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How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 9:53 pm

Can anyone tell me the approx price of a retired B 747-100/200/300 and SP?

I am sure it still cost quite a lot to get one. And I am sure the operating cost would be extremely high for these classics.

I am just curious to know how much it is.........  Smile

 
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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:16 pm

If you have to ask, you can't afford it !!!!
 
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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 11:06 pm

So how much?
 
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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 11:18 pm

For one that is no longer able to fly.... A few 100,000$.

For one that might, with a lot of work, be able to fly again:
A few 1,000,000$

The former could be used as house, the latter as ... I dunno. I suppose you could cram it full of seats and ask people money to squeeze themselves into it and move all the people and the plane around them to a different position... but I'm not sure it'd pay off in the end...

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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:14 am

I've seen adverstisements for used aircraft before, but I'm not sure where. I do remember a couple of 737-200s going for 6 or 7 million bucks, so my guess for a 747 classic is somewhere in the neighbourhood of 25-30 Million. The new ones retail for almost 200 million, and aircraft have a low depreciation rate compared to cars....
As for the operating costs, I'd imagine that'd put you back enough to not bother with the old clunkers and stick with a Cessna.  Big grin
 
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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:21 am

i am not joking but i have seen a 742 for sale for £14,000,000 but cant remember where. it was also still in flying order. had PW engines on it and had 70 seats. only looked a couple of weeks ago.

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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:42 am

Price would vary a lot. A couple of years ago, used B747SPs sold between
$ 5 million and $ 25 million. Likely it would depend on the airframe's age,
quality, check status and if it has stuff like special avionics (but have they
that on old 747s?) and corporate interiors. If I could buy any B747 in the world,
it would be SP P4-AFE, a "private" jet that once flew charters to YYZ; I
think I saw it in its white livery on 10 August 1997. As uncle Roger would say,
aaaaaaaaaahhhhh..................
 
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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:58 am

Aren't most aircrafts that gets retired used for parts, and therefore almost never able to fly after retirement? I think so.

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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 2:58 am

As people have pointed out, it depends on the fittings, cycles, parts, etc... but a ballpark estimate for one in flying condition should be in the vicinity of $9mil to $17 mil. Anything below that is a steal, and above that is a ripoff.
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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:05 am

I would advise you to buy a Tupolev 154 instead. I know a place where you can buy an airworthy TU-154B2 for less than a million USD!
 
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Looking For Da Price?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:13 am

Take a look at it, hope u find it interesting!  Smilehttp://www.boeing.com/assocproducts/airtrade/legal/747.html

 
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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:55 am

Actually, you can pry get one for under $5,000,000, it would pry need a little bit of work though, require a lot of maintence over it's life, anf basically cost a lot to operate.

Click below and you can find better information:





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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 4:00 am

I have checked out www.aso.com/sortlist/forsale.htm for you (a page with sevral aircrafts in all sizes for sale), and I have found those prices:


1970: B747-122 N4724U (former N4713U, the one that riped open over the pacific ocean)
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Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt


Price: $3.000.000

1977-79 B747-200M (three a/c)
Price: $6.000.000 (each)

1980 B747SP (former Air China/Mandarin)
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Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Alan Tsui


Price: $5.900.000

1989 B747-400 Price: $82.000.000

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RE: How Much Does A Retired B 747 Classic Cost?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 6:33 am

I the main problem of buying a second/third hand aircraft is getting all the appropriate air-worthiness certificates together. In order to have these, most air-frames must be tip-top condition. The CAA in the UK is very strict. Not surprisingly, airlines don't do much maintenance if a frame is going to be retired, so the prospective purchaser can face an awfully expensive bill doing remedial maintenance work.

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