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Question About Buying Used Equipment

Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:55 am

Do airlines ever sign contracts with other airlines and leasing firms in order to get priority on buying used equipment? For example, 757s and MD-11s are becoming more and more valuable to cargo airlines, but they are also getting harder to come by. So I would think that companies like UPS and FedEx would probably want to get a jump on their competitors when it comes to getting their hands on valuable used equipment.
 
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RE: Question About Buying Used Equipment

Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:36 am

That depends on the airline selling the aircraft. They may put out feelers to see who may want the aircraft. I know AA did this when they wanted to get rid of their MD-11s. FedEx bid the best price for these airplanes, so they and AA set up a delivery schedule.