Re: end of the line for the MD-11

Date:         16 Jun 98 02:15:08 
From:         malc@mci2000.com (Malcolm Weir)
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On 08 Jun 98 02:57:59 , kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) caused to appear
as if it was written:

>> It is a pretty safe bet to say that some of the customers will cancel
>> their remaining orders, since the value of the MD11 will take a deep
>> drop.
>
>I see no reason to expect that MD-11 values will plummet.  With nearly
>200 of them built, and substantial commonality with the DC-10, it's not
>like they're rare orphans.  The MD-80 didn't drop in value once Boeing
>announced termination of that program, and for that matter 727 values
>still aren't that bad considering how long they've been out of
>production.

Didn't the TWA MD-80 order happen *after* Boeing announced the end of that
program?

One of the reasons that companies announce end-of-production is so that
potential  customers know that they'd better place an order sooner rather
than later...

Malc.