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Is there a case for replacing the MD-80? Issue 10 Mar/Apr 2000
Financing terms for new aircraft have become so competitive that the A320 and 737-800 could displace the MD-80 with a rare similarity in ASM costs between new and old aircraft. Despite this, MD-80 operators have few complaints about the aircraft and it has a limited secondary market, making it hard to justify replacement.
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