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Author Topic: New aircraft order  (Read 851 times)

Offline andyair

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New aircraft order
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:38:20 AM »
I'm trying to order some 737-400.

There order backlog said 48 on order and the production rates are:

28-Aug-2004 - 02-Oct-2004   29 / month
02-Oct-2004 - 30-Oct-2004   30 / month
30-Oct-2004 - 01-Jan-2005   29 / month
01-Jan-2005 - 29-Jan-2005   28 / month
29-Jan-2005 - 05-Mar-2005   27 / month
05-Mar-2005 - 02-Apr-2005   26 / month
02-Apr-2005 -    25 / month

so when I try to lease 7 of 737-400, the first delivery at 27-feb-2005 and the last delivery at 12-Jul-2005

Why does it take so long?

Offline JumboShrimp

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Re: New aircraft order
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 06:49:36 AM »
All the parts of the aircraft have to be ordered, constracted, aircraft needs to be assembled, and all of it takes some time...

Offline ZombieSlayer

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Re: New aircraft order
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 02:21:14 PM »
And, in addition to what Jumbo said, each airline can only get a new plane off the assembly line every so often. For the 737 line, best case scenario is about every 24 days regardless of how many other orders have been placed. This is to keep cash rich airlines from hogging all the early production slots and serves as a mechanism to ensure all airlines have a fair shot at production slots.
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Re: New aircraft order
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 02:44:27 PM »
All the parts of the aircraft have to be ordered, constracted, aircraft needs to be assembled, and all of it takes some time...

To assist the OP, specifically, that time is about 3 months from your order assuming there are open slots in the production line. Then you'll get about 1-2 per month as noted by jetwestinc.

Nlgravity

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Re: New aircraft order
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 11:19:52 PM »
Why not kill the idea all together? 737-400 are going to lose you money anyways. The game engine is doing you a favor.

734 is to 738 as Commodore 64 is to modern Desktop  ;)

Offline Jona L.

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Re: New aircraft order
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 11:51:54 AM »
Why not kill the idea all together? 737-400 are going to lose you money anyways. The game engine is doing you a favor.

734 is to 738 as Commodore 64 is to modern Desktop  ;)

Nice comparison, Nico!!

He is right, in MT you won't succeed if you don't use 736/8/9 (not the -700, that is bad as well) or A320family for your Short Hauls!!

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Re: New aircraft order
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 05:35:49 PM »
How about the MD-80's???

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Re: New aircraft order
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 05:41:37 PM »
Why not kill the idea all together? 737-400 are going to lose you money anyways. The game engine is doing you a favor.

734 is to 738 as Commodore 64 is to modern Desktop  ;)

Sorry to disappoint you, but for the number of passenters that a 734 carries, it is quite capable of being a profitable airliner up through the end of the MT era. Of course, the NG series is better due to the availability of the 900 without incurring commonality costs, but since you're comparing a specific plane and making a generalized statement about losing money with a perfectly good plane....

Nice comparison, Nico!!

He is right, in MT you won't succeed if you don't use 736/8/9 (not the -700, that is bad as well) or A320family for your Short Hauls!!

The 736 is worse than the 700.

How about the MD-80's???

Not a great choice in MT. I'm personally a fan of the M90s, but they only work in certain geographies (i.e. transcon range is limited in the US - you've got to be centrally located to use them effectively).  Also, the inability to upgauge them with common types can be a limitation.

Offline alexgv1

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Re: New aircraft order
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 05:47:04 PM »
The 736 is worse than the 700.

I think even 735 is even better than 736 in terms of fuel burn, neither of which are amazing.
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Re: New aircraft order
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 05:51:15 PM »
I think even 735 is even better than 736 in terms of fuel burn, neither of which are amazing.

Correct. The 735 is much lighter than the 736, as the 736 has enough structure/wing built in it to support the 900, so it weighs many tons more...

 

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