Jonnyboy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 220 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3520 times:
Thanks for the great info !
I have always wondered how much the A380 costs, i expect that figure has probably risen even more (280) by now. i bet emirates got a huge discount, maybe even below $200m, having ordered 43 before they came out.
I expected that the big airbuses would be more expensive than the 777 but it turned out they were significantly less.
I didnt realize the boeing price list, when it said like 160-180 that it was depending solely on spec, i thaught it was on the amount u by at once.
GrandTheftAero From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 254 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3015 times:
In our Senior Vehicle Design class in college we learned that airplanes are approximately paid for "by the pound". To prove this to ourselves we went to Boeing's price list and compared the cost of the plane to its MTOW (also available from Boeing's website) by using a least-squares regression line. The results were surprisingly linear; with R-squared values above 0.90. With the regression equation you could make a WAG at the price of an aircraft based on its MTOW. Of course, statistics can not take into account politics (not easily anyway). So things like discounts and governments subsidies that affect the sale price of aircraft cannot be taken into account.
Bobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2793 times:
ok, stupid question: is there sales tax on airplanes? Like if VS bought another round of 744's would they pay sales tax? I'm sure there's a host of tarrifs but...
It depends where the buyer and seller are, but in the unlikely event that they can't get an exemption from their government for making a transaction of "strategic national interest" or some nonsense like that, there are other ways to avoid taxation.
For example, ISTR Boeing considered setting up an office in Madeira, or the IoM, to make tax-free European sales easier..?