Long term planning for STAGE III

Date:         11 Nov 96 01:52:19 
From:         Jean-Francois Mezei <jfmezei@videotron.ca>
Organization: Vaxination Informatique
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Lets take a theoretical airline with about 40 737-200s and not much
money to work with.

In the year 2000, such aircraft will not longer be able to fly, right ?
So the airline, which relies heavily on such planes will either need to
buy new ones or hushkit them, right ?

Considering purchasing/delivery delays for new planes, and considering
frequency that planes are sent to the shop, how long before the deadline
would such an airline have to make a decision on its fleet ?

In other words, should the airline decide to hush kit its 737s, how long
would the process take ? Is this done during a D check, or would a 737
be take off-line for a few days to be hushkitted without other checks ?