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User currently offlineDFORD757 From United States of America, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

I read in a book that TWA had ordered several Airbus A330s and they should have been delivered in 1998. What ever happaned to that order? US Airways is the only US carrier so far to fly the A330.

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User currently offlineCaplanet84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

I think that order may have been canceled due to some financial difficulties that TWA had and still has. The airline must save what it has and become profitable again before it can make major deals like that. If TWA stays alive (which I personally think will not happen considering the airline is near bankruptcy) you will finally see what you wanted to see.

User currently offlineJr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 974 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

I think the A330s were converted to A320/319/318 recently. Correct me if I'm wrong ...

I've flown on 9V-SPK.
User currently offline1011 FAN From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

If TWA is so broke, how did they buy all those new MD83s and the 717s?...Just curious...

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7907 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

The 330 order was converted when TWA ordered the 318's. For TWA's purposes renewing its short-haul fleet is far more important at the time than getting new overseas aircraft... a large portion of the trans-atlantic routes have been cancelled (remember Karabu) for various reasons, mainly they weren't making money. TWA has been able to supplement and upgrade their long haul fleet through leaseback deals with GECAS and ILFC.

Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2528 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (15 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

FYI 1011 Fan:
Just to let you know, the old Pan Am was buying BRAND NEW planes (Airbuses) up until their last gasp. Buying new planes is not an indicator of financial stability. CO was receiving new 737-500's a year after they came out of bankruptcy and had hardly made a dime.

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