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Author Topic: [-] Request: Withdraw age limit for unpressurized aircrafts  (Read 483 times)

Offline qunow

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[-] Request: Withdraw age limit for unpressurized aircrafts
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:54:24 PM »
In real life, many unpressurized aircrafts like DC3 and such have survived into 2010s and remain in continuous service, which I heard it is made possible partially due to the lack of pressurization and thus the lack of fatigue on the airframe per each flight. Would it make sense to remove the "Max 35 years" age rule in AWS?

As I was looking for info about the Basler BT-67 conversion of DC-3, then I realized that as the conversion's launched in 1990 in real life, which in AWS all DC3s would have been scrapped by then.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2017, 12:38:47 PM by Sami »

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Re: Request: Withdraw age limit for unpressurized aircrafts
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 11:03:44 PM »
In real life, many unpressurized aircrafts like DC3 and such have survived into 2010s and remain in continuous service, which I heard it is made possible partially due to the lack of pressurization and thus the lack of fatigue on the airframe per each flight. Would it make sense to remove the "Max 35 years" age rule in AWS?

As I was looking for info about the Basler BT-67 conversion of DC-3, then I realized that as the conversion's launched in 1990 in real life, which in AWS all DC3s would have been scrapped by then.

True, but what is the practicality of flying a 50 yr old aircraft other then dreamhood? With the Super DC-3, we will get new-ish build DC3s. By the late 60s/early 70s, it wont be useful anymore other then serving as a cheap start up for new freighter ops.

Plus have you ever D checked a 30yr+ old aircraft? Its very expensive and just not worth it.

The BT-67 is really cool and I would even like to fly on one, but totally impractical in AWS as is.


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Re: Request: Withdraw age limit for unpressurized aircrafts
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 12:29:57 PM »
True, but what is the practicality of flying a 50 yr old aircraft other then dreamhood? With the Super DC-3, we will get new-ish build DC3s. By the late 60s/early 70s, it wont be useful anymore other then serving as a cheap start up for new freighter ops.

Plus have you ever D checked a 30yr+ old aircraft? Its very expensive and just not worth it.

The BT-67 is really cool and I would even like to fly on one, but totally impractical in AWS as is.


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Unless there's a hard limit, it should be up to the airline whether they want to pay the exponential cost or not.

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Re: Request: Withdraw age limit for unpressurized aircrafts
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 12:38:25 PM »
The 35yrs is a design limit, and it is used in various financial calculations, so not really worth making the changes "just for a few DC-3s" ..

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Re: Request: Withdraw age limit for unpressurized aircrafts
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 01:20:33 PM »
The 35yrs is a design limit, and it is used in various financial calculations, so not really worth making the changes "just for a few DC-3s" ..

interesting information. Thanks for that.

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Re: Request: Withdraw age limit for unpressurized aircrafts
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 06:57:51 PM »
The 35yrs is a design limit, and it is used in various financial calculations, so not really worth making the changes "just for a few DC-3s" ..
In real life, aircrafts do being operate even after they're being fully depreciated?
And that's not just DC-3 being unpressurized
ANd then among pressurized aircraft there are also different airframe with different age limit

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Re: [-] Request: Withdraw age limit for unpressurized aircrafts
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 07:02:26 PM »
Depreciation is based on 25yo span, it is different.

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Re: [-] Request: Withdraw age limit for unpressurized aircrafts
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 07:28:09 PM »
Depreciation is based on 25yo span, it is different.
humm...
Then what are other financial calculations being involved?

 

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