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Will Air Canada Retire Its Remaining 3 B 747-400s?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5251 times:

Any news? They mentioned about retiring their remaining 3 B 747-400s many times but still.....

Hope they will stay for a while.

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User currently offlineSebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1663 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5176 times:

One is out already and the other two are gone at the end of the month.



User currently offlineAf022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5168 times:

do they still have their B747-400 combis? are they trying to dump them?

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5121 times:

Those 3 B 747-400s are combis.

Well they keep on delaying their retirement. So I am not sure when they will be gone completely.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4844 times:

Yes, these very fitting symbols of AC's failed obsession with rampant excess capacity will soon be removed from service.

If only failed excess mgmt capacity would be removed also......









Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAlektoronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4669 times:

Actually the AC 747's didn't have many more seats than the 330's and 340's so passenger capacity is not the issue but operating only 3 of them is highly inefficient. Surprisingly with AC's "new" direction in targeting intercontinental markets I would think that they would keep 747's for Asian flights as the market potential is there.

Personally I will miss the 747's, they were my favorites on the intercontinental routes.

cheers
Alek


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

Actually the AC 747's didn't have many more seats than the 330's and 340's so passenger capacity is not the issue but operating only 3 of them is highly inefficient.

I agree Alek. Indeed, in the absense of a buyer or new lessor, you would think it would make sense to keep them. I guess it all depends on the lease agreement.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Which one is the one on that hangar of YVR along with the three Zip 732? I heard that CA was interested in it, but its one of the combis that came out at the very beginning of the combi line isn't it? I bet there are major restrictions on the first few combis that came out.

I have no idea why its in YVR, not YYZ as YYZ is the hub for those three combis.



Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

These 3 are oddballs; there is extra floor strengthening or something of that nature as required by DoD when AC bought them, making them quite a bit heavier than a standard 74E. As such, they are seen as quite undesirable on the market.


buhh bye
User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3822 times:

C-GAGM has been retired. It was the only one owned by AC. 'GL and 'GN are leased from GECAS.

User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3766 times:

Isn't AI interested in them? I though they were in the market for 747 Combis, but maybe thinking of another airline.


Boston, USA
User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

C-FBCA, -FCRA have already gone to AR; -GMWW is about to follow. Does anyone know if any of AC's remaining 744s will follow suit?

Regards,

ZXV




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