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Amazon Air buys 7 retired Delta Boeing 767s in fresh boost for fleet

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The online giant will convert the passenger jets into cargo airplanes, and then add them to its fast-growing fleet of freighter aircraft as it prepares to open its a $1.5 billion air cargo hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (www.bizjournals.com) Mais...

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jbsimms
James Simms 5
Pay wall
dvbavcon
Dean Brossman 2
Pricing is more affected by engine condition, aircraft age, flight hours and flight cycles than by heritage. Aircraft records can also be a significant factor on pricing. I have never heard of someone paying a premium based on heritage.
sparkie624
sparkie624 2
Cycles is the single biggest item, because when it times out, it is done... At least in the US! (Ref Aloha 243 as to why Cycles are important)
dvbavcon
Dean Brossman 1
AS the LOV on B767 is 75,000 cycles and 150,000 Hours, that is not usually a factor. It is true however that as the aircraft gets older, more maintenance is needed and required.
dvbavcon
Dean Brossman 1
Pardon me, it is actually 50,000 cycles per FAR 121.1115 Limit of validity.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Some A/C have waivers to go beyond the FAA published limits.
dvbavcon
Dean Brossman 2
All Boeing aircraft can go beyond the published limit, IF someone wants to pay for the increased maintenance requirements. Usually this is not economically feasible. One thing I have learned in 45 years of aircraft maintenance and operations, never say never and never say always.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
It is called "The Aging Aircraft" program and the inspections required are based on Hours and Cycles... One in the program the inspections are more involved and increase in frequency depending on the age and cycles. Many will take them beyond the start of the program, but gets less and less profitable to do so as hours and cycles build.
yr2012
matt jensen 1
try this link instead
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/amazon-retired-delta-767s/

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