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User currently offlineJOSS21 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

Which legacy carrier has the youngest age of its jets>?
Which has the oldest (NW)?

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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Oh dear god. Here we go again....

Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29356 posts, RR: 73
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

I believe CO has the youngest fleet, while we all know NW is the oldest (but very, very well maintained).

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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17653 posts, RR: 65
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

CO probably has the youngest fleet in the US. Worldwide, it sort of depends on who you count as a legacy carrier, but SQ is way up there.

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineDayflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Co and NW respectively, I believe.

I just flew on an old NW 757-200 (DTW-BOS-DTW) and enjoyed every moment of it. Very well maintained AC, unlike the old DL 757's I have been on.

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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Please don't kill me for this silly question.

Are they parameters to measure if an aircraft is young or old? (e.g. more than 5, 10, 15 years, or depends of maintenance, or other factors).

User currently offlineSXMbyKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

at www.airfleets.net you can find fleet age of all airliners (even per plane-type)


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 6285 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2020 times:


In the real world aircraft age is measured by two things:
Hours flown and cycles flown. Hours is obvious and cycles refers to a completed flight, ie a take off, some time in the air, followed by a landing is one cycles. Most component life and inspections are specified by either or both of these parameters.

These two parameters can be almost in sync to wildly different. The best example of the latter is JAL & ANA's B744D. They were delivered without winglets and configured for Japanese domestic operations. In this role they will obviously rack up a disportanate number of cycles for the hours flown. So they brought the winglets and as the airframes reach a high number of cycles they will add the winglets and reconfigure them for long haul ops where the hours will catch up with the cycles.

BTW have any airframes been so reconfigured yet?


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