717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2022 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4651 times:
It is very quiet around the 717, which is no surprise as Boeing isn't take any orders on it.
I am wondering what the operators of the small 717 fleets (Aebal, Bangkok Air, Olympic) will do? Will they dispose of its 717 or add more if available?
Has anyone news? Thanks a lot.
True AirTran gets the last one built and Midwest gets the last one delivered. At least that's what I was told by someone at work. He also said they might try and set it up so Midwest and AirTran take delivery on the same day and have some kind of ceremony. That will be a sad day.
Dacman From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 447 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3820 times:
AirTran will take delivery of the last MD-95 (717-200) built and it will be the last one delivered as well. The last two aircraft (both AirTran) will be delivered in June 2006 as it stands now, though the aircraft will be completed in early 2006.
I am co-authoring a story on the last MD-95 and we are following it through the entire production process. I photographed the nose section on the nose dock, barrel sections and wing sections in early December inside Building 80 at LGB.
Sideflare75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3694 times:
I guess I stand corrected then because you obviously know what you are talking about. I was told Midwest was taking the last delivery by our representative who goes out to Long Beach to pick up the new airplanes.
If I remember correctly isn't Midwest also taking delivery of thier last one in June?
B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3831 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3598 times:
Quoting Terry (Reply 10): Bangkok Airways, now operating 4, are rumoured to be getting 2 more later this year.
Yep correct, hopefuly they can get some from Olympic
Quoting Terry (Reply 10): One factor influencing choice is limited size of Samui airport β the 717 is the largest jet that can get in.
Not true, the A32X/737 is the largest jet capable of landing at USM (Samui), the airport even advertises it (well used to) The only reason PG doesn't operate the A320 to USM is that they are needed on other routes (longer)