DL Buys Second-hand 777 For Just $7.7 Million (by KarelXWB Dec 17 2015 in Civil Aviation)
It doesn't look like DL paid anything near $7 million for an used 777:
The Boeing 777-200ER is not worth $7.7m or even $10m, but $37m to $47m, according to four appraisers who appeared today at the ISTAT AGM.
Doug Kelly of the consulting/appraisal firm Avitas notes that the Rolls-Royce Trent-powered 777s are, indeed, the least desirable airplanes. GE or PW-powered airplanes commands a $7m premium, he said.
AerCap is selling 777-200ERs with leases attached for more than $50m, Kelly said.