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B737-300F And -400F

Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:47 pm

I am doing some performance computations on behalf of a friend who is evaluating B737-300 and -400 freighters for a leasing project. I have found some resources on the web but any expert opinions especially with operating costs comparisons will be much appreciated.
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RE: B737-300F And -400F

Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:15 am

The July 2009 issue of Aircraft Commerce had an article titled: "Narrowbody freighter selection for low utilization operations". The article gives the following figures for an express-package carrier:

Cash operating costs:

$5,900 for a 737-300F
$6,300 for a 737-400F

Maintenance costs per flight hour were ~$1,100 for both models.

Lease costs for both models were calculated at $2,500 per trip.

Overall trip costs:

$8,000 for a 737-300F
$8,700 for a 737-400F
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RE: B737-300F And -400F

Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:29 pm

Thanks for the information.
The figures were very useful. While I couldn't find the mentioned article but found an useful article titled "Narrowbody freighter fuel burn & operating performance" while searching for it.

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