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Aircraft Archive: McDonnell Douglas
Aircraft Asset Assessment - B747-8I
Market Presence. The development of the B747-8I improved the operating economics of the type but with the move towards twins and a changing market structure this was not enough to induce replacement orders for the -400. There is little to commend the -8I and the availability of such an aircraft…

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December 6, 2021
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Turboprop Residuals Take Account of New Models
The values – both current and future - of turboprops have been able to enjoy a measure of reasonable stability for a decade or more partly because of the absence of any major changes to the product line but with Embraer seeking to enter this segment of the market and…

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December 6, 2021
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Outlook for 2022 Likely to See Stuttering Recovery
Widebodies Again Bear Brunt of Uncertainty The spread of the Omicron variant has caused many countries to either impose additional restrictions on international travelers or to ban international flights altogether, thus delaying the recovery of the international market and the values of larger aircraft. The Covid Event always had the…

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December 6, 2021
AVN
Future Potential Surplus May Undermine Strong Freighter Values
History Demonstrates Volatility of Freighter Values The market for freighters has been one of the few categories of aircraft to enjoy a measure of strength during the catastrophe that is the Covid Event but there is a question mark as to whether the aircraft due to be converted can find…

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November 22, 2021
AVN
Asking Prices Remain Optimistic
The market continues to be weak for most passenger aircraft but demand is improving and this is allowing owners to place aircraft onto the market in the hope that a sale can be secured. A 1991 B747-400 (MSN 24730 ex-Japan Air Self-Defence Force) is on the market for $3.5 million.…

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November 22, 2021
AVN
Baseline Lease Rental Terms Start to Return to “Normal”
The LRM (Lease Rental Matrix), which determines the average lease length and the adjustment to quoted lease rentals to reflect longer or shorter terms, has seen an improvement over the last six months as traffic has improved. Lease terms can vary considerably and are to a large extent dependent on…

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November 22, 2021
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Reducing Storage Aids Regional Jet Rentals
The market for regional jets over the course of the eighteen months has been geocentric with the U.S. fleet notably employed while others have languished in storage. Storage alone does not necessarily dictate lease rentals but it does provide evidence as to potential demand and the ability of lessors to…

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November 22, 2021
AVN
Freighter Values At Their Peak
The airfreight market continues to enjoy strong growth with cargo traffic being some nine percent higher than the same period in 2019. When compared to September 2020 traffic is some 15 percent greater. The demand for airfreight, as detailed above, continues to show sustained growth not least because of some…

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November 22, 2021
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