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New Ford 737-700 : VP-BBT

Fri Sep 06, 2002 7:54 pm

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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RE: New Ford 737-700 : VP-BBT

Sat Sep 07, 2002 2:15 am

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

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RE: New Ford 737-700 : VP-BBT

Sat Sep 07, 2002 2:19 am

is this ford as in mondeo and focus ford?
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RE: New Ford 737-700 : VP-BBT

Sat Sep 07, 2002 3:14 am

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.
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RE: New Ford 737-700 : VP-BBT

Sat Sep 07, 2002 10:22 am

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).

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RE: New Ford 737-700 : VP-BBT

Sat Sep 07, 2002 2:42 pm

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

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