AirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 542 posts, RR: 11 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
An update on the deivery schedule for Frontier:
An A318 (ship number 807) will not arrive later this month as previously planned. An engine was damaged during a test flight in Hamburg and will need to be repaired before the aircraft is accepted. Ship 807 is not estimated to be accepted until at least a month after its original delivery date. Does anyone have photos or more information on the aircraft and the incident?
However, we will continue to take delivery of our 33rd A319- Ship number 934. Our employees have been notified of the following delivery schedule:
N934FR MSN 2287
Start Ground Checks: 22 September 2004
Acceptance Flight: 23 September 2004
Technical Acceptance Completion: 27 September 2004
Transfer of Title: 28 September 2004
Repositioning Flight to Phoenix: 29 September 2004
As usual, the aircraft will pass customs in Bangor, Maine and have post delivery modifications accomplished in Phoenix.
Jetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2054 times:
Frntman, your correct. A/C 934 is leaving EDHI on 29Sep, arriving in MCI 1500-1530. It will clear customs there in MCI after a stop in Gander for fuel.
Regarding 807 (MSN 2276)...Film at eleven. There is no date right now for accepting the aircraft. Airbus and Frontier are in discussions on a remedy for the situation, and no guessing on how long that will take. Frontier's position is pretty well set in stone.
AirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 542 posts, RR: 11 Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1791 times:
Thanks JetMek and Frntman for the clarification.
My curiosity about the delay of the aircraft stems from the employees being told that our STL nonstop will temporarily cease in Oct. "due to aircraft availability"--- whatever that may mean. We were also told that we will temporarily lose one daily DEN frequency (flight 407).
Any insight Frntman? If you want, feel free to e-mail me. I'll definitely ask my superiors more questions today.
Frntman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 209 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1647 times:
You're right.....the LAX-STL non-stops will be temporarily suspended due to the aircraft incident in HAM. How long this will be is anyone's guess. There are a few other routes which will also be impacted due to the incident, but I haven't heard anything about the Boeing's used as replacements. If so, that's news to me.
There was a revised November 7th schedule which detailed all of the changes. I don't have access to it at the moment as my e-mail is acting up.
Also, I heard that MCI will be seeing some additional delivery flights in the near future. They'll be positioned by gate 14 and will be clearly visible from the concourse parked perpendicular to the airport. Great photo op!
AirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 542 posts, RR: 11 Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
Yup, it will be our 33rd A319. Registrations run from N901FR through N934FR (the newest ship coming in a few days). However, we do not have N911FR...I do not know if this is because of 9/11 or because the registration is already taken by another airline or party. The A318 that was damaged will become our 7th A318.
We also presently have several Boeing 737-300's that we are retiring by next year. Our A319/A318 deliveries are replacing the Boeings, and will also grow our fleet size next year. We will be an all A318/A319 operator next year.
I hope this helps.
Does anyone know how many A318's we have left on order? Our fleet plan shows 3 A318's coming, but then again- it also shows us as only receiving 4 318's this year. So perhaps some of our 318's came earlier than originally planned? Jetmek- I remember you and I discussed something similar a long time ago. Do you have any insight? Thanks.
It isn't a commercial plane, but I don't think Frontier would have wanted the 911 registration anyway, in view of what happened.
As to the A318's, the total present order was for the 7 aircraft. There have been rumors of a further order for some more, but they are only rumors.
Frontier, in their latest SEC filing, said it was their intention to lease a further number of A319 and A318 aircaft, but they have not said that a deal has been made, and if any deal has been made since then, it has not been announced - so no one could talk about it even if it were true.
Jetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1384 times:
AirplaneBoy...As of this moment I don't have any further A318's on my schedule. That is not to say that there won't be any in the future. My schedule only runs out to July 2005 right now.
Nwfltattendant... We install some special "Frontier" equipment in PHX and MCI. Stuff like the AED (de-fib machine), a super-duper emergency med kit, some Frontier only placards, wheelchairs, etc, etc. The work is done by Frontier techs.
F9Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 689 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
Didn't F9 open up a new maintenance base at MCI? There was talk of a possible hub at MCI if negotiations between F9 and Denver over getting new gates broke down, but these have been shelved, although MCI has flights to DEN, LAX and CUN on F9.