« Last post by Bruce Byerly on January 22, 2018, 12:08:20 am »
The argument which was made was that Honeywell didn't want to, in effect, support the dash 5 (since the -10T is mostly dash 5), which is why they are no longer encouraging the conversion.
This, of course, is contrary to the old argument which was that they were pushing the -10T conversion since they didn't want to support the dash 5... of course, if that's the case, why did they raise the price so much on the conversions as to make them uneconomical?
I think that they drastically discounted the parts required which made the -10T feasible in the first place. There were some agreements including commuter pricing which made those discounts no longer practical, unfortunately. Several years ago, the topic was brought up and one of the conversion shops (old factory Garrett facility as I recall) said the pricing for the items required to complete a -10T was something like $456,000 per engine excluding component overhaul and excluding the airframe mods. I think it?s safe to say that?s more than a burner can and a first stage wheel. So, even with used wheels, it?s very hard to complete the upgrade in today?s environment. Maybe it?s time for another super 5 - you may be on to something!