Heavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 634 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2624 times:
Looking up the aircraft type of a friends flight with Austrian I was astonished to find no less than 19 aircraft types listed as being operated - not including subtypes. Some may claim these are operated by different airlines, true, but all those are owned by Austrian.
They are operating just about all models of the B737NG along with the A320 range including a bunch of Fokkers and most Bombardier offerings, and seemingly all the mid sized Boeing and Airbus long rangers. All that appears to be missing is the B777-300, 747´s, some B787´s and A380´ies, but it may have escaped my attention that all those may be on order / about to be delivered too.
Does Austrian have any plans to streamline their fleet and either go with the A or B company for the larger types. I am aware that Lauda always had a preference for Boeing, but to my knowledge he is no longer in control of that airline, so what is holding up rationalization?
Anyone out there that can enlighten us as to the future reequipment plans of Austrian?
PanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2601 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2505 times:
AA had quite a few before they dropped the B727s, the earlier 737s (acquired via merger), the F100, the DC10, the MD11, the few 717s (via TWA), and the B747s. Though not all operated at the same time, the early 90s was AAs heyday, in regards to this topic. In fact, AA is (as far as I know) the only airline in existence to operate every single line of Boeing's commercial jet aircraft division, at one time or another (B707-B777), excluding different variants of course.
Starlionblue From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2004, 15869 posts, RR: 66 Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 2): In fact, AA is (as far as I know) the only airline in existence to operate every single line of Boeing's commercial jet aircraft division, at one time or another (B707-B777), excluding different variants of course.
Interestingly, LH has operated every single Airbus type except the 318.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - from Citadel by John Ringo
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 6798 posts, RR: 5 Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1485 times:
Quoting Heavierthanair (Thread starter): I am aware that Lauda always had a preference for Boeing, but to my knowledge he is no longer in control of that airline, so what is holding up rationalization?
Now he is an all Airbus guy, praising the A380 on television and flying A320s and A321 for his new airline NIKI.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong