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Author Topic: Should I buy an old plane?  (Read 2825 times)


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Should I buy an old plane?
« on: March 20, 2010, 12:26:30 PM »
I'm thinking about in the future maybe, to set in a new type of plane to operate new routes to Europe. I see a lot of planes
that are between 20 and 25 years, but the game says that the plane are getting to old to fly.

In real life, fex in Norway and Sweden you find planes built in the 80's. Such as McDonnell Douglas and Boeing.

What's the risk about leasing these planes?

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Re: Should I buy an old plane?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 01:00:55 PM »
Steer away from anything over 20 years, unless you are confident it doesn't brake down all the time. ;)

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Re: Should I buy an old plane?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 09:13:31 PM »
I did better off starting with a used plane which was 10 years old compared to 20 years old, you may be fine for some time, even over a year, but the heavy checks will eventually kill you. I would advise stay away from the 20 year planes (just look at costs of C check maintenance and the difference with a newer one and think can you afford to pay that each year).
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Re: Should I buy an old plane?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 11:52:58 PM »
Thanks for the replies. Have leased to planes now, that are 18 years.

After a year, I will lease newer planes, when I can afford newer planes.


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