NYC Int'l From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
The 737-600 is about in the same class as the 737-200, the 7372 is accounts for about a third of all classic 737s ordered. 737NGs are setting selling records of their own but not the -600. The youngest 737-200 are 22yrs. old. Both Delta & Southwest have ordered NGs but not the -600 model even though they both havce many old 737-200. SAS has ordered some but there have been few other orders. Is the is the weak link in a very successful chain?
FirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
The 737-600 does not generate much profits. An airline will do much better with a fully loaded 737-800 than a fully loaded 737-600.
The US airline I think might go after the 737-600 might be AirTran because A)There is not a backlog for the 737-600, therefore they will get a quicker delivery and B)The 717 is not capable for routes like Atlanta-Los Angeles, and the 737-600 would fit in perfectly. Both aircraft have about the same capacity.
Southwest should have purchased the 737-600 but its transcontinental routes are doing so well that the airline decided to purchase the 737-700 to fill in that capacity.
BTW, the 737-200 was originally designed as a regional jet, and the 737NGs are now regular transcontinental flyers. The 717 was put in place for regional flights.
Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3469 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
Sv11 is right. The 736 is too small for most carrier's needs. The additional cost of the -700 is minor compared to the revenue the 20 extra seats can produce...... BTW, the 6/7/800 are all built on the same production line(s)..so there is no reduced 'backlog' for the -600.
NYC Int'l From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
So 737-600s are not likley to be used as replacements for 737-200s? Also I think that in my opinion Boeing will develope a longer range version of the 717, this could only hurt the -600.I wonder if they will stretch the 717 a little to increase the number buss. class seats.
FirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
The 717-300 is under study by Boeing and AirTran, which will include additional capacity (120 original, but with galleys and wardrobe closets removed on AirTran the # of seats would increase to around 130-140).
Also, the 717-100, also under study by Boeing and AirTran, which will contain reduced capacity (80 original, but with galleys and wardrobe closets removed on AirTran the # of seats would increase to around 90).
ClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
Wait and see.
Who wanted the 737-100/200 when it came out...not many!
Boeing said that planes like the 757-300, 767-400, 717 are built for a future market, so they could be high-sellers in 2004 or so!
Maybe the -600 will too. Many low-budget airlines, not only in the US, are using the 737-200, but in 5 years these planes will be, if the oil-prices continue to rise, very un-economaly to fly. Then there might be a boost in -600 orders!
"I really don't know one plane from the other. To me they are just marginal costs with wings."Ã¯Â¿Â½ Alfred Kahn, 1977
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8197 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
I must say that there are loads of 737-300s around, and it is such a great aircraft. I have recently done quite a few jumpseat rides in 733s and it's such a delightful aircraft for a pilot, and probably a five year old 733 is half the price of the 736, which I guess is a kind of "entry-level" 737NG. I know the 733 is a little bigger but it's definitely cheaper. It's just a classic workhorse and way too soon to replace it.
Someone who said the 100-seat market is sluggish now is right, plus the waters are muddied by contradictory competition, ie stretched RJs, EMBs, Avros, A318 et al. Not to mention Boeing's own 717 - what is the point of this plane? Unless you're Air Tran? If you're going to invest in new technology, it should be the start of a new line, not the end of an old one (depreciation on 717-200s will be twice that of any 737 or A318-21).
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