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Will Air Canada Retire Its Remaining 3 B 747-400s?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5343 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, 1666 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5268 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, 2169 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5260 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, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5213 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, 16335 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4936 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 (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4761 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, 16335 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4504 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, 1796 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4246 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, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4238 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 (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3914 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 (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3858 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: 36
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3735 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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