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How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4037 times:

........ for lets say Boeing to deliver an aircraft from the moment its ordered .
I guess its depends largely on the type of aircradt and how full the production line. But letsadmit an airline choses the 737-800 and 777 with a prouction line that's pretty full . How much will it take for them to recieve the aircraft once they have ordered it.

The same would go for an airline ordering an A319, and an A330.

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[Edited 2006-11-29 20:55:02]


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User currently offlineYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4013 times:

At first I thought you were referring to how long it takes from the time the new bird leaves the factory until it reaches the airline customer. In this situation, it would take Boeing anywhere from 15 mins to deliver an aircraft to Alaska Airlines, to a couple of days to deliver a new aircraft to the other side of the world.

As to your own question, there would be a lot of variables involved, but generally the aircraft manufacturer and the purchaser agree on a delivery timetable for all aircraft ordered.


User currently offlineChrisI1024 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3998 times:

This thread is ripe for any number of A380 jokes.

User currently offlineCirrusDriver From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

Quoting ChrisI1024 (Reply 2):
This thread is ripe for any number of A380 jokes.

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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3506 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

My dad said they could build an aircraft in a week? Im not sure how true it is anymore.


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User currently offlineCaptainsimon From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3816 times:

Boeing can builld a 737 in just under 2 weeks, but it takes time for them to slot your A/C in to the production line as they are building for loads of customers.

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3072 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

Got a friend on the line at Boeing, they build the 737 start to finish in about 8 days.


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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5686 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3767 times:
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Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 6):
Got a friend on the line at Boeing, they build the 737 start to finish in about 8 days.

Well they complete the assembly of a whole bunch of components, some of which have been in the manufacture process far more than 8 days.

There are many long lead time items involved in aircraft manufacture.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

My instructor at my AMT school tells me that Airbus has their A320/19's made before the order. So its like an airline goes to Airbus and says I want 2 A320's. Airbus would say, ok lets draw up the papers, etc etc... Then the customer walks out on the ramp with the Airbus rep and you can pick the planes you want, just point them out. Then its a done deal (the painting is a totally different thing....)

Any truth to this?



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User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 8):
Any truth to this?

Yes, but no. What it sounds like he is refering to is the practice of building "whitetails". When orders dry up (or are canceled at the last minute)sometimes manufactuers will build aircraft without a specific order intead of letting valuable equipmen tand union owrkers who could be getting paid anyway go idle.

There is, however, currently a backlog for new Airbus narrowbodies and so you would be hard pressed to "buy one off the lot" as it were.


As far as the 8 days stuff people are talking about- It sounds like you are refering to final assembly, where completed sub assemblies are put together. I guess it really depends when you consider the prcoess to start- is it at the mine where the ore is pulled from the earth?



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