airmale
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Why Not 736 And A318 Business Jets

Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:10 am

Considering they are more appropriately sized than the larger 737-700/800 and A319 ones, why did'nt Boeing and Airbus offer these as such, any plans to?
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RE: Why Not 736 And A318 Business Jets

Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:13 am

I think it has something to do with the maximum range of the aircraft. I believe The 737-600 and A318 have a limited range. So that's my guess why they don't offer them as a business jet.
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RE: Why Not 736 And A318 Business Jets

Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:19 am

In the bigger is better world of bizjets, why make a bizjet based on your smallest airliner, when the slightly bigger one works just as well if not better.

Plus I suppose the higher marginal operating costs for the 737-600 and A318 also trickle down to the bizjet as well. If it costs about the same to operate the bigger plane, why go with the smaller one?
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airmale
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RE: Why Not 736 And A318 Business Jets

Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:30 am

Businessliner or Executiveliner sounds much more appropriate, there is no comparison between the small BJ's and proper airliner's being offered as one.

So its something like choosing a used Mercedes over some brand new car thats not a prestigious make but has the same price tag.
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RE: Why Not 736 And A318 Business Jets

Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:12 am

Anyone thinking about paying $30,000,000 for a business jet is going to want NY-to-Tokyo nonstop range. The Boeing BBJ stuffs extra tankage to accomplish this.

The business jet version of the 717 is really being sold as a "corporate shuttle" with more seats (e.g. 50 to 75) running shorter routes.
 
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RE: Why Not 736 And A318 Business Jets

Sat Dec 20, 2003 5:56 am

736 and 318 BJ???
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