Jwocky's Jumbolino :(

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Jwocky's Jumbolino :(

Postby SHM » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:21 pm

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Re: Jwocky's Jumbolino :(

Postby N3266G » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:23 pm

Its not all bad news. South African Airlink still operates a healthy Fleet of Avros.

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Re: Jwocky's Jumbolino :(

Postby jwocky » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:21 am

Actually, the Jumbolino is kind of making a little comeback as VIP plane. Som,e guys came to the idea to refurbish some old one and they became so popular for certain types of business flyers, they really think, if they run out of old ones, to build some new ones.
The thing is low buying price, the cabin size of a small airliner combined with the ability to use short runways and the ability to stand around stupid even on relatively soft surfaces without sinking in (actually, the wheel surface on the ground in square inches/lbs is in the range of a 777 which is called "Bigfoot" sometimes for a reason. And since owners of VIP planes are not happy anymore to fly for example from New York to Frankfurt in their own plane but rather want to land in smaller places like for example Forchheim, the Jumbolino got about 40 outstanding orders for business jet conversions.
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Re: Jwocky's Jumbolino :(

Postby N3266G » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:58 pm

Guess what I just found on Controller.com!

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Re: Jwocky's Jumbolino :(

Postby jwocky » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:24 am

Yeah, you can get good ones for under 8 million dollars. Even with full business and additional tank, under 15 million. But it seems, they run out of planes to refurbish. BAE is asked by several outfitters whether they can maybe do something about that. Maybe a Jumbolino with better engines? Or bigger tanks? That would be awesome.
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Re: Jwocky's Jumbolino :(

Postby 123apple » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:41 am

better engines

How about Trent 900s or GE90s? :P :)


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