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Author Topic: Who has the oldest aircraft?  (Read 3884 times)


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Who has the oldest aircraft?
« on: May 17, 2013, 08:43:15 AM »
Hi Everebody,

As we are entering the new era  these game days,some aircraft still flying from the previous era.
i wonder that ,Who has the oldest aircraft in the down of the millenium scenerio? (but still flying please in good
cond.)when will you retire him?
Which age the aircrafts can fly in airwaysim?

one of my 737 200adv became 23.2 years old i spend $7000000 for d check
now he is in  very good condition to earn above $200000 weekly.
I decided him to fly until age 29 when last A320s arived.

thank you


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Re: Who has the oldest aircraft?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 03:08:30 PM »
My oldest operational aircraft is a 24.5 year old 727-100 that I own, it's at 92% condition and still pulls in about 230k a week after all other costs are paid. The max age for an aircraft in AWS is 35 years so as long as this old bird keeps pulling in money I will keep flying it hopefully till the game's end. I will probably put it through a D-check next year which will keep it set to fly though till 2001.

In the last DoTM I flew a Lockheed Starliner until 1992 at a profit and occasionally flew it at random intervals till the game end, and I had a pair of VFWs which I flew as well, I will try to find my old screen shots showing their income.


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Re: Who has the oldest aircraft?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 03:00:41 PM »
You have to remember that the income you see on the airplane page is before C and D checks (which are seriously expensive when the plane gets older) :)


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Re: Who has the oldest aircraft?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 03:12:32 PM »
Yep but one more round of D-checks will hold me over till the end of the world and while expensive I will probably go ahead and do it anyway since I have cash to spare. (Member of Red Bird Alliance so I may not be "all there" at times when it comes to managing the fleet.) The C-checks cost about 1.87 mil a year for me but since the aircraft pulls in over 230k/week after fuel, A+B checks, route fees, and insurance, I figured I can keep going for a little while longer at least  ;D

Offline Marksw76

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Re: Who has the oldest aircraft?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2013, 06:12:15 PM »
Oldest aircraft?

One of my 737 200s is 14.25yrs now. She pulls in about 160k a week now and I bought her as a short term measure in response to competition

She's going to be withdrawn from service during the next round of fleet renewals.

We at Eastern Promise generally don't tend to run anything over 4 years old nowadays we like to keep things tight and tidy  ;)


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Re: Who has the oldest aircraft?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2013, 08:55:54 PM »
my aim is to open this forum to   find the oldest aircrafts in  DOTM and their operators experience of their usage.
and their  advices.

as far as i saw mar88's 727-100 will be the oldest aircraft after the next D the check if he still decides
to fly with them until the the end of the game.(
of course c and d checks are expensive if you decided to buy them end of the game.
maybe cheap if you decided to buy earlier of the game.
 my 732 advs have  flying since the game has just starte;.that means roughly   
I Will spend

$12000000 for the D checks 3 checks
$18800000 for the C  checks  29 checks
$ 2500000 to stay in hangar for 180 days.
total $ 33300000 FOR......

29 Years

33300000/29 =$ 11500000  per year roughly
11500000/  52  = $  22000 per week

if you earn 200000 weekly with no compitition from them 22000 is not a big deal
if you have well organized and plan at the start of the game.

i have no idea about loosing company image as the time passed.
i have no idea about how effects if you have competitors on the same route
i look forward your experiences?

Offline norcarolinian

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Re: Who has the oldest aircraft?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 05:20:17 AM »
i am still flying 7 DC-9-20s ... the oldest is now 25.01 years old ... the other six range from 22-26 years old ... and i intend to keep them in the air till the end  8)

Offline LemonButt

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Re: Who has the oldest aircraft?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 01:26:03 PM »
Wait until long game worlds happen :)  IRL there are 50+ year old DC-3 and DC-6 still flying around. 


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