FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2431 times:
When AC put A and B in competition for a huge widebody order , they said the winner will pay for retroffiting (Winglets ???????) their 767-300 fleet.
We all know now , there is no more winner.
Question : Will AC go ahead with this 767-300 retroffiting plan ?
Sebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1661 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
It will go ahead, but I don't expect an announcement for a few weeks. Work was to begin in the fall, and the refurbishing was announced even before AC said it was seeking new aircraft. The issue now is what features to incorporate that might go into new aircraft at a later date. For example, when AC knew it was buying 777s and 787s, it looked at a number of Boeing proprietary features and at products that would be suitable for the 777s and 787s so that the 767 product would "harmonize" with the interiors of the new aircraft. If AC ends up adding used Airbus planes, that potential/need for harmonization is not there. I would expect AC management to be thinking over whether to repackage the 777/787 purchase to make it acceptable to the pilots, or whether Plan B could include new Airbus equipment.
EnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 821 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2273 times:
If the pilots don't change their mind I would imagine the new interiors will not go ahead since they were part of the Boeing deal. They will however probably get the IFEs and seats. The winglets are probably not going to happen either.