Lalone From Spain, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4176 times:
IB will look to replace part of its fleet in the near future, mainly:
24 MD 87
13 MD 88
17 BOEING 757
22 AIRBUS A320 (EARLY AC WITH CFM56-5A1 ENGINES)
and although Airbus A320 Family is the most likely ac that will replace the above mentioned Boeing 737 NG could be a possibility so as not to have 1 only ac supplier for all the fleet....and though my last thread was critiziced by people who thought I wanted to trash Airbus in favour of Boeing I will emphasize that A340-600 is still not performing as planned,although dispt reliabilty has improved over the past weeks. It remains to be seen if IB will stick to the A340-600.
Lalone From Spain, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4041 times:
well AEROSPATIALE is FRENCH a mayor partner in EADS and AF does not rely ONLY on Airbus for its fleet it has a good amount of Boeing AC, and so does BA, while British Aerospace is another main partner in EADS. The only Airline besides IB that has turned its back on Boeing lately seems to be LH.
Lalone From Spain, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3990 times:
I was referring to an airline belonging to a country with major stakes in EADS.
It is true that most European airlines have selected Airbus over Boeing for it short haul fleet: IB,AF,BA,LH,SW,AZ,TP,BMI,JKK. Only KLM, SAS, AEA, and a few other are flying 737, but on the long haul business it is a different story BA, KLM, AZ, AF have a strong fleet of B 777 or B 7474 while IB, LH, SAS, TP have chosen the A330/ A340.
Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3944 times:
Lalone ¡Cuánto tiempo!....
How is the weather now in Everett? Cold,isn't? And the same for Boeing's shares? Sorry for you,but IB will continue like an Airbus' customer for many years.Ah...The chance to see the B-737NG into IB's fleet is the same than FC. Barcelona has in to be the next football/soccer champion in the Spanish national league.
Wingman From Spain, joined May 1999, 2028 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3915 times:
You think they'll try to bullshit Boeing into bidding for the sale again? That'd be interesting. I think IB played Boeing for fools for the last time and they'll pay top dollar from now on as Airbus will know better than fall for the same trap again as well.
Kalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3861 times:
Unless the so-called "airlines" look past alliances, (ie EU, EADS, etc...) they'll be killing themselves from the inside. AF is doing great despite their influences from Airbus. Everything else, I'll leave it up to the true experts, and not the "experts." Iberia, I laugh at them.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3821 times:
"THEY'LL BE KILLING THEMSELVES FROM THE INSIDE".... Can you explain this? I can't understand.And why IB is "funny" for you?Why do you laugh of them?
Just because IB is an Airbus customer and doesn't buy Boeing like AF?
Please, be more serious "Future Aeroespace Engineer"
Lalone From Spain, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3737 times:
As said before this will probably bee IB fleet in the near future:
24 MD87 REPLACED BY A319
13 MD88 REPLACED BY A320
17 B757 REPLACED BY A321 that means that IB would have a fleet of
28 A319 / 70 A320 / 25 A321 for a total of 123 A319/320/321 however due to the conditions of the merger of former domestic airline AVIACO, their pilots must fly a separate fleet from IB that is why the B 737NG comes into place, although the A320 family seems more logical. The long range fleet will be
but once again lets see what happens with the 340-600. By 2006 the old 747 is meant to be history.
Lalone From Spain, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3707 times:
By the way Anxebla you seem to be cousin of Mr Foreguard Airbus CEO...but as of me I am only a pilot who has flown both planes, and I express my opinion. I don´t have shares in Boeing, and neither in Airbus (EADS) but I am objective and I recognize Airbus products to be superior to Boeing in some cases (A320 vs B737) (A330vsB767) and not in others (B777vsA340) and I wished IB had a dual fleet, because it is too strongly tied to Airbus and it is not a clever financial bet. No operator of the size of IB has an all manufacturer fleet. Imagine if Boeing of Airbus decided to increase 25% the price of spare parts or if one of Airbus or Boeing planes had to be grounded because of a major failure (it has happened before with other planes) if your whole fleet relies on one model you could ground your airline, is that clever? NO.
Kalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3686 times:
Anxebla, don't underestimate me. Though you may think I may be young and naive, but don't play me out as a fool. Unlike yourself, I critique instead of being biased. I have an open mind, and don't judge according to what is given. "Future Aerospace Engineers" don't always think logical. We have to be creative as well. If you understood what I have just said, you should then understand why "I laugh at Iberia."
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 15 Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3499 times:
Yes, most likely for maitenance! Even the babybuses need to go to Madrid from time to time for maintenance. Hey..if you can...take a pic of the A320 in Miami...I would love to see a pic of the A320 there! What registration is there?
Actually...B752...I just checked...and the A319's are not going to Madrid for maintenance...they are having their C checks done by TACA..where? Im not sure. All 4 A319's are scheduled...so you will have the A320 down there in Miami until the end of the month!
Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3387 times:
To be cousin of Airbus CEO...umm, it sound very well.
By the way...I'm a humble airport worker who seem to Know more than a A-320's pilot.Do you remember your previous topic...you said IB's oldest A343 has a poor performance and it's worst year per year.This you say,is NOT true.
The oldest A340-300 (GGS) continue in service to airports like BOG.
The Airbus A340-300 is and has been a very good aircraft for IB and IB is and has been very happy with them (Like SAS,LH,LA,CX,Royal Jordanian etc etc..)
I have my sources...the mechanic and engineers of maintenance at Madrid-Barajas airport.
You say too:"I WISHED IB HAS A DUAL FLEET,BECAUSE IT'S TOO STRONGLY TIED TO AIRBUSAND IT IS NOT A CLEVER FINANCIAL BET.NO OPERATOR OF THE SIZE OF IB HAS ON ALL MANUFACTURER FLEET"
What about Delta and Continental airlines??? For your info, both airlines are ALL BOEING operators.
In the past (just 10 years ago) IB had MANY types of planes (DC-9/10,B-727/747/757 and Airbus A-300/320) EVEN for a short time 737-300 and 767.
IB's maintenance mechanics was... with this "DUAL" fleet.IB was called "the little IATA"
To have many types of planes no help to saving maintenance costs.
And what about your "PILOTS (Aviaco) MUST FLY A SEPARATE FLEET FROM IB THAT IS WHY THE B737NG COMES INTO PLACE" I remember said for you:"I RECOGNIZE AIRBUS PRODUCTS TO BE SUPERIOR TO BOEING IN SOME CASES
(A320 vs B737, A330 vs B767)" Then...WHY ex-AO pilots MUST fly a separate fleet from IB???? As well as AO now is History,AO NEVER was an 737 customer/operator.
Well...this happen for to mistake and to mix differents concepts (like we say in Spanish:por confundir la velocidad con el tocino...a literal translation into Eng can be "for to mistake speed with fatty pork")
And ONE MORE TIME:Which are your sources??? You seem to Know of ALL about Iberia and you seem haven't got any source.
Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3333 times:
I don't understimate you.But really I can't understand your point of view.You must be more clear.Remember eng. language is not my mother tongue.
By the way...thank you very much for your info about Vietnam Airlines
Lalone From Spain, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3221 times:
Anexbla I don´t know what kind of work you do at the airport but don´t talk about what you dont have a clue about. I will not expose confidential information in this forum but I can assure you that engine performance degradation has been a real and costly problem in IB A340-300 fleet....that doesn´t mean that the ac can´t fly they are perfectly fit to fly but have required heavier and costly maintenance ..and how many A340-600 flights have been cancelled because of AOG? Many more than IB would want.....so don´t give me lessons on flying or aircraft, I should know better than a mere bagagge loader, truck driver or whoever you are...and it is true in the past IB had lots of ac models in its fleet but there is a halfway between that and having just one model...having said that I will not want to discuss anything else with you.