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Scrap Value Of Aircraft

Sat Sep 16, 2000 11:47 pm

does anybody know the rough scrap value of the
common commercial aircraft, e.g.
B707, B747, L1011, DC8, DC9 ??
What sources are there to find info about this ?
Thanks !
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747: US$2 Million

Sun Sep 17, 2000 12:11 am


From what I know, a Boeing 747 can be sold a US$2 million. Afterwards... You can't sell it anymore.  

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Alain Mengus

RE: Scrap Value Of Aircraft

Sun Sep 17, 2000 3:15 am

The primary value is in the engines. A B747 airframe (such as the ex TWA ones) can be bought for a couple of hundred thousand US, excluding the engines or APU.
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RE: Scrap Value Of Aircraft

Sun Sep 17, 2000 2:08 pm

Well, around 2 years ago, the authorities at the local airport (Pune-PNQ), were selling off old Dakota (DC3) airframes minus engines and systems at Rs.80,000 (around $2000).

Some genius was talking about buying one to make a personal cabin foir himself!
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RE: Scrap Value Of Aircraft

Sun Sep 17, 2000 2:26 pm

Last December the IL62M of former csechoslovakian president Husak was sold for ATS 200.000,- (EUR 14.534; USD 12.790). It should be used now as a restaurant. Of course there were engines included, and as far as I remember also no wings.

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RE: Scrap Value Of Aircraft

Mon Sep 18, 2000 1:59 am

Hey Banfield, are you sure the Soviet aircraft sold for 12 dollars and 79 cents?

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RE: Scrap Value Of Aircraft

Mon Sep 18, 2000 10:51 am

The value of an airliner withdrawn from service depends on many variables, such as the number of usable parts and the demand for such parts. A 747 landing gear could bring in about $1 million; up-to-date avionics can also fetch a sum. Several companies in the US are selling B727 fuselages to be converted into private homes for much more than they would bring from the smelter.

My favorite story is of the beautiful L1049 Connie now gracing Aussie skies. The former USAF C121 languished in the Arizona desert for years. When the day of reckoning of came for the propliner and her fleet mates, a technician preparing the hulk accidentally left a cockpit window ajar, allowing pidgeons to come and roost. While all the other airframes were metamorphosed into beverage cans and cooking foil, the cost of removing the thick deposit of bird dung exceeded the aircraft's bouillon value. However, the cleanup cost was not too a great price for some Australian Connie enthusiasts. Here we had an airplane that was deemed uneconomical to scrap and was therefore repaired!
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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RE: Scrap Value Of Aircraft

Mon Sep 18, 2000 11:40 am

I talked to a Boeing rep who is converting the old AA,UA and CO DC-10s for FedEx into MD-10s,and he said that FedEx paid $2 million per aircraft.
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RE: Scrap Value Of Aircraft

Mon Sep 18, 2000 2:25 pm

This means USD twelvethousandninehundredandseventy.

We in central Europe use very often . to show where you have thousands so 12.970=12970; I forgot that in other parts of the world the dot (.) is used where we use a comma (,). So a half is 0,5 in my country but 0.5 in yours.
Sorry for this misunderstanding


RE: Scrap Value Of Aircraft

Mon Sep 25, 2000 1:12 pm

hey guys as far as i know tht there is somebody in nashville who dismantels b727s n sells its parts to aviation collectors n engines n landing gears to airlines!. this person also converts these aircrafts to private homes for $500.000us! friend have bought interiour cabin panels with seat from him...
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Mr. 747

Mon Sep 25, 2000 1:32 pm

Can you provide a website for this dismantler?

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