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JAL Fleet Replacement  
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1531 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?

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User currently offlineAF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1493 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.

I just hope that JAL will choose this great bird!

User currently offlineFLYUAL From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

This information may be dated, but a JAL pilot told me that JAL planned to keep the 747-100/200/300 for quite some time. According to him, JAL is keeping them for 8 more years.

User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

I don't think that JAL will go for airbus. They don't have any capacity problems and have alway's been happy about there Boeing's

User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1433 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).

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

JAL's recent order of a number of 773ER will replace B747 classics. So may be they'll retire some classics in 5 years.

And May be JAL will stick with Boeing's proposed 747X, because they already have operated more than 100 747s. (include the jet that involoved in air disaster)

User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1031 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

As the 10 773LRs are delivered, they will displace 744s on long range routes, which will then, in turn replace the older 747-1/2/300s on shorther stage routes such as NRT-HKG/BKK/HNL etc.

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