GymClassHero From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2533 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?
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26484 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2524 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