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JAL And The MD-90's  
User currently offlineEjaymd11 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 193 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Has JAL decided what they are going to do with the MD-90s they inherited from JAS.

Ejay MD-11

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User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2964 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....

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16374 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

The MD-90 is probably ideal for the short haul routes that they operate on. Other than fleet rationalization, there is no need to retire the MD-90 fleet.

The higher ownership costs of the NG/32X would not be covered by any operational savings over the MD-90.

Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12667 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2850 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).

User currently offlineMd80forum From Finland, joined May 1999, 157 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Pardon me my ignorance. Is there a recent JAL/JAS merger or takeover ? Can't find anything anywhere about it.

Jan-Erik Andelin

User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

Yes there is, correct me if I am wrong, but the first JAS A-300 is now painted in the new JAL colors....

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

JAL and JAS merged last year.


The deal was approved last April.

User currently offlineBowen0614 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2740 times:

Yes, JAL and JAS has been merged together.

And there is one A300-600R has been painted JAL's new logo on it.

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