 Values Remain in Abyss
With a slight and fractured recovery in the Stage 3 market, the problems of the Stage 2 segment are even more cruelly exposed. In contrast to previous recoveries, for indeed the point of recovery has now passed, where virtually all types experienced a measure of recovery, there now exists a…

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November 3, 2003
AVN
No Respite for Tumbling Stage 2 Values
Values of Stage 2 aircraft, hushkitted or in their original state, continue to deteriorate with scrapping becoming an ever more likely option. For the first time in the history of jet aviation, the theoretical rate of retirement. as dictated by estimated economic lives. has become a reality. In previous recessions,…

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August 11, 2003
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