RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4188 posts, RR: 37 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5072 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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YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5048 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.
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4802 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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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?