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Author Topic: About engine commonality  (Read 826 times)


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About engine commonality
« on: October 16, 2010, 03:54:46 PM »
Ok, so this isn't a big issue and doesn't affect much, but I have 5 aircraft operating GE CF6 -engines (2 sub types) and 1 aircraft operating PW JT9D engines. Now, the fleet commonality page is showing my fixed maintenance costs to be $350k/month/GE, but only 150k/month/PW. How is this possible, that the engines I have more cost more to maintain?

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Re: About engine commonality
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 06:15:06 PM »
Because that sentence is wrong.  Always has been.

You don't pay $350K PER month PER engine.

You pay that much PER month.  Period.  The " / engine" part shouldn't be there.

So, on a per-engine basis, you're paying less for the GEs due to economies of scale.


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Re: About engine commonality
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 06:41:39 PM »
Ok, thought so... But good to know it's just the text  8)


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