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Any 717 News Out There?  
User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4038 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.

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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Quoting 717fan (Thread starter):
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?

717fan,
You forgot to mention Air Tran Airways. According to their website, they want to add more 717 and 737s.

Read the bottom page of this link:

http://www.airtran.com/aircraft/new_717_jets.aspx

Cheers


User currently offline717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 1):
You forgot to mention Air Tran Airways. According to their website, they want to add more 717 and 737s.

With the 717 production winding down the only way FL will be able
to obtain more 717's is if the above mentioned 717 operators decide
to not be 717 operators anymore.



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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

Almost all of the world's supply of 717's will be with FL, kinda like the USAF and the 707  wink 


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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

Unfortunately the last 717 is now being built. I had the opportunity to fly on it many times will FL and enjoyed it immensely. I wish it had more success in the marketplace.

I think that Midwest actually gets the last 717, but I could be wrong on that.



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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 4):
I think that Midwest actually gets the last 717, but I could be wrong on that.

Airtran gets the last one.



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3593 times:
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Jetstar Australia is getting rid of its B717 fleet and parent QF is taking some of them to replace their QF Link BAe146s, not sure whats happening with the other JQ B717s

User currently offlineSideflare75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 5):
Airtran gets the last one.

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.


User currently offlineDacman From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 444 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
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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.

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User currently offlineSideflare75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3081 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?


User currently offlineTerry From Qatar, joined Jul 2005, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
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Bangkok Airways, now operating 4, are rumoured to be getting 2 more later this year. One factor influencing choice is limited size of Samui airport – the 717 is the largest jet that can get in.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2985 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 – 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)  Smile The only reason PG doesn't operate the A320 to USM is that they are needed on other routes (longer)  Smile

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User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Are OA's 717's still flying for them? When do the leases expire?
Thanks


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