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Mexicana's 1st Gen 737 Orders  
User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2717 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?




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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

When I first read your topic, it surprised the hell out of me. I thought Mexicana had just ordered NG737s.

User currently offlineGortsilo From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 1):
When I first read your topic, it surprised the hell out of me. I thought Mexicana had just ordered NG737s.

I thought the same thing! lol


User currently offlineXaapb From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 438 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Make that 3 of us, I also thought that!
BTW I can't see the image.
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User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

How about four! The thread title is totally misleading! I was surprised that Ghost wasn't telling me about it since it appeared!


Interesting about the orders, probably just changed them for more 727.


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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5673 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

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.


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User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2724 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

 Silly 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?

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User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2492 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.

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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3659 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2488 times:
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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.


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