Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 16354 times:
For one that is no longer able to fly.... A few 100,000$.
For one that might, with a lot of work, be able to fly again:
A few 1,000,000$
The former could be used as house, the latter as ... I dunno. I suppose you could cram it full of seats and ask people money to squeeze themselves into it and move all the people and the plane around them to a different position... but I'm not sure it'd pay off in the end...
Teej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 16313 times:
I've seen adverstisements for used aircraft before, but I'm not sure where. I do remember a couple of 737-200s going for 6 or 7 million bucks, so my guess for a 747 classic is somewhere in the neighbourhood of 25-30 Million. The new ones retail for almost 200 million, and aircraft have a low depreciation rate compared to cars....
As for the operating costs, I'd imagine that'd put you back enough to not bother with the old clunkers and stick with a Cessna.
Duke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 16290 times:
Price would vary a lot. A couple of years ago, used B747SPs sold between
$ 5 million and $ 25 million. Likely it would depend on the airframe's age,
quality, check status and if it has stuff like special avionics (but have they
that on old 747s?) and corporate interiors. If I could buy any B747 in the world,
it would be SP P4-AFE, a "private" jet that once flew charters to YYZ; I
think I saw it in its white livery on 10 August 1997. As uncle Roger would say,
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 16267 times:
As people have pointed out, it depends on the fittings, cycles, parts, etc... but a ballpark estimate for one in flying condition should be in the vicinity of $9mil to $17 mil. Anything below that is a steal, and above that is a ripoff.
G-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1535 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 16188 times:
I the main problem of buying a second/third hand aircraft is getting all the appropriate air-worthiness certificates together. In order to have these, most air-frames must be tip-top condition. The CAA in the UK is very strict. Not surprisingly, airlines don't do much maintenance if a frame is going to be retired, so the prospective purchaser can face an awfully expensive bill doing remedial maintenance work.