LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13765 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5030 times:
They will probably need to keep some for a few more years even after all of the new NG order comes through due to route and frequency expansion. I am quite sure they will squeeze every penny of value they can from them before they need major checks or mx.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 28844 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4698 times:
Quoting Type-rated (Reply 3): And from what I understand the -500 series will not be too far behind the -300 on the retirement plan
Those -500s cost CO a lot to operate because of lease rates that date back to the Lorenzo-induced bankruptcy. The -300s are mainly owned as they are older models and actually have a lower overall trip cost for CO than the -500s do. The reason that they are being retired first is likely cycle number.
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