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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10328 times:

PRESS RELEASE 03/10/06

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Months of intensive talks between Air Lambert and Airbus came to a climax today as the airline announced a massive selling of some 20 aircraft as it moves towards re-launch and a new era. In a dramatic move the airline is ridding all A318, A319 and A320 aircraft from the fleet.

When questioned by journalists the airline's CEO said "As we start to create the new Air Lambert it's all about streamlining. We will be replacing the aircraft with types used successfully in the USA operation. We have also had numerous issues with the reliability of our short-haul Airbus fleet. The A321 and A330 will remain in the fleet as we see these as important types within our network. The A321 is more economic for our busy European flights than the 757 whilst the A330 provides us with the perfect aircraft for low density long-haul routes”

It is thought that along with the Boeing 737-700 and 800 variants, the 600 could be on order to replace the A318’s niche fit within the fleet. It is rumoured that along with their Boeing 777 orders a deal was signed for the Boeing 737 though this has not been confirmed.

The Air Lambert Chief Executive Officer closed with “Whilst some may see this as a strange move, it is one that makes a lot of sense. The Boeing 737 fleet was fast outgrowing that of Airbus and we feel that commonality and an economical fleet make sense as we move towards the new Air Lambert”.

It is not known when the aircraft, 3 A318’s 9 A319’s and 8 A320’s, will go on sale or who to but the airline is said to be in talks with numerous airlines at the current time. Air Lambert, which closed in early summer of this year, will have a fleet of A321, A332, B73G/8, B752, B772ER and B773ER’s upon re-launch; the Boeing 747-200 which was used on the Manchester-Orlando run will be replaced by a B773ER.





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User currently offlineJoeKuboj From Serbia, joined Feb 2004, 164 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 10235 times:

Unbelievable* !!1  crying 






















laughing  laughing  rotfl 



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 10218 times:

ARE YOU MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 10130 times:

Dont know about this one.

AL has a good operation with the 320's which are alot better then the 737. More room inside, better Seat milage. Fuel usage etc etc etc.

And changing to one brand and dropping the US titles on US aircraft, dont think thats a good idea either.


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10112 times:

Hello,

Interesting contrast in the tone of replies to this forum:

http://www.ifdg.net/index.php?showtopic=126

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 2):
ARE YOU MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not at all, this is a move that makes more sense than keeping the Airbus which would have been outnumbered by 737's soon anyway. When we'd start to look at our next phase of expansion for Europe in a year or so we'd most probably have gone Boeing anyway leaving oddball Airbus aircraft that would be ill-fitting. The A321 is the most economical aircraft in its class and perfect for our busier European flights and will be the only aircraft in the series to stay.

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
AL has a good operation with the 320's which are alot better then the 737.

We had a good network yes, but nothing that can't be done with 737's. As for the operation side of things there were certain Airbus' which constantly drove pilots mad such as the infamous G-LMCD, when you started your flight you just hoped that the Autopilot would run until you landed.

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
And changing to one brand and dropping the US titles on US aircraft, dont think thats a good idea either.

We've never put any titles on the side of our US based aircraft, from the outside they used to and will continue to look exactly the same bar the flags,

Thanks,

Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 10070 times:

But what is so better about using the 737 compared to the A32X and what 737's are AL going to be using.

Tom.  Sad



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 10061 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 5):
But what is so better about using the 737 compared to the A32X and what 737's are AL going to be using.

Commmonality, as mentioned numerous times above. No new varients of the 737 will be added, just -700 and -800's with options for -600's, though these are unlikely for us as they are so uneconomical to operate. Give me a buzz on msn and i'll chat with you one on one about it Smile

Sam



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
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