MrSkyGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1210 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3660 times:
This is an interesting question.. could it have something to do with the nature of the -600's operational use as a short-haul aircraft and the related economics? I recall Winglets costing in the range of $3-4M USD per aircraft to install.. perhaps the payoff is more pronounced for aircraft that operate longer flights?
Perhaps someone with some economic [and perhaps technical] background on the subject can comment and clear it up.
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PC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2263 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3445 times:
I've often wondered what a BBJ based on the -600 with "wet" belly tanks and winglets performance would be like. I know that would eliminate virtually all cargo volume in the belly, but the thing would be more than big enough to store the bags somewhere in the cabin.
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viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21679 posts, RR: 23 Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3354 times:
Quoting MrSkyGuy (Reply 6): This is an interesting question.. could it have something to do with the nature of the -600's operational use as a short-haul aircraft and the related economics?
I expect the main reason was covered in the earlier thread. With only 69 737-600s built, the certification costs would probably be too high on a per-aircraft basis.
And they're not only used on shorthaul routes. WestJet often uses their 13 737-600s on nonstops of 4 or 5 hours, like the YUL-YVR nonstop below with a scheduled time of 5 hrs 34 min. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/WJA505
j0rdan From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 127 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3011 times:
Quoting rikkus67 (Reply 14): Ever flown in one? You can feel a slight difference in G's on takeoff compared to her larger brethren!
Ill be flying a Westjet -700 & -600 this weekend (look for my first trip report to follow ). It will be my first time on the -600 so ill see if I can spot the difference in G's. I wish Westjet followed through with the plans for winglets on 737-600's as it would be neat to see the -600 with winglets.. If I recall right didn't WS incur some sort of penalty for cancelling the plans?