AirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5373 times:
I know there has been alot of talk about AC A340-300s leaving the fleet and who will take them. Now lets try the twin engine, who will take AC A330-300s when they are replaced with B777s? We all know the A330-300s will be staying around for at least 3 or 4 years maybe? We all know its not official which airline will acquire AC A340-300s but there were lots of speculations on SR and other airlines?. Any speculations who wants the twin engines from AC?
Your comments are appreciate.
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4938 times:
How old will the A333s be in 2009? 15 years or so? I'll guess that longer-haul LCCs might be interested in such a plane, as the A333 will be fairly efficient even in 10 years from now. Also, AC has a good mx-reputation, right? That'll make them attractive too...
Magyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4913 times:
Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 6): How old will the A333s be in 2009? 15 years or so?
The first A330 built would be 15 years indeed. AC A333s have been delivered between October 1999 and August 2001, so they'll be between 8 and 10 years old.
But I think what really matters is the way they are maintained as well as the number of cycles and flying hours they have accumulated.
Jamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 779 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4589 times:
The aviation landscape can change so much in 4 years that this really is a pointless exercise. Airlines go bankrupt, merge and emerge. There are two many variables that can change in that timeline that speculation is even pointless. Who's to say that an airline that doesn't even exist now doesn't grab them? Or maybe, God forbid, they'll invent cheap and efficient personal transporters a la Star Trek and the aviation business will be wiped out. You never know...
I know MYT have a mix of 767/A330 at the moment,but believe they are looking to get more 330's in,when 767 lease expires in 2-3 years.
They have 330-200's at the moment,but scandinavian operation has 330-300's.
NorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3137 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3959 times:
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Quoting Bmacleod (Reply 13): How about wondering what AC routes the A330s will be taking over after the A340s leave the fleet?
Basically... the same routes they fly now. With the exception of shifting some of them off of YYZ-LHR/FRA and YUL-FRA when the 773s come in. Otherwise look for them bumping 763s off of trans-atlantic runs and the 763s bumping 762s and 321s domestically and so on until the planned removals have been covered.
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