Re: Are cargo planes generally old ?

Date:         12 May 99 02:48:59 
From:         "Douglas Maclean" <dougmac@globalnet.co.uk>
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Generally down to the low purchase price. As many cargo aircraft are not as
heavily utilised as passenger aircraft then the operating economics can be
very influenced by purchase price and apyments.

Some operators such as FedEx and Cargolux buy brand new.  Fedex mixes
converted passenger aircraft and brand new aircraft such as the MD11.
Cargolux are a big operator of all new B747 - 400s.