After looking at this photo of many of my favorite type of B767, I began to wonder is there a future for these aircraft at all? Would they make a good aircraft for an LCC doing long-haul trans-Atlantic or Hawaii service.
Maybe there is some other fit for them. I just hate seeing them mothballed if they have some useful life. I know they are getting a few years on them but it seems like they should have some useful life in them.
LowRider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9049 times:
I am sure that ABX, DHL, UPS, FedEx, Air Atlanta, and a variety of other cargo companies could find a use for them. A variety of large charter operators such as Champion Air, Sun Country, and Miami Air could use them as well. If North American Airlines had it's eyes on expansion, there is possibility there as well.
JJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8649 times:
Converting into freighters is not economically viable. This is very expensive considering they are B762. B762 are not good freighters. B763 yes but they are better freighters considering if they are brand new from Boeing. Also converted B763 are no good freighters.
It seems to me better option to be kept on AA fleet as step planes for future ;instead of buy new ones. Or as many said, could be option for other small or charter carriers.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11106 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 days ago) and read 8588 times:
One of the ex-TWA 762s is already scrapped. I´m afraid that most of AAs 762s won´t be flying a lot anymore. A 20 year old 762 with high mileage is not a good candidate for freighter conversion anymore.
Dvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 days ago) and read 8540 times:
The TWA 762's were mostly sold in exchange for 763ER's while TWA was still afloat. AA has already replaced the TWA 763's with the new ones they got from Boeing last year. The non-ER 762's parked by American are not expected to be returned to service, as well as several of their owned 762ER's. As of their March annual report, I believe AA had only one parked 762ER which they expect to return to service at some point.
I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.