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User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Hello all, after selling their two BBJ to the USAF, Ford Air acquired two Braathens 737-700, here is the 1st :

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User currently offlineGaruda From Indonesia, joined Nov 2000, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

What's the reason behind this decision? Are the two "new" -700s cheaper to operate than the BBJs??


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

is this ford as in mondeo and focus ford?

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

But can anyone tell me why Ford disposed of the BBJ and replaced it with a virtually identical aircraft? It just doesn't make any sense to me.

User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

I would guess that they ended up with less outlay in capital, and that they have reduced operating expenses per hour, since the -700 is lighter than the BBJ (the BBJ has the -800 wing and main gear and stuff).


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

Maybe, Just Maybe Ford needs to go into the aviation industry. Next out. The Ford F-100.  Smile

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