|Quoting Faro (Thread starter):|
Over the entire life of an airliner (airframe + engines), would cumulative total maintenance costs (whether discounted to date of acquisition or not) exceed the aircraft's original acquisition cost?
|Quoting NicoEDDF (Reply 1):|
For engines thats certainly true.
Not sure about frame.
|Quoting Laddie (Reply 2):|
I doubt an airline looks at MX costs vs the acquisition cost. They are more likely to compare MX costs against the revenue that airplane is generating.
|Quoting Faro (Reply 5):|
I recall in a neighbouring thread somewhere that for the 773ER, the engines cost more than the basic airframe (I imagine the airframe without electrical/hydraulic/avionic systems/software and customer-specific equipment). If lifetime engine maintenance costs more than the engine acquisition cost, then you are well on your way to having total maintenance costs being more than the total aircraft acquisition cost.
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