Stephanie Belser-2
(Top Gun APC)
11/26/10 09:00 AM
No More New Mooneys?

Mooney Aircraft is laying off almost everyone. They will have about 2% of the workforce that they had two years ago.

At least they plan to continue to supply spare parts.


Russell Holton
(AVSIG Member)
11/26/10 02:32 PM
Re: No More New Mooneys?

Quote:

At least they plan to continue to supply spare parts.




At "less then 10 employees" I wonder if they'll continue to make any parts.


Ralph Jones
(Top Gun)
11/26/10 02:48 PM
Re: No More New Mooneys?

Yeah, I suspect that's a euphemism for selling off the parts inventory.

In the late Sixties I was acquainted with a guy in Miami whose entire business was selling Gooney Bird parts to the various operators in the Caribbean and South America. He had a warehouseman and a secretary, period, and he would go to gubmint surplus auctions and bid three or four bucks a pound on crates marked "Parts, C-47, OEM, nomenclature unknown". When they arrived at the shop, it was Christmas morning...;-)


Stephanie Belser-2
(Top Gun APC)
11/26/10 05:46 PM
Re: No More New Mooneys?

Quote:

Quote:

At least they plan to continue to supply spare parts.




At "less then 10 employees" I wonder if they'll continue to make any parts.




Could be that they plan to do it like Univair supposedly does: Not make more parts until that particular stock number is exhausted and somebody wants one.

Or maybe they'll sell the TC and tooling to Univair once they run the inventory down, the way that they did for the Ercoupe.


Ralph Jones
(Top Gun)
11/26/10 05:53 PM
Re: No More New Mooneys?

Matter of fact, Univair already has a Mooney TC: the M-10, which is actually a single-tailed Ercoupe.

Jeremy Gratrix
(AVSIG Member)
01/28/11 02:00 PM
Re: No More New Mooneys?

Jones,

>>> gubmint <<<

Huh ? Must be overdoing texting.

Jeremy


Mase Taylor
(Top Gun)
01/28/11 04:11 PM
Re: No More New Mooneys?

Quote:

Jones,

>>> gubmint <<<

Huh ? Must be overdoing texting.

Jeremy




Maybe he figures if a well-known and respected professional writer and speechifier like Ralph Hood can use that term, it must be OK <G>.


Ralph Jones
(Top Gun)
01/28/11 07:07 PM
Re: No More New Mooneys?

A Leftpondian colloquialism that predates texting...which I still don't do if I don't have to.


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