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How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:51 am

........ for lets say Boeing to deliver an aircraft from the moment its ordered .
I guess its depends largely on the type of aircradt and how full the production line. But letsadmit an airline choses the 737-800 and 777 with a prouction line that's pretty full . How much will it take for them to recieve the aircraft once they have ordered it.

The same would go for an airline ordering an A319, and an A330.

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RE: How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:02 am

At first I thought you were referring to how long it takes from the time the new bird leaves the factory until it reaches the airline customer. In this situation, it would take Boeing anywhere from 15 mins to deliver an aircraft to Alaska Airlines, to a couple of days to deliver a new aircraft to the other side of the world.

As to your own question, there would be a lot of variables involved, but generally the aircraft manufacturer and the purchaser agree on a delivery timetable for all aircraft ordered.
 
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RE: How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:08 am

This thread is ripe for any number of A380 jokes.
 
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RE: How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:49 pm

Quoting ChrisI1024 (Reply 2):
This thread is ripe for any number of A380 jokes.

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RE: How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:50 pm

My dad said they could build an aircraft in a week? Im not sure how true it is anymore.
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RE: How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:01 pm

Boeing can builld a 737 in just under 2 weeks, but it takes time for them to slot your A/C in to the production line as they are building for loads of customers.
 
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RE: How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:29 pm

Got a friend on the line at Boeing, they build the 737 start to finish in about 8 days.
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RE: How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:36 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 6):
Got a friend on the line at Boeing, they build the 737 start to finish in about 8 days.

Well they complete the assembly of a whole bunch of components, some of which have been in the manufacture process far more than 8 days.

There are many long lead time items involved in aircraft manufacture.
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RE: How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:37 pm

My instructor at my AMT school tells me that Airbus has their A320/19's made before the order. So its like an airline goes to Airbus and says I want 2 A320's. Airbus would say, ok lets draw up the papers, etc etc... Then the customer walks out on the ramp with the Airbus rep and you can pick the planes you want, just point them out. Then its a done deal (the painting is a totally different thing....)

Any truth to this?
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RE: How Long Does It Take To Deliver An A/C?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:45 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 8):
Any truth to this?

Yes, but no. What it sounds like he is refering to is the practice of building "whitetails". When orders dry up (or are canceled at the last minute)sometimes manufactuers will build aircraft without a specific order intead of letting valuable equipmen tand union owrkers who could be getting paid anyway go idle.

There is, however, currently a backlog for new Airbus narrowbodies and so you would be hard pressed to "buy one off the lot" as it were.


As far as the 8 days stuff people are talking about- It sounds like you are refering to final assembly, where completed sub assemblies are put together. I guess it really depends when you consider the prcoess to start- is it at the mine where the ore is pulled from the earth?
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