Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17272 posts, RR: 51 Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9095 times:
The only 717 order that has been cancelled was the remaining a/c and options on TWA's order that American cancelled.
It would be a great boost for the program if a 10-20 a/c order was to be placed by a European or Asian airline, but you can't rule out a North American order either, maybe a small carrier like Southeast or Allegiant might place a small order for it (5-10 a/c via Pembroke or Bavaria), or the rumored ATA order may prove to be true. Who knows, maybe one of those long rumored startups might place an actual order as well. With Jet-A prices being what they are these days, some airlines may start retiring older a/c and replacing them with more fuel-efficient a/c like the 717, whose fuel burn rate is actually better than originally projected.
717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 7 Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8637 times:
@DfwRevolution: It was in a article 1 or 2 weeks ago (FlightInternational I think) and also on the net (yahoo?). There was talk that Boeing hopes to secure 18 more orders for the 717 soon. (the 6 announced by Airtran last week should be included in this 18 I believe).
Nosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8252 times:
I would love to see NW, HP, ATA, or UA go for the 717
yeah, the 717 would be an awesome replacement for NW's DC9's....when is NW retitiring those pesky things ? Seriously, as others have mentioned, will this be the rumored TZ order? And if its, or someone else orders the 717, will the order be enough to "save the line"? Somehow I doubt it.
Planemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 5699 posts, RR: 34 Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8174 times:
"yeah, the 717 would be an awesome replacement for NW's DC9's....when is NW retitiring those pesky things ?"
Not to go to much off topic but... after a BBD analyst conference last month it was reported that NW's DC9 replacements would be the prime launch target of BBD's proposed NCAP (New Commercial Aircraft Program). The aircraft would potentially be ready for delivery at approximately the same time when NW would be ready to start retiring the DC9s. FYI, the BBD NCAP will be launched only if it has 15-20% better economics than current aircraft (decison expected in 10-11 months).
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25 Iowa744fan: Not that I would not love to see it, but out of curiousity, where are all of these UA purchasing the 717 rumors coming from?
26 Frugalqxnwa: The UA rumors are probably coming from the fact that their 735s are getting a little long in the tooth and the airline has no other 100 seat aircraft.
27 As739x: Now I know that we have people here on A.net that would never let the information past, but wouldn't it be hilarious if the announcement was for +200
28 Frugalqxnwa: Heck, if the announcement is for 200 for NW I will be ecstatic. The 717 is a real good choice for NW because it is essentially the latest version of D
29 MD-90: I doubt it would be 200 for Northwest. Let's be a little more realistic and settle for 50 orders, 50 options, eh?