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Pre-Loved Biz Jets

Old 25th Mar 2020, 13:01
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Pre-Loved Biz Jets

I've been scanning the Aviation-Safety web site for some time and noticed a trend towards first generation biz jets having unusual "accidents". The latest to fall victim is a 1970 era HS125 found abandoned with engines running on a Guatemalan road. Over the last few months there's been similar reports concerning Gulfstream II's, Lear Jets, Citations; all first generation biz jets. Obviously these aircraft are at the tail end of their useful life but there must still be a significant cost in purchasing one, my question is; how much? I'm aware that profit margins in certain commodities can be quite excessive but a biz jet still seems to be an expensive throw away item.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 13:37
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No, these things are cheap, compared to the potential profit you can make with a single drug- and cash-run.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 14:39
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Can't imagine they pay much attention to service bulletins, AD's, Checks etc before launching them either - so probably can be picked up at a hefty discount
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 15:10
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Cost of the metal plus a little bit for the glue...

Down in front is right: it is the SB, AD's etc that make them uneconomical to operate and great drug runners for flights that only have to land once...
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