Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28152 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 19827 times:
Quoting LHRspotter (Reply 7): Quoting Ptugarin (Reply 6):
I believe, Arthur Hailey in hist book Airport mentions that B707 costs under $10M (do not remember the exact figure).
Yes but at the time "Airport" was researched and written a brand new car retailed at only $2-3000.
Early B707s and DC-8s in the late 1950s/early 1960s sold for around $6 million, and the first 747s fin the early 1970s for about $24 million. But the original Ford Mustang had a base US suggested retail price of $2,368 when launched in mid-1964 although most sold for more thanks to the long options list. The cheapest Mustang today has a base price of $19,995, although it has far more standard equipment than its predecessor of 42 years ago.
Nautilusgr From Greece, joined Sep 2006, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 18751 times:
Since you have started a conversation about pricing, I want to ask your opinion and ask how many years it will take for a modern long-haul airliner to become profitable, when a normal aircraft has a life of 25 years (from which the 10 last years have dramatically increased maintenance costs). After a brief check at boeing's prices (http://www.boeing.com/commercial/prices/index.html) I understand that a decision to buy a number of airplanes costing well above $200 million, needs a lot of studying about routing, ticket pricing, passenger compartment arrangements etc.