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User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5088 posts, RR: 55
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5132 times:

I am in BOM for work and staring out of the window I was amused that the merged Air India had in its fleet the A300, A310, A320 (A319/A320/A321), A330 (L), B737 (B732, B738), B747 (B74D,B744), B757 (L), B767 (L), B777 (B772, B77W), ATR, D228 and soon B787.

I understand some of these aircrafts are on lease, but I was wondering if any airline operated such a diverse fleet at any point. Also, has AI ever operated the B720 or the A340? I seem to recall they used to have a leased B720 in the fleet in the late 80s operating to NBO with continuing to ACC/LOS. If it did operate, AI is the only airline to have in its fleet nearly all Boeing AND Airbus types. Any other airlines coming close?

Curious and bored,
A.

PS: I DO NOT think this is obviously something to be proud of   ... so lets focus on facts and not value judgments  .

[Edited 2007-11-08 15:09:49]


Live, and let live.
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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5031 times:

The first thing that crossed my mind when i read the title was Air France.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5006 times:

The Chinese carriers seemingly have a 'one of everything' approach;

China Eastern:
A300, A312, A319, A320, A321, A332, A333, A343, A346, B733, B73G, B738, B763, BAe141, BAe143, CRJ200, EMB145, MD82, MD90

Air China:
A319, A320, A332, A343, B733, B735, B736, B73G, B738, B742F, B744, B744F, B752, B762, B763, B772, BAe141

China Southern:
A300, A319, A320, A321, A332, ATR72, B733, B735, B73G, B738, B744F, B752, B772, EMB145, MD82, MD90

That does include aircraft which may be stored though - it's difficult to accurately know.

My favourite varied fleet though would be that of Asian Spirit;

BAe141, BAe142, BAeATP, DHC7, CN235, Let410, MD82, YS-11


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17061 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4974 times:

Lufthansa included with Lufthansa Citlyline has the:

A300-600
A319
A320
A321
A330-300
A340-200
A340-600
B737-300
B737-500
B737-700
B747-400
MD-11
BAe 146
CRJ-100
CRJ-200
CRJ-700
CRJ-900



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4964 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
Lufthansa included with Lufthansa Citlyline has the:

LH don't fly the A340-200 anymore, and the B737-700 are operated by PrivateAir



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17061 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4956 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
LH don't fly the A340-200 anymore

Sorry, I mean the A340-300



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4928 times:

OS is not bad either:

B772
B763
B736
B737
B738
A319
A320
A321
DH3
DH4
CRJ
F70
F100

Until recently they also flew A343 and A332´s.


User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4916 times:

Air Canada along with Jazz is not to bad.

Jazz
DH-8-100
DH-8-300
CRJ100
CRJ200
CRJ705
-----------
Mainline
E175
E190
A319
A320
A321
A330-300
A340-300
A340-500 (untill very recently)
B767-200
B767-300
B777-200 (LR)
B777-300 (ER)



Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2338 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

KLM/Cityhopper has a rather diverse fleet, especially the widebodies.

F70
F100
733
734
738
739
A332
MD-11
772ER
744/Combi

By the same token, NW has some unusual combinations of aircraft.

DC-9-30/40/50
A319/320
752/753
A332/333
787-8 (soon to be)
744

In this day in age of commonality, a fleet with aircraft from three or four different manufacturers is more diverse than one with a broad range of variants from a larger family, IMO.

[Edited 2007-11-10 00:52:17]


There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

Not too many years ago (Circa 2000-2001), DL had a pretty wide variety in their fleet:

727-200
737-200
737-300
737-800
757-200
767-200
767-300
767-300ER
767-400ER
777-200ER
L-1011
MD-88
MD-90
MD-11

These days, it's not as diverse:

737-800
MD-88
MD-90
757-200
767-300
767-300ER
777-200ER

If you throw in the Delta Connection airlines, it does get more interesting:

CRJ-100
CRJ-200
CRJ-440
CRJ-700
CRJ-900
ATR-72-210
EMB-120ER
ERJ-135
ERJ-145
ERJ-145XR
EMB-170
B-1900D
DASH 8-100
SAAB-340B


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4788 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 9):
Not too many years ago (Circa 2000-2001), DL had a pretty wide variety in their fleet:

727-200
737-200
737-300
737-800
757-200
767-200
767-300
767-300ER
767-400ER
777-200ER
L-1011
MD-88
MD-90
MD-11

These days, it's not as diverse:

737-800
MD-88
MD-90
757-200
767-300
767-300ER
777-200ER

Since you went the more technical route in some cases, add the 767-400ER to the current fleet, as well as 757-200ER (different layout and winglets). Also, since you split the domestic versus international 767's, don't forget about the 767-3P6ER's and sole 767-324ER with the 6 main door configurations.



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4752 times:

As far as regionals go, YV has to be up there. They operate

Beech 1900
Dash 8
CR2
CR7
CR9
E145

All that's missing is the ATR and the E-Jet.



"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac
User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4727 times:



Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 8):
By the same token, NW has some unusual combinations of aircraft.

If you count the airlinks too, they have the CR2, CR9, E175 and the Saab340. I do like how NW is not a 'Airbus Customer' or a 'Boeing Customer'. They buy what they need and what works for them.



Long Live Memphis!
User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3203 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

Going back a few years, NWA probably had one of the most varied fleets of any airline:

DC9-10
DC9-30
DC9-40
DC9-50
727-200 **
A319
A320
A320 OW
757-200 (5500)
757-200 (5600)
757-200 (5600) OW
757-300 (5800)
757-300 (5800) OW
DC10-30
DC10-40
A330-200
A330-300
747-200 (high density)
747-200
747-400


** And, if you really want to nit-pick, NWA even operated 5x different models of 727.

727-251
727-251/Adv
727-225 (ex-Eastern)
727-2S7 (ex-North Central / Republic)
727-2M7 (ex- Hughes Air West / Republic)



A340-500: 4 engines 4 long haul. 777-200LR: 2 engines 4 longer haul
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4695 times:



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 1):
The first thing that crossed my mind when i read the title was Air France.

AF is not that bad - narrowbodies are A32x only, okay they have 777 and A343 side by side but the aircraft are used on different flights. At least they have a concept on how to use these aircraft differently.

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 6):
OS is not bad either:

B772
B763
B736
B737
B738
A319
A320
A321
DH3
DH4
CRJ
F70
F100

OS and SK would be the worst European mainline carrier. SK has clearly no concept regarding their
narrowbody fleet:
* 04 Airbus A319-100
* 08 Airbus A321-200
* 02 BAe ARJ 85
* 04 Bombardier CRJ200 LR
* 15 Boeing 737-600
* 04 Boeing 737-800
* 03 McDonnell Douglas MD-81
* 33 McDonnell Douglas MD-82
* 15 McDonnell Douglas MD-87

AB might be the only airline in its class having such a diverse fleet
* 08 Airbus A319
* 31 Airbus A320
* 04 Airbus A321
* 01 BAe 146-200 (leased from WDL Aviation)
* 10 Boeing 737-300
* 17 Boeing 737-700
* 38 Boeing 737-800
* 02 Boeing 757-200
* 14 Fokker 100 (Wet-Lease from Germania)
On Order
* 11 Airbus A319
* 26 Airbus A320
* 25 Boeing 737-700
* 60 Boeing 737-800
* 25 Boeing 787-8



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3358 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4668 times:



Quoting Columba (Reply 14):
OS and SK would be the worst European mainline carrier. SK has clearly no concept regarding their
narrowbody fleet:
* 04 Airbus A319-100
* 08 Airbus A321-200
* 02 BAe ARJ 85
* 04 Bombardier CRJ200 LR
* 15 Boeing 737-600
* 04 Boeing 737-800
* 03 McDonnell Douglas MD-81
* 33 McDonnell Douglas MD-82
* 15 McDonnell Douglas MD-87

+737-400, 737-500, 737-700 and Fokker 50.

Although the CRJ and ARJ are not operated by SAS.

Seems like you forgot the aircraft operated by SAS Norway


User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

Around 2000, UA mainline was pretty varied:

B727-200
B737-300
B737-500
B747-200
B747-400
B757-200
B767-200ER
B767-300ER
B777-200
A320
A319
DC-10-10
DC-10-30+Freighters



The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4658 times:

CO had

747-100
747-200
DC-10-10
DC-10-30
A300
727-200
727-100
737-100
737-200
737-300
MD-80
DC-9-10
DC-9-30



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4650 times:

Does anyone know the answer or is everyone just going to state their favorite airline's current fleet?


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4649 times:



Quoting Evan767 (Reply 18):
Does anyone know the answer or is everyone just going to state their favorite airline's current fleet?

This is A.net, afterall.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3203 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4646 times:



Quoting Bmacleod (Reply 16):
Around 2000, UA mainline was pretty varied:

B727-200
B737-300
B737-500
B747-200
B747-400
B757-200
B767-200ER
B767-300ER
B777-200
A320
A319
DC-10-10
DC-10-30+Freighters

I think they still had 737-200's at the time too, as well as possibly 747-100's. I think they kept those up to late-2000 or early-2001. Also, UA never had any true 767-200ER's. All UA 762's were delivered as 767-222. The pictures of 767-222/ER that you see on a.net were custom modifications by UA. They were given all the extra equipment needed for ETOPS flights, although the 762 was seldom used on International routes at UA. LHR and South America were typically the extent of their border-crossings. Again though, they were not true 762ER's, they were just designated as such. They had smaller fuel capacities than factory 762ER's, as well as MGTOW's lower than factory 762ER's.

Also, didn't UA have a handful of 772ER's by 2000 also?? Or did they only have 772A's at the time??

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 18):
Does anyone know the answer or is everyone just going to state their favorite airline's current fleet?

The question being asked seems to be unique in that there isn't one "official" answer to it. So, everyone is just listing off the different fleets for comparison purposes.

Besides, it's not really a competition of people posting the fleets of their favorite airlines, as having the most diverse fleet is a bit of an ambivalent title to hold!!



A340-500: 4 engines 4 long haul. 777-200LR: 2 engines 4 longer haul
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4639 times:



Quoting Evan767 (Reply 18):
Does anyone know the answer or is everyone just going to state their favorite airline's current fleet?

www.airfleets.net

Google is your friend.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4609 times:



Quoting Someone83 (Reply 15):
+737-400, 737-500, 737-700 and Fokker 50.

Although the CRJ and ARJ are not operated by SAS.

Seems like you forgot the aircraft operated by SAS Norway

I just quoted wikipedia  Smile

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 18):
Does anyone know the answer or is everyone just going to state their favorite airline's current fleet?

Well, I guess we all tried to think of airlines that has the most variety of aircraft for me these are airlines that have at least two aircraft in the same category (777/A340,737/A320).
If you speak of airlines that operate aircraft of nearly all major manufacturers Lufthansa would be on top of my list.
They have Airbus,Avro,Boeing, Bombardier and soon Embraer.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 738 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

'upgrade to British Airways'

RJ100
A319
A320
A321
B737.300
B737.400
B737.500
B747.400
B757.200
B767.300ER
B777.200
B777.200ER

A380* on order
B787* on order

British Airways Flying Club

PA-28 Warrior
PA-28 Dakota
DHC-1 Chipmunk

British Airways Franchises

Britten Norman Islander
DHC-6 Twin Otter
BAe J31
BAe J32
Saab 340A
Saab 340B
Dornier 328-100
Dornier 328Jet

I think BA wins considering they operate from the piper to the 747!!!


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3526 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4550 times:

Well...as far as 737s go, Southwest used to have the most diverse fleet!:

737-200
737-300
737-500
737-700

They are currently sans the -200.



Do you like movies about gladiators?
25 Transpac787 : Both CO and AS have more diverse 737 fleets than WN. AS has: 737-200 737-400 737-700 737-800 737-900 And for CO: 737-300 737-500 737-700 737-800 737-
26 Columba : Don´t know if LH would still have the lead over BA. if you count all regional subsidiaries (ATR, Dash etc..), LH Berlin Stiftung (Ju 52,Me 10
27 Abrelosojos : Ok. So who wins? Lets do a count ... here are the 2 requirements ... it has to be operational NOW and needs to be in passenger service (no JU52s for e
28 Post contains images Columba : Still in passenger service but I understand what you mean. In Europe I would say SK (narrowbodies),LH an AB have the most diversed fleet.
29 MSYtristar : Add the 727-200 to the former WN fleet.
30 Baexecutive : BA definately wins with most diverse fleet in commercial use today!
31 Transpac787 : Yea, how so?? 737-300 737-400 737-500 A319 A320 A321 767-300 777-200 747-400 9 types. Now, what about CO?? 737-300 737-500 737-700 737-800 737-900 75
32 RAFVC10 : Air France, in my opinion, has the most diverse fleet ever had... Actually has: 100, 142, 143, 318, 319, 320, 321, 332, 333, 343, 735, 742, 743, 744,
33 Baexecutive : No mate 12 types (mainline & Cityflyer) 23 types if you include flying school and franchise operations, can you name another airline on the planet th
34 Transpac787 : And where in the OP are flight schools and franchise operations mentioned?? Good one....
35 Transpac787 : Doesn't matter....I found a more diverse fleet, even if you count your Piper to 747. Here is DL and DLC as operated currently: MD88 MD90 737-732 (on
36 Baexecutive : Oh yeah REAL diverse...........how many 757/767/CRJ/ERJ types can you mention, oops forgot the 727s....just looks like your clutching at straws. So w
37 Transpac787 : You know, you are absolutly right!! Your PA-28 Warriors and DHC-1 Chipmunks operating daily LHR-CDG and LHR-FRA is not clutching at straws at all. Ni
38 Baexecutive : Was just saying that BA colours are on some pretty diverse aircraft such as the PA-28s, Saabs, 777s, 747s and soon to be A380s : (
39 Transpac787 : I understand that argument, but I think the entire point of the OP was to just find the airline with the most diverse fleet, not just private / fligh
40 WesternA318 : Im surprised no one has mentioned US Airways yet: Airbus A319/320/321/332/333 (A340s on tap as well) Boeing 737-300/-400 (also had -200) Boeing 757-20
41 Baexecutive : K I'll give you that
42 Abrelosojos : = Yes. All I am concerned with is regular ops. Not flying school or special flights, etc. = Ok. Lets take out the sub-variants as I mentioned in my e
43 Post contains images PHLBOS : I'm a bit surprised too. BTW, you forgot to add the E190 (which are mainline) to the current fleet list. Also add the A350 to the on tap list and at
44 Post contains images UAL757 : In the US- That would have to be Southwest or Frontier.
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