United777 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.
Jkw 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
cv990 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!
Cool 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 ... ?