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Trans World Airlines - A330-300  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

I was thinking of a fourm post from a long time ago and I think I saw somebody say that TWA had some Airbus A330's on order, is this really true? I know that Northwest Airlines and US Airways are the only airlines in the U.S to have or ordered the A330.

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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

It is absolutely true that TWA has A330-300s on order. They even will receive the first one of ten planes ordered in early 1999.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4499 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (16 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

They did have A330 on order, but delayed them and have now cancelled the order or deferred them for several more years.

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineJkw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

It's a fact that TWA will never take possesion of those A330's. I've heard it speculated that TWA will make Boeing eat the cancellation charges if Boeing wants TWA to order it's planes to replace the 727/DC9

User currently offlineDrew From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

I hope TWA get those A330-300 they look good in TWA colors. I think too that TWA should order A320/19/21/18 for there short hall fleet.

User currently offlinesid From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (16 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

There going to order 717 and 737ng soon.
They just order 3 767-300ers, 20 md-80, and 10 757-200.

User currently offlineb777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (16 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

Yes,TWA has the A330 on order.According to my book here,they ordered 10 of them with an option for 20 more.


User currently offlinecv990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (16 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

I've looked through this thread and TWA seems to be generating a controversy. The A330s were ordered by Carl Icahn (remember him?) ages ago. They specified RR Trent engines at the time (compatible with RB211s on the L1011s)
Some TWA people I've spoken with seem to think that TWA will never take delivery of them. I have no idea, but I would think that they could use a bit more capacity on the North Atlantic than a 767-300 provides. With the 767-400 just around the corner, who knows what will happen.

Airbus and Boeing are rumoured to be locked in mortal combat on a 737NG vs. A320 for TWA. I'm sure Boeing would like to see TW pick up some 717s; they make sense, considering all those Krazo (spell it backwards) DC-9s wandering around the midwest!

User currently offlineCool CAT IIIc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (16 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

I heard too that TW isn't going to actually ever receive the A-330's. But nobody seems to know exactly why. Is it too big to for TWA (I doubt it) ? Are the affraid of 'buy american' sentiments of the travelling public ? Are they holding out for the 767-400 ? Or are they just playing Boeing and Airbus out against each other (although this is usually done before an order is made)? Anybody ... ?

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