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Cost Of 742(BC)F Vs 744 To BCF?  
User currently offlineGymClassHero From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3295 times:

While there are many 747-400Fs and BCFs in the desert, most, if not all, are already spoken for. So as the cargo market recovers, some carriers operating today, or future start-ups, will face a dillema.

So cost wise, what is cheaper, buying a 747-200(BC)F (already converted) or buying a pax 747-400 and paying for the conversion?

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29170 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

You can get a 747-200F at basically scrap value.

Need a good heavy check that will run ~$4mil on the frame, plus money on the engines depending on their shape if its cheaper to overhaul or simply go find some used ones with more time remaining on them.

From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 34058 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3277 times:
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It would be cheaper to purchase a 747-200SF compared to buying and converting a 747-400 into a 747-400BCF.

However, when it comes to operating costs and revenue generation, the 747-400BCF is the better option over the mid to long-term.

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