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Author Topic: [-] Upgrading your old Boeing's  (Read 501 times)

Offline Captim

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[-] Upgrading your old Boeing's
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:57:17 PM »
In RL a decent number of airlines invested in the latest wingtip tech to have their ageing fleet compete with the latest a/c's.

It's a small but significant reason not to cluster into the newest fleet versions made available by the manufacturers...

763 ... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/blended-winglets-debut-on-boeing-767-225951

733 ... http://www.b737.org.uk/winglets.htm

It will be a fleet sub group, granted. But, in terms of allowing mid size carriers to try and keep up with the biggest and richest I see them as key options for their fleets...
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 11:52:00 AM by sami »

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Upgrading your old Boeing's
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 06:21:13 PM »
Lots of these in previous requests...

1.  Re-engine the 707s DC8s...  Actually did happen or was scheduled to...
2.  Upgrading cabin features for an RI or LF boost.
3.  Fuel economy upgrades (your request is in that realm)

Offline Captim

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Re: Upgrading your old Boeing's
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 06:38:44 PM »
All true,

But, this is a tangible and physical differentiation between an older model and an updated one.

They were paid for in RL because they delayed the need for an entire fleet upgrade. The companies that offered the 'fixes' saw a gap in the market, and exploited them. Major international carriers decided they made economic sense...

I''m not going to argue for tiny engine improvements over an a/c's lifespan.

However, this option gave airlines and important differential in deciding whether to fleet type replace, or fleet type upgrade. Considering the economics of the former. I see this a a must addition?

« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 06:43:41 PM by Captim »

Offline NovemberCharlie

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Re: Upgrading your old Boeing's
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 11:50:56 AM »
This site contains a LOT of information on boeing upgrades including graphs.
http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com/products.php

Cheers,

NC

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