Edelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2982 times:
I was browsing for some old magazine ads and I found one about the 1st Gen 737. It states the airlines with orders for the 737. I would guess MX wanted to go with the 737, because of the 727. But what ever happened to the orders? Why did MX prefer not to go with the 737's? And, how many planes did MX order?
Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2751 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2831 times:
Well, it might be a little misleading, but its only a trick to the eye. He said 1st Generation 737s, which means '737-100s,' not New Generation 737s, which obviously are the current generation models of the line that are currently made.
Anyway, did it have something to do with the elevation of MEX? Those underpowered 737-100s would have had a tough time climbing out of MEX and would have experienced penality issues, which would have not made it economical for Mexicana and so it standardized its fleet on 727s. Isn't it why Mexicana ordered the DC-10-15, which was specially made for them taking into consideration the altitude of Mexico City?
N405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2757 times:
Count me also! (5).
MX time thinked about the 737, for it´s fleet renewal when the 727 was starting to age, but at that time the A320 was a really advanced program and MX was pleased with the results, also MX wanted a 150seater to replace the 727, that´s why the A320 arrived to MX´s fleet.
Life is what happens when you have other plans.....
Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3705 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2753 times:
Is it possible that MX was going to get these aircraft though a lease? Going through Boeing's Orders and Deliveries site, a few of the airlines listed in the ad are not showing up as ordering a 737 in the timeframe of the ad. Braathens, Britannia, Irish, Lake Central, NAC-New Zealand, Northern Consolidated, Pacific, and Piedmont are not in the order list. Of these airlines, almost all of them operated the 737-100/200. Don't know who Irish or Pacific were, but Lake Central was merged into Allegheny and didn't operate the 737 and Northern Consolidated merged into Wein Air and they did operate the 737-200.
Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5): It also states Avianca as a customer forthe 737-100/-200. From whati recall, these were later transferred to 727-200's when that model came out.
According the the Boeing Delivery site, AVIANCA ordered 2 737-100s and took delivery of 1 on Nov 15, 1968 and the other on Nov 21, 1968.