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Ideas For The 737-200  
User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2775 posts, RR: 24
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

Hey !

I have been thinking lately if its possible to refit the Boeing 737-200 with MD80 engines like the Super27 does I duno much about the technical stuff, it was just an idea that popped up in my head, and with all the noise restrictions going around these days i think its a good possibility to extend the life of those good ol' 732s

Im aware that the cost for such modifications wil be pretty high but just think aobut it

Any comments

Cheers!

MIAspotter


I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

The more I think about it the less sense it makes!

There are so many 737-300 to -500 being retired that it doesn't really make sense to retrofit 20 year old aircrafts.
Economically it is nonsense.

From a practical point (besides that it will get REALLY expensive) of view I see more problems with the clearance of the engines relative to the ground.

P.s.: Ever heard about "hush-kits"??


User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Yeah part of what makes the 732 so great is it can land on strips that other jets can not due to the engines being higher up from the ground more recent aircraft.

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