Date: 12 May 99 02:49:04 From: email@example.com (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1
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On 29 Apr 99 22:10:01 , "Frank Muenker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> caused to appear as if it was written: >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.