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User currently offlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 797 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

G´day

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?


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User currently offlineCaboclo From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

UPS is right up there too; A300, 727, 747, 757, 767, MD11, DC8, and 380s on order.


Freight dogs have more fun
User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3878 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.

User currently onlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

Are you factoring in regional affiliates, because if you are that can make the difference.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

The airline with the most aircraft types in it's entire history though, is of course, Air France, I don't know exactly how many but I think it's around 50.


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineBaw2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

US had quite a few prior to Wolfie killing them off.

F28's MD80-82 DC-30-50 any -10's? B732-733-734 B721-722 B752 B762 F100 A330 A319-320-321


Most of these were still in the fleet when I worked at PIT back in 1999. The 28's were gone and the 722's were doing shuttle work in DC along with B732's (metro, horrid paint job).



"And remember, Keep your stick on the ice"--->Red Green
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Quoting AeroVodochody (Reply 4):
The airline with the most aircraft types in it's entire history though, is of course, Air France, I don't know exactly how many but I think it's around 50.

I think the topic is about the airlines with most aircraft types in service NOW , not in its history...

In both case, AF is far from being the one with the most a/c types !!!!

Now :

Short/medium Haul : A318/A319/A320/A321 & B735.
in 2006, only one single type : A320's family.

Long-Haul :

B772ER/B773ER
A332/A343
B744.

The 4 Remaining B743 will leave the fleet in 2006/2007.

Difficult to find more simple with a World major airline !

Back to the topic, I would say Aeroflot :

B777, B767, A310, A320's family, Tu154, Tu134, IL86, IL96 ...


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

Aeroflot also operate the DC-10....


It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3522 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."
User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):

Interestingly, LH has operated every single Airbus type except the 318.

And the A340-500  banghead   cry 

Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

Saudi Arabian has many. couldn't find the numbers, but they fly a bunch of different types.


Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3328 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

The now defunct ansett was in the same boat too.
many say that this, as well as the merger with NZ brought on it's downfall.
small carrier - too many aircraft types.


User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Well, what about Varig:

EMB135/145
B733/734/735
B73G/738
B757
B763
B777
MD-11

Or KLM

F50
F70
F100
733/734
738/739
763
777
MD-11



Les escribo desde el frío de mi verde altiplano.
User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

I think UAL has a ton as well: A-319, 320, 737, 757, 767, 777, CRJ 200, 700, Bae 146-100, 200; 747, and a couple of props that escape memory are all currently in the fleet with express carriers.


One Nation Under God
User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 12):
Or KLM

F50
F70
F100
733/734
738/739
763
777
MD-11

Don't forget the B747s.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

Quoting LHB727230Adv (Reply 9):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):

Interestingly, LH has operated every single Airbus type except the 318.

And the A340-500

I said type, not variant. I guess technically the 318 is a variant so they've operated every type  Wink



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

How about DL:

732, 733, 738, 752, 762, 763, 764, 777, MD-80, MD-90?


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Quoting Heavierthanair (Thread starter):
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

Austrian's varied fleet is well-known in the industry - it has even been termed the "butterfly collection" because of the number of different aircraft in it.


User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Think this is the winner

although they don't operate the 767 anymore, i think they still have a great list

its CZ

:

ERJ-145 /LI
ATR-72-200
A319
A320
A300-600
A321
A330
737-300
737-500
737-700
737-800
747-400F
757-200
777-200ER
MD-82
MD-90
A380 *
767-300**





* will be added soon
** left the fleet


User currently offlineJCS From Netherlands, joined Jun 2004, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Quoting Matt27 (Reply 14):
Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 12):
Or KLM

F50
F70
F100
733/734
738/739
763
777
MD-11

Don't forget the B747s

And don't forget the A330s which will join this year.


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Emirates has to be up there!

A310-300
A310-300F (Soon to be Converted)
A330-200
A340-300
A340-500
A340-600HGW (On order)
777-200
777-200/ER
777-300
777-300/ER
747-400F

Rob!


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2858 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
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 12):
Well, what about Varig:

EMB135/145
B733/734/735
B73G/738
B757
B763
B777
MD-11

...B738, B739...and DC-10 (RG Cargo)...


User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

...B738, B739...and DC-10 (RG Cargo)...


did i missed something? since when do they have 900's?


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