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# Of Hours On Delivery

Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:41 am

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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RE: # Of Hours On Delivery

Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:33 am

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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RE: # Of Hours On Delivery

Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:05 am

Thank you for the reply, I have always wondered on that.
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RE: # Of Hours On Delivery

Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:25 pm

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

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RE: # Of Hours On Delivery

Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:50 pm

IFIXCF6- Can you elaborate as to why Air France would deliver a brand new 777 to a scrapping facility (Victorville)?
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RE: # Of Hours On Delivery

Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:18 pm

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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