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Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:56 pm

Perhaps a good idea but doubt it will sell well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-59246473

"Mr López Obrador made it a priority to sell the plane when he came to power in 2018, including by lottery.
But three years on, there are still no buyers. Mr López Obrador has admitted that it is hard to sell because it was made bespoke, at a cost of $200m (£149.4m).
The Mexican plane carries only 80 people, and has a full presidential suite with a private bath. Converting it to a commercial jet would be expensive.

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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:59 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
Perhaps a good idea but doubt it will sell well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-59246473

"Mr López Obrador made it a priority to sell the plane when he came to power in 2018, including by lottery.
But three years on, there are still no buyers. Mr López Obrador has admitted that it is hard to sell because it was made bespoke, at a cost of $200m (£149.4m).
The Mexican plane carries only 80 people, and has a full presidential suite with a private bath. Converting it to a commercial jet would be expensive.

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Obrador is the Mexican President....
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:07 pm

Wrong country....
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:11 pm

exmike wrote:
Wrong country....


Right country, bad summary of the article. The article discusses primary the Peruvian jet, but then says hopefully it fares better than the Mexican jet, which it then describes.
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:16 pm

Isn't there 3 Peruvian Govt 737's ? FAP-350/352/356 ?
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:22 pm

Who nowadays is likely to want a 737-200?
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:30 pm

It used to be a TAP aircraft first in 1983.
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:30 pm

DartHerald wrote:
Who nowadays is likely to want a 737-200?


If it is a low cycle, well maintained 737-200, Nolinor would probably be interested since they could install a gravel kit to fly it in the arctic regions of Canada.
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:35 pm

DartHerald wrote:
Who nowadays is likely to want a 737-200?


If I had the money I would buy it without batting an eyelid. There must be others like me too, with cash :)
There must be some serious tech issue which may be preventing the sale.

Love the -200. Such a lovely aircraft. Have flown in many times during my childhood.
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:39 pm

flyingclrs727 wrote:
DartHerald wrote:
Who nowadays is likely to want a 737-200?


If it is a low cycle, well maintained 737-200, Nolinor would probably be interested since they could install a gravel kit to fly it in the arctic regions of Canada.

Would they be interested in a full pax 737-200 though? Because good luck finding someone to install a cargo door on a 737-200.
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:45 pm

But it isn't a full pax aircraft. It has VIP fittings including a presidential bedroom.
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:47 pm

Tristarsteve wrote:
But it isn't a full pax aircraft. It has VIP fittings including a presidential bedroom.

Yes but if you rip that all out it can only be used for pax, unless you load the cargo through the pax doors.
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:02 pm

Polot wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
DartHerald wrote:
Who nowadays is likely to want a 737-200?


If it is a low cycle, well maintained 737-200, Nolinor would probably be interested since they could install a gravel kit to fly it in the arctic regions of Canada.

Would they be interested in a full pax 737-200 though? Because good luck finding someone to install a cargo door on a 737-200.


I think the NG cargo conversions use cargo doors previously licensed for the 737-200 and 300. Nolinor bought a VIP low cycle 737-200 from Africa a few years ago. That airframe was converted into a combi. Finding a company to do a P2F conversion shouldn't be that difficult.
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:57 pm

commpilot wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
Perhaps a good idea but doubt it will sell well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-59246473

"Mr López Obrador made it a priority to sell the plane when he came to power in 2018, including by lottery.
But three years on, there are still no buyers. Mr López Obrador has admitted that it is hard to sell because it was made bespoke, at a cost of $200m (£149.4m).
The Mexican plane carries only 80 people, and has a full presidential suite with a private bath. Converting it to a commercial jet would be expensive.

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Obrador is the Mexican President....


Yep, and the $200 million price tag was for the 787.

Even a government would have a tough time dropping 200 mil on a 732.
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:10 pm

LOL, one of the last of Sutter’s masterpieces in good shape, probably? You really get a good idea of how low sitting the plane was designed when looking at the image shown in this thread.
 
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Re: Peru's government try to sell presidential Boeing jet

Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:37 pm

TC957 wrote:
Isn't there 3 Peruvian Govt 737's ? FAP-350/352/356 ?

This for the most part is an empty gesture if they really wanted to rid themselves of the trappings of power & privilege. To promote a more egalitarian image, then selling the one below will be the clearest signal thereof and way more convincing..... :airplane:


:dollarsign: 18.5M for a 732 now is quite unrealistic -- even for a well-appointed VIP bird. :old:

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