Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Potential 717 Setback In AA/TWA Merger  
User currently offlinePANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4287 posts, RR: 83
Posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2122 times:


I got this off Bloomberg:

Seattle, Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co. could strengthen
its competitive position yet have orders canceled if AMR Corp.'s
American Airlines acquires Trans World Airlines Inc. and certain
assets of US Airways Group Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported.
While American officials have said they intend to remain a
Boeing-only jet operator, they don't want the 100-seat 717 jets
TWA had ordered from Boeing, the newspaper said. TWA has already
received 15 of the 50 jets it ordered.
Seattle-based Boeing is making no change in its financial
guidance to investors because the carriers haven't acted on their
plans, a spokesman told the newspaper.
While rival Airbus Industrie also may lose TWA orders for
75 of its small A320 planes, Airbus officials have signaled that
they plan to defend the value of their order contracts in any
court proceedings or transactions, the newspaper said.

(WSJ 1/9 A6)

Ask the impossible to achieve the best possible
3 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2060 times:

TWA is in bankruptcy and all contracts can be nullified.

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8530 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2047 times:

I don't know if it'd make economic sense, but I say American ought to ditch their F100s and replace them with the 717s, if they do merge.

User currently offlineKUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2038 times:

Reason is simple: AA is thinking in long view terms -- aircrafts needed for future need to be bigger.

If F100s have been the right capacity for the '90s, it sure doesn't mean that 717 can substitute them forever.

More and more people travel every year.

F100s need to be replaced by 73NGs, which will be flying F100 routes with more capacity for next couple of decades to come.

Makes sense?

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
AA/TWA Merger posted Tue Aug 7 2001 04:08:54 by 747buff
Poll: AA/TWA Merger posted Tue Jul 10 2001 21:30:42 by Airplanelover
Question About AA/TWA Merger... posted Mon Jul 9 2001 08:05:12 by SEA nw DC10
AA/TWA Merger Or Buyout?!?! posted Wed Jan 10 2001 22:13:56 by AA777
Hell No To The AA/TWA Merger! posted Tue Jan 9 2001 05:24:09 by Toxtethogrady
UA/U And AA/TWA Merger posted Mon Jan 8 2001 16:57:52 by UA752
Will TWA's New 717's Be Delivered In AA's Colors? posted Sat Apr 28 2001 19:32:44 by Che
US/HP Merger Compared To AA/TWA Acquistion.. posted Wed Nov 29 2006 17:35:45 by AASTEW
TWA 717's Still In The Desert? posted Mon Oct 14 2002 15:54:10 by 717fan
AA/TWA 717 posted Wed Oct 3 2001 04:47:54 by Boeing nut