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User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 970 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

Can someone explain to me what exactly happened on the Air France cash in 1995 in India? Why was the aircraft not written off? I heard, it cost $150 million to fix the bird, might as well buy a new one for that price.

Regards, Boeing727

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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (16 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

My guess as to why they didn't write it off is because a brand new 747-400 costs in the vicinity of $180 million. Not to mention that in order to buy a new 744 the wait for it would have (probably ) been longer than if they were to just fix it themselves.

« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offline24291 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

A write-off isn't just found money, The insurance company has to choke up the cash. So, if you were the insurance company, would you prefer to pay $150 million for repairs, or would you rather give Air France a brand-new plane at a cost of $180 million? But you're right, it is almost as if two aircraft had to be paid for.

About the crash, isn't there somebody here who can tell us what happened?

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