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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas DC9-50
The End is Here
With the majority of Chapter 2 aircraft now worth less than $1 million and indeed, much less, there is little to commend the various types in this category. For the majority of Chapter 2 aircraft, any value mostly resides with the operator. Seeking to sell the aircraft for cash was…

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March 2, 2009
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The End is Nigh for Stage 2 Values
The placement of a value on an aircraft implies that the type has some degree of relevance to the market, that it can be marketed to others. However, for the majority of Chapter 2 aircraft, any value mostly resides with the operator. Seeking to sell the aircraft for cash was…

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November 24, 2008
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All Chapter 2 Aircraft Have E- Or Less Rating
The Aircraft Rating afforded to all Chapter 2 aircraft underlines the lack of attraction of such types for asset based financing. While some traders are still able to make money from such types, the aircraft change hands for a fraction of previous prices. There is no escaping that for those…

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August 18, 2008
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Values Remain At Scrap Level
In the late 1980s, all the conferences resounded to talk of Chapter 2 aircraft and hushkits. Today, Chapter 2 aircraft have become largely an irrelevance in the context of asset- based financing and values have long since been at scrap levels. Despite the lack of new products, the combination of…

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April 28, 2008
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Chapter 2 Narrowbody Current Values: No Hiding Place for Chapter 2 Pricing
With the consideration of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6, the lack of attraction of Chapter 2 aircraft is all the more apparent. However, the dismissal of the Chapter 2 fleet per se is too easy. The more astute traders can still make money buying and selling the aircraft. There remain…

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November 12, 2007
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Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Value Listing
Strong Market Keeps Values on Even Keel The market for jets remains very strong such that values of the mainstream jets have enjoyed a further rise over the last six months. The considerable number of orders secured by Airbus and announced during the Paris Salon last month points to still…

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July 9, 2007
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Quality Examples Gain Some Credibility
Traders of older aircraft are perhaps the most experienced and savvy of the industry; they have to be. The aircraft being traded can easily result in profit or loss after perhaps months of negotiation. The aircraft in production may be flying off the shelves but for those trading in virtual…

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June 11, 2007
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Slight Improvement in Lease Rentals
The prospects for the MD83 in the medium to long term remain grim but at least lease rentals have shown a modest improvement. Despite still being the most desirable of MD80 variants, the fortunes of the MD83 continue to falter. While the Ripple Effect has allowed the fortunes of other…

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May 28, 2007
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