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Author Topic: CV-240/340  (Read 789 times)

Fegelein

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CV-240/340
« on: March 21, 2012, 06:28:13 PM »
What's the useful lifespan for this aircraft? The bulk of my flying is done with a fleet of CV-240s and CV-340s and I was curious as to whether they get replaced pre-727/737/DC-9 or if they should serve right up until that period?

Offline Sami

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Re: CV-240/340
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 06:43:30 PM »
Well here in Northern Europe they retired the last Convairs in early 1980s... (!!!)

From passenger transport use ... That was 440 model though..


(I dare you guys to use them till that...)  :P
« Last Edit: March 21, 2012, 06:46:03 PM by sami »

Offline alexgv1

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Re: CV-240/340
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 06:55:51 PM »
(I dare you guys to use them till that...)  :P

Got my Fokkers for that purpose and we all know their AWS history/infamy!  8)
CEO of South Where Airlines (SWA|WH)

Offline Troxartas86

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Re: CV-240/340
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 07:14:48 PM »
My CV-240s are all on 5-year lease but if I end up buying them you bet a few might stick around until they fall apart. I'll probably pull them off the longer flights but for my short domestic routes they can't be beat.

Fegelein

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Re: CV-240/340
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 07:15:32 PM »
I was thinking about maybe replacing them with Fokkers, but I've never played a JA game before and I dunno how much the routes are gonna grow. 30-50 pax aircraft are filling up nicely and making money at the present for shorthaul, but I was just wondering what direction I should be planning to go in.

ramsterdambo

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Re: CV-240/340
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 01:13:14 AM »
The trouble with Fokkers and the other popular lake 50s/early 60s turboprops is the MASSIVE queues that pile up. It can be a real bonus having a more quiet production line (almost) to yourself and get planes as fast as possible as a result. The CV 240/340/440 family is a remarkably fast and efficient aircraft for it times and will remain competitive on many routes for years to come. Their only drawback is needing 3 pilots, and their maintenance costs when they get older. Don't feel pressured to replace them too soon though!

highlander1715

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Re: CV-240/340
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 07:01:43 AM »
If we had the possible updates taking the CV to the 640 and 680 stage with Dart power they can go till 2010 and beyond they are still operating Cargo versions in Australia see video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uosUmyex-Lw

and here are two carrying passengers in 1994 9 years after this scenario ends (of course they are both RR powered)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=Po0f-oi8yIE

It is a travesty that we are seeing the Baade 152 (2 prototypes 1 flew little commercial use other than propaganda) but no engine options on Herons, Convairs no Northstars, Argonauts, Hermes or even Yorks in this earlliest start of a Jet Age scenario.  Planes which flew regular scheduled services for BOAC and others alongside Brittanias DC6s and Connies.

http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/complete/ba58/ba58-10.jpg

Nice to see Dragons and Rapides though.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2012, 08:57:31 AM by highlander1715 »

Offline Troxartas86

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Re: CV-240/340
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 07:30:03 AM »
Yeah, I'd go for the Baade just because except that it's terrible and not available until 1963.

Offline norcarolinian

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Re: CV-240/340
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 08:35:58 AM »
It is a travesty that we are seeing the Baade 152 (2 prototypes 1 flew little commercial use other than propaganda) but no engine options on Herons, Convairs no Northstars, Argonauts, Hermes or even Yorks

or Caravelles...

 

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