As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6289 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4207 times:
The Ryan lease was just a way to have planes to fly to the west coast and tap into longer markets. The A320 lease will be over in the fall. KBUF737, technically FL is an all Boeing fleet, and will be. The CRJ's are Air Wisky, and the A320 is leased. So except from the passenger point of view, AirTran Holdings is all Boeing.
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Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4010 times:
The DC-9-80 series of aircraft (DC-9-81/-82/-83) as well as the MD-87, MD-88, and MD-90 were wholly designed and produced by the McDonnell Douglas corporation, thus they are MDC aircraft
And who owns MDC now? Boeing. So any Douglas or MDD built a/c is technically now a Boeing a/c, even though those a/c are no longer built. Many a/c recognition guides list those a/c as Boeing McDonnell Douglas or as Boeing Douglas.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3977 times:
While you are correct in that, how many Convairs are listed as General Dynamics? Or Martins as Lockheeds?
I think that they'll change their minds in the books. However, the fact is, Boeing owns MDD, and so MDD aircraft are technically Boeings.
AirTran has an all Boeing fleet, in the manner described by others. The Ryan International planes were just a wet-lease, in the same manner than NJ wet-leased 727s from TransMeridian. The difference is that the A320s are painted in Ryan colors, while the 727s were always in TransMeridian colors. Other, similar leases go on all the time.
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