Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46 Posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1120 times:
Can anyone tell me what airlines had firm orders for a particular type of a/c not already in the fleet, but never ended up operating that type, either through cancellation of the order and/or the airline ceasing to exist?
Here's what I was able to find.
America West: A300-600, 767-200
British Caledonian: MD-11
SkyWest: SAAB 2000
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6653 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1002 times:
Dragonair ordered the MD11 back when they were still competing with Cathay. They ordered (from memory) 3 MD11s mainly to fly to London. That's when Cathay said "we can't have you doing that!" and bought Dragonair and made them it's smaller regional airline. Obviously, the MD11s were cancelled.
Actually, Dragonair was very very interested in the 757 as well, but I am not sure if they ever ordered any.
Tupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 987 times:
For Northwest, you mean the A340, not the A330. Back in 1992 I believe (correct me if I'm wrong), NWA cancelled their orders for the type that it held. The A330's were deferred until recently when they were brought back to firm. Also,
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 976 times:
If you can find it, please check out the 1987 book, "Modern Commercial Aircraft", and see the airline index in the back.
America West was listed as having both the 762 and the AB3-6 on order as of First Quarter 1987.
It is possible that it was a misprint, but I cross checked numerous other fleets and orders listed, and to this day never found any discrepancies.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10883 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 914 times:
Libyan Arab ordered two or three B747-200, but after the aircraft were built and even painted they didn´t/couldn´t take them because of the "war" with the US in 1980. The aircraft were then repainted in Air Algerie´s red and green livery. But also this deal didn´t come through, so in the end they were taken by Varig one year later. They are now flying for Air Hongkong, converted to freighters.
NRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 822 times:
I think China Airlines placed an order for DC-10s in 1973 or 74 but could not complete the transaction because of financing issues. The reason that I think there was an actual order is that they advertised the coming DC-10 in television commercials in Taiwan. The deal apparently fell through a few months later, when they pulled the adverts. They ended up with a couple of ex-Delta 747s I believe.(In 1975)
: America West: 2 B747-4G7 on order, not taken up 14 B737-4G7 on order, not taken up They were going to lease an L-1011 from ATA in 1992, but it was NTU
: Ansett had orders for the A321 & Australian Airlines (QANTAS) had orders for the A320. These aircraft types were not delivered QANTAS used it's deposi
: I am a proud owner of the 1987 book "Modern Commericial Aircraft" and I noticed the misprint many times about America West ordering Airbus A300s and B