Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2853 times:
OK, these type of posts are done all the time, so I decided to try it with a bit of a twist. Pick or make your airline, but, also chose your timeline. For instance, say Pan Am in the 1950's and then chose your aircraft. Flying boats, Connies, 707's, etc.
Mine isn't to original in regards to this post but it's my choice. I'd chose TWA in the early 90's just as the 777 was about to enter service along with the following ...
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12094 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2830 times:
Well, here's my shot at it; based on IB in Spain, set in the Late 80's and early 90's;
A300-200's to be slowly replaced by 600's for high capacity routes.
B727-200's to be phased out by A320's only.
B747-200's to be phased out by 400's
DC-9's to be replaced gradually by B717-200's with a push at Boeing to make the -300.
DC-10's to be phased out by the MD11 including some MD11Fs.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3417 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 2706 times:
I'll try Canadi>n Airlines International
737-200Adv -> slowly replaced with 737-600 and 737-700
737-200C/Adv -> same as -200Adv
A320-200 -> stay for a while, eventually replaced by 738/739 (or Boeing's 737 replacement if available then)
767-300ER -> stay till around 2010ish then replaced by 787
747-400 -> stay till they start getting older then replace with 777-300ER
new airplanes -> some 772ERs to fill the gap between 767 and 747 and some 772LRs to open new long-haul routes and compete with Air Canada's new A340s Regional:
DHC8-100 -> stay
DHC8-300 -> stay
F28-1000 -> relaced with EMB170s North:
737-200Adv -> staying till a suitable replacement is found
SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1885 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 2703 times:
SAA in 5 years:
I'll still include the aircraft they'll be using by then and some new ones:
South African Express:
CRJ-200ER - Current aircraft
Dash 8 - Current Aircraft
ERJ-175 - New aircraft. For use to open up more regional African destinations.
South African Airways:
737-800 - Current aircraft
A319 - Current aircraft
A321 - New aircraft. To expand the domestic network and phase out the 738 (SAA say the 738's will be gone by 2010-2011)
A320 - New aircraft. To expand the regional market and , along with the A321 , phase out the 738.
A340-600 - Current Aircraft
A340-200 - Current Aircraft
A340-300 - Current Aircraft
747-400 - Current Aircraft
A340-500 - New Aircraft. This could be utilized on the JFK and IAD routes. The -500 could also be used to launch a new Tokyo route after SAA's join to Star and , effectively , All Nippon.
A330-300 - New aircraft. To be used on the more effective African and Asian routes such as HKG , LAD and BOM .
South African Cargo:
Consists of only 2 737-200's which I feel is not enough.
SAA Cargo needs a few 747-400ERF's to compete with Cargolux , Lufthansa cargo etc on the Africa to European cargo market.
NRT - With an A340-500 in the fleet , this would be a good option
MIA - Got to be re-opened.
BKK - SAA did well there , don't understand why they left.
DXB - Just take a lok at EK's loads to JNB
ATH - Who wants to fly OA?
CAI - Only two flights a week on Egypt Air. Needs more frequencies.
BAH - No comment
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2582 times:
Okay, it's 1985 and I'll incorporate about $5 billion and name it Griffin Aviation Holdings.
I'll aquire Ozark Airlines Holdings and keep the Ozark name as the operating name of the airline.
Fleet will consist of DC-9-10/20/40 and the MD-82. When the MD-87 becomes available I'll order that as a DC-9 replacement/growth vehicle as well as additional MD-82/3's. F-100's and F-70's will be added to cover the 70-150 seat range I feel is the proper size for the airline.
Growth will be focused on STL until the first Gulf War. Taking advantage of the situation, I'll aquire Midway Airlines (1) and open a second hub at MDW. Though the two cities are close, MDW will be focused primarliy on frequent flights to business centers both east and west and a few Florida markets. The primary connecting hub will remain at STL, MDW will have connections available of course, but will be focused on O&D traffic.
Additional growth will be focused on an MCI mini-hub, following the shutdown of Braniff (2). Perhaps an 8 gate operation with STL/MDW/MKE/IND/DCA/PHL/LGA/BOS eastbound and SFO/LAX/SAN/LAS/PHX/DEN/ICT/SEA westbound. Maybe a few Florida markets timed outside the connecting banks.
Having solidified my Midwest passenger base, I would maintain a slow-growth strategy through the 90's. Purchase 717's. Network by 2000 would cover the Continental US and some additional service to Canada, Mexico and the Carribean.
Would hedge fuel prices at $25 a barrel through the year 2025!
Next Up: STL-OMA-STL. Just a day trip and one more state off my list.