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Fleet Commonality Leaders  
User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 23
Posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 387 times:

Who do you think are the fleet commonality leaders in the airline industry? Who will be?

I think that once Delta's fleet plans are done, it will be among the best in the world, with just the 737, 757/767, and 777 in the mainline fleet.

Any airline that operates only the A319/320 family and A330/340 family is also really good. Is there any airline that has the entire Airbus family and nothing else in its mainline fleet? Swissair maybe?

DeltaSFO


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User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 329 times:

Hey, you're forgetting Continental, which will be a Delta clone in the fleet arena. 737's, 757/67, and 777.

But I can't think of any only-airbus users. I think that the SAir group will eventually become this way, though. It's only a matter of time.


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 324 times:

Once CO gets rid of its last DC-10s and MD-80s, it will have only 3 fleet types (excluding CO express):
1. 737 (-300, -500, -700, -800, -900)
2. 757/767 (752, 753, 762, 764)
3. 777

If you count COex, then they will have 4 fleet types (ERJ-135/145).

Besides DL and CO, all of the other airlines have ways to go.


User currently offlineAero_Lima From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 319 times:

Southwest

User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 318 times:

I am guessing we aren't including airlines like SWA, or any of the other low cost carriers, or new airlines. They have all 737s which is pretty good cominality to me. Also airlines like Frontier, national, or many other smaller airlines only have one type.

Swissair doesn't have all Airvus yet, but they will when the A346 is delivered. I believe SN is also all airbus, or will be shortly.

Will AC become airbus in time? Or will the 767s and the 747s be around for a little while longer?


User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 309 times:

........except WN which operates 737-200/300/400/700/800

TW isn't so bad (once the 9's leave):

1) 717-200
2) MD80
3) 757/767


User currently offlineFrozensun From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 291 times:

a rough guess, don't yell if i'm wrong:
srilankan
dragonair
swissair (soon, once the md-11s go)
icelandair


User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 279 times:

NZ 737, 767, 747
QF Ditto, though this maybe about to change


User currently offlineShinseki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 268 times:

Long term, TWA will look more like this

B717
A318/19/20
B757/767


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 261 times:

Air Tahiti Nui.

ONE Airbus 340-211. Only one type, only one of a type. All the pilots know how to fly it, don't have to train them to fly any other type.  



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 252 times:

Well it's definately NOT SIA. 747, 777, A340, A310, A3XX, 747F, and finally 1 727 for cargo to Bangalore, India.


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User currently offlineSA-JET From South Africa, joined May 2000, 297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 242 times:

Within a few months, SAA will be:
737-200/800
747-200/300/400/SP

All current Airbus aircraft are being phased out (300/320)

Swissair are actively moving towards an all Airbus fleet. I think this will be completed by 2005


User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 224 times:

Braathens has a all B737 fleet, even if it`s both 400s and 500s and also the NG 700. But I`ve heard they are considering smaller aircraft..


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