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US Airways Airbus Deliveries?  
User currently offlineSaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1612 posts, RR: 11
Posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

When does US Airways start taking delivery of their new Airbuses? I know they placed a large order for planes from the A320 series and a fair number of 330s.

Anyone know about deliveries? I know that some are slated to replace the 737s, but with loads and growth it seems like some of these will be growth airplanes, domestically and internationally.

Thanks!


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User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3237 times:



Quoting Vega (Reply 1):
These are the current delivery schedules. They do not include the 2 Swiss to be leased (via ILFC) 332s (2008 or 2009), or the several A340s for China which should be available sometime in 2008:

http://yahoo.brand.edgar-online.com/...dcn=0001179022-07-000124&Type=HTML

http://yahoo.brand.edgar-online.com/...=HTML

Looks like all 737s and 767s will be gone by 2012. This still leaves the 757. What are US plans for replacing these aircraft?



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3127 times:



Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 9):
Looks like all 737s and 767s will be gone by 2012.

I don't want the 767s to go...  crying 



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3086 times:



Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 9):
What are US plans for replacing these aircraft?

US has ordered about 36 A321 to replace their domestic 757s. US 757s have already begun operating with freighter companies. They will no doubt keep 15-20 of them for ETOPS oceanic flights, though.


User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2401 times:



Quoting Flighty (Reply 11):
US has ordered about 36 A321 to replace their domestic 757s. US 757s have already begun operating with freighter companies. They will no doubt keep 15-20 of them for ETOPS oceanic flights, though

Thanks for the response.

I heard the 321 is a poor man's replacement for the 757, because the latter has better operating characteristics in operating in hot and high conditions like PHX and LAS.



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2356 times:



Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 12):
because the latter has better operating characteristics in operating in hot and high conditions like PHX and LAS.

I imagine they will have some issues, yes. US (east) uses the 757 at LAS extensively right now. Can the A321 do the job, probably yes. After all, US configured its 757 with 8F expressly for markets like LAS. So it may not be operational necessity that they operate there, just marketing reasons.

PHX has seen plenty of A321 operations. Seems to work out. PHX-BOS would be a real stretch during winters, however. Maybe Airbus has improved the A321 slightly since US's early batch. With another 200 miles of range, the A321 would fully replace US's 757-domestic without a problem. It is only the Hawaii and Europe flights that the A321 really cannot hope to fly (and EGE, as noted).

US's A321 seems to hold 169 pax, but there were rumors of reconfig up to 180 or so. That's a 757 load. Performance and climb will never be 757 quality, but the A321 burns less fuel no matter how you dice it. Don't have any data handy, but I think around 15% less fuel burn.


User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2212 times:



Quoting Flighty (Reply 13):
US's A321 seems to hold 169 pax, but there were rumors of reconfig up to 180 or so.

They were previously 169 (26/143), but are now 180 (16/164).



I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2139 times:

Actually the current 321 config at US is F16-Y167 Total 183 and this is the currently planned config for new deliveries.

Regards

LGA777


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