Boeing757100 wrote:Basically, you know how after a plane goes out of production, the manufacturer still manufactures the parts for that aircraft to support the frames still in service. What I want to know is which planes does Boeing still support?
Currently, here are the planes still in production
747 (Sadly ending in 2 years)
Here are the discontinued ones (Including MD)
The main ones I'm confused about are the 717, 757, and MD-11.
717- I mean, since so few airlines are getting rid of their 717s, (as of now) that makes fewer aircraft available for spares, right?
757- the whole controversy that Boeing should restart production, and the statement that the tooling was scrapped. Does that mean they don't support this aircraft's parts? I mean, so many major airlines use them, but then again, too many frames in the desert which can be used for spares
MD-11 Since the major cargo airlines (Fedex, UPS, Lufthansa Cargo, Western Global) operate so sizeable fleets of the MD-11, wouldn't Boeing still need to support them? Plus, the amount of spares is probably not high either.
Also I'm confused about the 737 Classic (300, 400, 500) It discontinued 20 years ago, but there are still a good 600 in service.
Dalmd88 wrote:Boeing still stocks the parts for all the planes you listed. Not everything is 'in stock', but they will sell you a belly skin for a 727 I would still bet.The lead time might be 6-8 months. Boeing might not actually make it. They might have always been contract parts. You would be surprised how much is sitting in warehouses around the world. For most structural parts they would have to be new and not salvaged. Once a part is drilled it likely will never fit on another plane.
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