United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0 Posted (16 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1677 times:
Well it is almost March and still there are no big orders for Boeing or Airbus. I think it is because most airlines already have aircraft on order or because of the Asian Crisis, but what airlines do you think will order aircraft this year. This what I think:
Northwest Airlines will probally order the 717 or A319 to replace it's DC-9 fleet.
SAS will probally order the 767-400, 777-200 or A330-200.
Air India will probally order the 767-400, 777-200 or A310-300.
Air Canada will probally order the 717-200 or A318.
I think this will be the only big orders for 1999, what do you think? Some airlines will order aircraft like the A340-500, A340-600 or 757-300 but I don't think they will be huge orders. There might be a few 777-200 ordered too.
There is alot of orders for regional aircraft too.
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
Well there are still some orders to come during 1999 although many big carriers already ordered some time ago.
- Northwest already chose the A318, as well as Air Canada which will replace the remaining DC-9s.
- SAS will order the A330-200 or the B767-400, but not the B777, it's too big for SAS.
- Air India will order B777/767 or the A330/340 program, but no A310s, the time for that aircraft is over. If they aquire some A310 they will be used ones.
I'm sure some more airlines will choose the B757-300 soon, especially some American carriers as there are many old B767-200 to replace. B777s will also find new customers.
Narrowbodies like A318/319/320/321 or B737s will be ordered as usual.
And of course we shouldn't forget the new Airbusses like the A332 or the new A340s which some new airlines will certainly order.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30264 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (16 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
This is a Northwest town and I haven't heard anything about a A-318 purchase. It wouldn't surprise me seeing Northwests A-320 fleet but my understanding is that Northwest wants to dump the smaller routes they use the DC-9 on and give them to Mesaba Air. Northwest ordered and took delivery of a huge amount of RJ-85 for Mesabe the past two years and I think they just ordered around 50 Canadair RJ for Mesaba from Bombadier.
I don't NWA is planing on even keeping the DC-9 routes let alone buying aircraft to fly them.
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AA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (16 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
CX747, why wouldn't United order A321's? Why not?
Don't they already have a bunch of A319's and A320's? I strongly beleive the A321 would be good for United. First it would save cost on crew training and spare parts, second if passengers love the A319 and A320 then they will also love the A321, and third the A321 has about the same passenger capacity as the 727.
I said they should order A321's but I did not say that they wouldn't order anymore 757's.
TP343 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 312 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (16 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
It's obvious that AirCanada will order 318s and United 321s. They are introducing the new 319 and 320...and will choose 757 and 717?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!? It would be an absurd!!!
ALL (I repeat, ALL) airlines are interested in keep the most simplyfied fleet possible. How would the 717 for AC and the 757 for UAL fit these ideals? They simply WOULD'T.
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4533 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (16 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
I didn't say it would. I got the informatin from Aircraft Illustrated and a Airline Order Website. It said that Northwest was really considering the 717 and that Air Canada thought the 717 was great because it is NEWER than their Aibus designs and pratically fits right into their DC-9 routes.
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