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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas MD11
Rising Price of New Aircraft Follows Recovery Trend from Previous Downturns
The increase in the price – and value - of new aircraft in the next few years is the most significant in twenty years with unwanted inflationary pressures also set to benefit some used types. Any forecasting needs to draw upon past events. The industry has been through some seven…

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January 2, 2023
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Semi-Annual Jet Aircraft Current Market Value Assumptions
The listing of current and future values is based on the year of build. The essential assumption is that the aircraft are being sold as a single unit and between a willing seller and willing buyer for cash. The high and low figures represent adjustments for offer and sale prices,…

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January 2, 2023
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A South Sea Bubble in the Making?
The values of freighters remain strong as is evidenced by the dash for conversions but there remains a concern that this may be a South Sea Bubble in the making with demand failing to match capacity. The origins of the South Sea Bubble, the South Sea Company having been founded…

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December 5, 2022
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B747-400 Values At Rock Bottom
Even with the shortage of widebody capacity there is no upside for values of the quad B747-400, a type that now seems to belong tp a previous era rather than being the Queen of the Skies. Even before the effects of the Covid Event, operators had become increasingly conscious of…

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December 5, 2022
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A330-300 Values Suffer Even As Asian Traffic Recovery Accelerates
The values of the A330-300 continue to decline, albeit by a more modest amount, even as the international market recovers. The values of the A330-300 have experienced a range of fortunes since the type was first introduced in the early 1990s. When the type was first introduced into service in…

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November 7, 2022
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B777-300 Values Face the Abyss
The B777-300 has always operated in the shadow of the -300ER and today that is even more the case. Values of the B777-300 continue to flounder even as the international market improves by leaps and bounds. The B777-300 has always failed to inspire being one of Boeing’s “B” variants and…

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October 24, 2022
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Freighter Values Unchanged
The freighter market appears to remain extremely buoyant with conversions accelerating and more orders being placed but freighter traffic is perhaps seeing some weakness not least because of supply chain issues. IATA reports that for July 2022, airfreight traffic was some three percent lower than for the same month of…

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September 26, 2022
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Parting Out Values Start to Improve As Demand Increases
The parting out of aircraft used to realize large sums not least because of the value of the engines, the retained fleet, and the cost of new components and while the Covid Event impacted this equation, the recovery has seen increased interest once more not least because utilization has increased,…

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July 4, 2022
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