Re: Are cargo planes generally old ?

Date:         12 May 99 02:49:04 
From:         malc@cwix.com (Malcolm Weir)
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On 29 Apr 99 22:10:01 , "Frank Muenker" <frank@living-source.com> caused to
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>I recently noticed on various trips that cargo planes seem to be generally
>very old.
>I've seen lots of 727, DC10-30, 747-100 and even DC-8/707, but hardly ever
>any new aircrafts.
>Shouldn't cargo airplanes have the same problems/calculations concerning
>fuel consumption, maintenance costs, etc. ?
>This observation might be wrong, but if not: is there any logical
>explanation ?

This probably better belongs in misc.transportation.air-industry, but a
quick explanation is that cargo tends to complain less if it's delayed due
to a mechanical, and you can more easily cancel or postpone flights that
aren't full enough to be economical to operate.

>Frank Muenker

Malc.