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User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 297 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2407 times:

I was wondering how many hours the average commercial airliner has at the time it is delivered. I was looking at a photo and the caption said it was returning from it's fourth pre delivery flight.


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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2287 times:

As far as business jets go, at Cessna the average small Citation Jet has less than 10 hours at delivery. Some of the larger Sovereign or Citation X jets may have up to 15 hours at delivery.
The pre-delivery flights include green flights (before interior is installed), and production acceptance flights that verify the performance of all systems (electronic, hydraulic, avionic, etc)



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User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Thank you for the reply, I have always wondered on that.
-Dan



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User currently offlineIFIXCF6 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

The AF 777 F-GSPZ was stored after acceptance, prior to delivery at VCV. It had 7hrs TTAF.

Regards,

Mike


User currently offlineAirline7322 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

IFIXCF6- Can you elaborate as to why Air France would deliver a brand new 777 to a scrapping facility (Victorville)?


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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

I don't think that Victorville is only a scrapping facility. It is merely a storage facility for aircraft. Not every airplane that goes there is scrapped, many of them re-enter service. Some are in short term storage, some in long term storage, and some will be scrapped.

She obviously wasn't scrapped. Here she is last month.

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