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Author Topic: anyone done an engine conversion pre- / post- delivery //cost?  (Read 926 times)

Offline spiff23

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anyone done an engine conversion pre- / post- delivery //cost?
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:29:53 AM »
Saw the DC-9-41 engine conversion opportunity.   Anyone done one of these engine conversions yet that can comment on merit of pre-delivery vs. post delivery conversion cost?

I can't tell if I'm losing my purchase discount if I change the order --relative to just waiting for delivery then changing.

Quoted pre delivery change price to the -11 engines is going to run about $600k per plane.   Anyone convert a DC-9 after delivery and remember the cost for a comparison?  (not sure if any current models qualify).

I can't tell if I'm just getting an engine cost quote or now the original discount is disappearing and I'm buying the plane at a higher cost as happens when you change a lease to purchase prior to delivery.

If no one knows, then I'll reply in a week or so as I'm inclined to wait and take my chance post-delivery (or try one of each to have my own answer).


Offline Kadachiman

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Re: anyone done an engine conversion pre- / post- delivery //cost?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 02:50:48 AM »
The range increases by 50 Nm
The fuel consumption is 140 Kg/hr less
Is the conversion really worth the cost?

It is likely that you will lose your purchase discount
I make this comment not from 100% knowing but I am assuming you will, as most other changes made to waiting delivery aircraft DO negate any discounts


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