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readytotaxi
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Do Aircraft Come With A Warranty?

Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:55 pm

When we go into a car show room we want to know that the product comes with a 3,5,10yr warranty on parts & labour, does this apply to Boeing or AirBus?
Do they offer any sort of guarantee with their product once it has been delivered?
Just a thought.  
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RE: Do Aircraft Come With A Warranty?

Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:10 pm

The simple answer is Yes...

Aircraft and their components have warranties usually spelled out in the purchase contracts GTA - General Terms Agreements. Such warranties are complicated enough that most air carriers have departments or groups who monitor the many parts/components covered by the warranties.

I'll stop here if this is a sufficient answer... ok..??
 
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RE: Do Aircraft Come With A Warranty?

Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:11 pm

Bombardier corporate jets offer "Smart Parts", a 5 year nose-to-tail warranty, except for engines and APU which is under a pay-as-you-go insurance program.
 
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RE: Do Aircraft Come With A Warranty?

Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:15 pm

Quoting cf6ppe (Reply 1):
I'll stop here if this is a sufficient answer... ok..??

Nice to know, I guess Qantas has been in touch with the warranty department a few times then,  
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RE: Do Aircraft Come With A Warranty?

Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:12 pm

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 3):
Nice to know, I guess Qantas has been in touch with the warranty department a few times then,

I may be wrong there, but as far as I understand the pay for use agreement with Rolls Royce should already cover the engine warranty; Beyond that it's either RR or their insurers who'd be liable for the damage the rented engine did to the airframe.

I don't think Qantas would actually need to deal with their own warranty providers on this.
 
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RE: Do Aircraft Come With A Warranty?

Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:04 pm

Suggest reading the following for more information on warranties:

http://www.warrantyweek.com/archive/ww20040302.html
 
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RE: Do Aircraft Come With A Warranty?

Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:25 am

474218: That's some good info. there. I know that when we replace non-tracked parts if we suspect the aircraft is still under warranty we return these parts tagged for warranty, these are parts we trash otherwise.
 
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RE: Do Aircraft Come With A Warranty?

Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:31 am

Some light corporate jets and a majority of new GA piston planes come with warranty programs very similar to those found in cars. Some have offered free maintenance for 2 years or 250hrs. Mooney does a "spinner to tail warranty" and a longer "structural warranty".

http://www.mooney.com/images/pdfs/ai...20warranty%20rev%2029-may-2008.pdf
 
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RE: Do Aircraft Come With A Warranty?

Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:02 am

Our new 737-700's and -800's all have big red "AIRCRAFT UNDER WARRANTY" stickers on their mx logbooks.

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