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Air Tran And The A320  
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

Are Air Tran's 320s temporary until the 73Gs are delivered? I know they are chartered by Ryan International and I also thought besides the RJ's Air Tran was going to be exlusively a Boeing fleet.


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

The RJ's are flown by Air Wisconsin.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

I know about the RJ's. And I know boeing doesn't make an RJ so having an exclusive Boeing fleet unless you are WN is quite hard.


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offlineAA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

When the 73G's arrive the 320's are gone.

AA787



ET In NYC
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

Thanks AA. So it was temporary then. Is the 73G delivery off schedule and FL had to scramble to find a/c or was it to get those cities online?


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offline717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

The 73G delivery is on schedule for the first delivery in June. The Ryan 320's
are a bridgegap solution until the 73G's arrive on the property.



72S 733 734 735 73G 738 742 752 763 E190 M82 M83
User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6077 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3720 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.
ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1979 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

KBUF,

Having an all Boeing fleet exclusively will be what CO has here in about a year, now if you count the MD-80 as a "Boeing" since the merger years ago.
Remember, COEX is a separate company.

JD



"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

340,
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.



Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3523 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.


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Srbmod:

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.

Cheers!



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