Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
AF 777/A340  
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4534 posts, RR: 2
Posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Will Air France order the 777-200LR? It makes a lot of sense that they would, as they've already ordered the 777-300ER. Do they plan to order any new A340's, or are they going to go all 777?

3 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

I believe they have every intention of operating both the 777 and A340. They have recently acquired several new A340-300E aircraft (replacing the handful of -200 in the fleet) and also have (or will?) upgrade their original -300s to higher gross weight standards. The 777-200, and, of course, the -300 carry more pax than the A340s; the 777s are replacing AF's mismatched fleet of 747-100/200/300, some of which came from UTA, and are in a myriad of different seating configurations. AF's long haul/wide-body fleet in the future will probably be A330-200,A340-300,777-200/300, and a limited number of 747-400 aircraft, with the older 747s, A300s, A310s, B767s all being disposed of.

User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

The A-340s were forced on AF before the airline became private and was owned by the government. They serve their purpose, but thats about it. The 777 is greatly prefered by pilots and flight attendants. I am sure AF Cabin Crew can elaborate on this.

User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1717 times:


So far, there are no plans for a 777-200LR purchase.

The A340-300 fleet will be kept to the current levels, while the 777 fleet should grow, as Mr. Spinetta, Air France's CEO said.

The reason why there are different configurations between the 747-200s is because they operate some of the on the French West Indies (with a higher density configuration) and some on the 'main' long-haul network.

The 747-400s will soon all have the same all-pax layout, 747-300s are all high-density configured, and... There aren't any 747-100 left in the fleet!  )

Here is what Air France fleet will look like

The retired fleets:
737-300 (on the long term)
737-500 (on the long term)
747-300 (on the long term)

Best regards,
Alain Mengus

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
AF 777 Vs A340 - How Do They Decide? posted Sat Dec 31 2005 21:29:33 by Clickhappy
AF 777 To DTW: Summer 2009 posted Sun Dec 7 2008 19:45:57 by LHboyatDTW
BOS Spotters : AF 777-200 Iso 744 28NOV08 posted Thu Nov 27 2008 14:40:58 by Flpuck6
AF 777 In CLE posted Sun Jul 27 2008 11:33:08 by Cle757
Another AF 777 Had An Emergency Landing In MXP posted Sat Jan 26 2008 02:21:55 by 777
AF 777 Engine Inspection? Information ...? posted Fri Dec 21 2007 03:18:06 by Marcus380
AF 777 Emergency Landing @ FCO Today posted Wed Dec 12 2007 08:32:02 by 777
Cargo On 777 X A340-500 posted Thu Nov 29 2007 06:48:07 by TP727
AF 777 Cabin Upgrade posted Wed May 9 2007 01:57:39 by A388
AF 777/200 NEV Seat Retro Fitment posted Wed Aug 23 2006 14:21:49 by Marcus380