Futurestar68 From Austria, joined May 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2454 times:
Austrian Arrows ordered Fokker 100 from American Airlines, the first one should arrive within the next days in Vienna... But that order makes me thinking about Austrian's standards... Why do they order that old planes? I think they never orderes older aircraft... How much of them did Austrian order? What are the safety standards of it?
Thanks for all replies...
MD-87ER From Austria, joined Aug 2001, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
There are a lot of them standing in the desert, so I am sure they got a good price and they are only 10 years old, so why not?
They also fit nicely to the F70.
The only funny thing is that when they ordered the MD-87 (the aircraft that will be replaced by the F100s) Austrian was still partner of Swissair and all the aircraft purchases were coordinated, but you remember what aircraft SR ordered those days?......yes F100.
LMP737 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 4957 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
American takes good care of their F100's so Austrian is definitely not getting a used and abused aircraft. Considering I saw three F100 leave the fleet last week alone more a coming available for anyone who is interested.
Jumbolino From Germany, joined Mar 2001, 490 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2205 times:
I flew on an ex-American Airlines F100 bird a weekend ago (Helvetic from VIE to ZRH) and I can say it looks good interieur grey leather and much more seat pitch than expected - well they can change it but why not using it like it stand in the desert very comfortable bird
Btw. it doesn't look like that Helvetic change anything in the interieur except the head rests ("Laeusefaenger")