717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2729 times:
I don't know much about this...but I think they will not stay for long in JAL's fleet....together with the MD-80's! JAL will decide between thd A32X and the 737NG....perhaps they could add a small number of 717's or Embraer 170/190, who knows....
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12322 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
JAL has already announced a decision to look for a single widebody type to replace its existing widebodies: the A32X -v- 737. Now, given that (apart from the A300s, which will be staying, the -600Rs only) JAL only operates Boeings and that the 737NG has a lot of cockpit similarity with the 777, I think you can guess which way this will go.
ANA has a similar proposal and while it currently operates A32Xs, it also has a mostly Boeing fleet.
So, to answer your question, I think JAL will clear the decks entirely: dump its 737-400s as well as JAS's MD81, 87 and 90 fleets and focus on a fleet of 737-7/8/900 (the latter could replace the 767-200s, as well as being more efficient than 763s on some routes).