Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57 Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
Any information concerning when Japan Air Lines will begin replacing its large fleet of 747-100/200/300, DC-10-40 and MD-11 aircraft? Some of the 747 and DC-10 aircraft are quite old, and many of them are used on the airlines "high-cycle" domestic routes. JAL has ordered some 777-200/300, but it, and its "related: carriers (such as Japan Asia, Resort Express) still have a good number of older aircraft. I would imagine that this would be one of the largest and most expensive aircraft orders in decades - a major battle between Boeing and Airbus. Any info?
AF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1196 times:
I would love to see an A3XX in the fleet of JAL. Airbus Industrie said on Thursday that Japanese carriers would need to buy some 600 new passenger aircraft worth $88 billion over the next 20 years.
That includes 180 aircraft such as the new A3XX with more than 400 seats, the biggest such requirement of any country.
747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1136 times:
The 747-SR46's are getting old, but they are different structurally, so they proably have a different "end of life" than a regular "-100", so I see them keeping them a little longer. The 747-46D holds 563 people and they supposedly haven't had any shortages yet. The 747-300's (SRE's-- Super Resort Express") are not that old, dating from the mid 80's.
I think JAL will stay loyal toi Boeing, but I wouldn't be suprised if they ordered a few A3xx's (probably with GE engines).