Ar385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7241 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2156 times:
Why do we always end up with old 2nd hand planes. Those ex SAS must be at least 12 years old. We should at leat try to be launch customers for the 7E7. It would be a great ship for Aeromexico and Mexicana. In the meantime, sure, let's lease wright brothers' era planes, it is after all the "century of flight year"
The 7E7 needs lauch customers and American airlines are not convinced. It's facing big trouble with that. Boeing has now had to go to Japan and is considering going to Europe Let's jump on the bandwagon and say we are interesed in the 7E7. We have a histoy of launching many versions of planes, if not the original model, but we did got the DC-10-15, the MD-82, the
DC-32 and a few others.
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1790 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
I have no idea why they got rid of them, but I think it had to be with outrageous operative costs (three fuel-thirsty engines), three pilots, no real long haul routes to used them at (at least with MX), downsizing of the industry at a worldwide level, financial crisis, etc. AM signed the deal (or at least showed some sort of interest) for the 767 way before it went on bankruptcy in 1988 so it was a matter of time for them to disappear from the Mexican skies (if not mistaken late 1994, early 1995, but not sure though).
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
Jopavon From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 304 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 1844 times:
It seems that MX could lease up to 4 B763, as I know, SAS has currently 5 in their fleet. Are the 4 from SAS? So if things go well, they could also get the 5th since SAS has replaced them with A340s. If they are thinking in 4 I guess it's not only for South American flights.