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Why Did FCA Get Rid Of An A321?  
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

Heya,

I flew on G-OOAI twice earlier in the year and have only just found out she is now with Volar/ LTE. Why was she sold, are FCA getting rid of all their A321's?

Cheers

Sam Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

Anyone?



Sam Smile



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

The same reason why these all left:

G-OOAA
G-OOAB
G-OOAC
G-OOAD
G-OOAM
G-OOAO
G-OOAT
G-OOOA
G-OOOC
G-OOOD
G-OOOH
G-OOOI
G-OOOJ
G-OOOS
G-OOOT
G-OOOU
G-OOOV
G-OOOW

End of lease deal

-Stephen


User currently offlineIVO From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

First Choice fleet as of 9/17/2004:

A320
c/n 0671 C-GJUQ
1306 G-OOAP
1320 G-OOAR
1571 G-OOAS
1605 G-OOAT
1637 G-OOAU
1777 G-OOAW
2180 G-OOAX

A321
c/n 0852 G-OOAE
0781 G-OOAH
0677 G-OOAF
1720 G-OOAV

Cheers,
Ivo


User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

Perhaps they don't want to operate the A321 alongside their growing 757 fleet, they do like the A320 though.

I think they have started to get rid of the A321 because it doesn't have the same range and capabilities of the 757-200 (it can't do a Trans-Atlantic like they have their 752s do) and the end of the lease is a great way to let them go without suffering any penalties.

Phil
FlyingColours



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User currently offlineAWD123 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

First Choice Airways have god rid of 2x A321's from their fleet in recent months

G-OOAI
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G-OOAJ
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Both of which never wore First Choice titles. Don't think they're getting rid of anymore just end of lease as mentioned earlier.

AWD123


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

What will happen when the others have end of lease?

Sam



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

Leases can be extended or new ones taken out on new aircraft.

First Choice also has those 7E7s coming along. They also took up a couple of 757s recently which were ex-US and one of the last newbuild 757s has come to them.

The A321s which came off lease and went elsewhere will be covered by existing or new capacity. That doesn't mean the remaining ones will be disposed of.


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

.First Choice also has those 7E7s coming along. They also took up a couple of 757s recently which were ex-US and one of the last newbuild 757s has come to them.

The new one from Boeing flew over my head the other day, nice a quiet. Personally the 757's are much more fun but, as much as I love the 757 roar, the A321 lawnmower sound rocks! I love it when people think there's something wrong with the aircraft and start looking around because of the CFM engines, great sound Big thumbs up

Sam Smile



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