Miami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1503 times:
The looming war is an issue. Also the all Y class 733s may have taken some of the pressure off buying more 717s. They both do the same role. The 733s have 130Y (133Y when the coat locker is removed) and the 717s 115-117Y. That's pretty close in capacity.
Tsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1381 times:
"Qnatas is talking to Boeing about a big order to launch the 717-300."
"Qnatas"? I suppose even the greatest fans can make typos. Do you have a reliable source for this?
"What type of regional jet would replace the 146?"
I'm led to believe that "replacing" the 146 depends on how the relationship with National Jet pans out. Also I think they would be hoping that on a lot of routes the 146s are used that there will be sufficient growth to eventually use the 717 as a replacement. Which means there will be a big gap between the Dash 8-300 and the 717-200. Whether that is filled by a "true" regional jet such as the ERJ 170/190 will be interesting. The 135/145 is too small to "replace" the 146s.
Al From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1346 times:
Wasn't this in their report last week? I've seen something from QF (not media) stating the RJ replacement project is temporarily shelved and on the backest of back burners. Cited reasons include the NZ alliance progress.