1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6237 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4106 times:
This is not a Boeing vs. Airbus thread. This thread is to discuss which airlines intend to go all-Boeing or all-Airbus.
I know that Delta and Continental will likely stick with Boeing as they are now. American also intends on going all-Boeing after the retirement of the A300s. I have heard ANA plans to go all-Boeing in the long term.
As for all-Airbus, I know that US Airways intends on going all-Airbus.
[Edited 2005-12-28 17:52:55]
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Swissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4011 times:
I do not think B or A will ever build all the ac's airlines are asking (need) for,
There are so many factors involved of choosing the right ac for that route and
market because it does not mean that if it works for LH it will work for BA.
ElGreco From France, joined Nov 2005, 164 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3258 times:
Quoting ELAL 744 (Reply 16): El Al is all Boeing and I would bet good money that it stays that way because of politics and not because of products.
I'd love to see an A380 in LY colors
That's right, El AL is only Boeing partially because of politics (if not only), but it's was never with any MD or other too? (may be I'm wrong?).
Concerning that real politics avionics facts, the only possibility is that the Dassault familly take a part of EADS or Airbus cake (they are full of money actually) and may be the Israelien gouvernement will authorised to buy some Airbus in memory of Marcel Dassault who have done so much to help Israel in the past.
AM: It is moving to an all-Boeing fleet. Although it will keep several MD-80's for the next few years, at some point AM will only operate 737NG's and 777's, with the 787 as a possibility.
MX: It is moving to an all-Airbus fleet. Although it is operating a few 752's and a 763ER at the moment, expect those to be retired in the coming months. MX already has A318's, A319's, A320's and there is speculation that the A321 could be considered for some routes out of CUN. As for the widebodies, a separate thread discusses how MX wants to have one or two A332's in 2006 and place an order for A340's soon too (not sure if it will be A343E's, A345's or A346's, although the A345 makes most sense if MX seriously wants to fly to Asia).
As for the new carriers, GOL México will have an all-Boeing 737NG fleet and Volaris will have an all Airbus A32X fleet.