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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1076 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.

Alaska: MD-90
Valujet: 717
America West: A300-600, 767-200
British Caledonian: MD-11
TWA: A330
Northwest: A330
Continental: A340
SkyWest: SAAB 2000
Southern: MD-80
Western: 767-200




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User currently offlineBrenjoro_QF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Quite a few airlines ordered the concorde, but then dropped them when the fuel prices rocketed.

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6588 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 985 times:

Transbrasil 777
ANA A340-300
Dragonair MD11
Gulf Air A330-300


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 976 times:

Dragonair ordered the MD 11 before????? Why? When was that?

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6588 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 958 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.


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 943 times:

ValuJet did get the 717, They changed there name to AirTran and have ordered 50 and are looking the buy TWA's orders.

I don't know who it was but someone cancled an order for 20 757, I saw that on the boeing site.

And NW just ordered "22" A-330-200s ....not sure on the number.



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User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 943 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,

Pan Am: A320
Singapore: MD-11



User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3867 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 933 times:

When did AmWest order the 767 and A300? I remember though about BCAL and their order for the MD11, as they were originally slated to be the launch customer of the aircraft.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 932 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.


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4191 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Sorry man.... NWA order a pile of A330-300's, 757-300's, and A320's. keep in mind that is 330's, not 340's. NWA has no plans of getting 340's in the near future.


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User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 893 times:

The 20 B757-200s cancelled were from NWA. NWA actually changed them to the 18 (+2reconfirmable) B757-300s.
It is stipulated in the contract that NWA may reconvert any amount back to the B757-200.



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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3700 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 887 times:
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The early VS '340's were the NW A340's.

Concordes were only ordered by BA & AF, the other airlines only placed options


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 879 times:

Iraqi Airways and LACSA(Costa Rica) for the A310-300 which they never took Smile


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User currently offlineSia772er From Singapore, joined Aug 2000, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 878 times:

GA with 6 777...
somebody said they are still in order book


User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 871 times:
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Ethiopian once bought A340, it was even painted but NTU


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 870 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.

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 865 times:

Western and Bonanza is listed as having cancelled BAC-111 orders.

TWA SE-210 Caravelles are listed as not taken up. (A/C del. to Indian airlines, Alitalia, JAT, Austrian and LAN Chile.)

I'm not sure about which airlines had Concorde on order......



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Forgot the Ozark 727's....N720ZK, N721ZK


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 855 times:

And the Continental 767-324's......Delta and Vietnam has one each...


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 853 times:

Vietnam has three 767-324's and Ansett has one...


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 834 times:

Wardair: Fokker 100, MD80, Airbus A310 (well, they had some Airbuses before they were taken over, but most were never received)

Can anyone confirm this? I'm not 100% sure about the Fokkers and MD80s, were they already ordered or just negotiating?


User currently offlineWiLdmanVzla From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 821 times:

VIASA ordered the MD11 (2 of them), but when Iberia bought the airline, the order was cancelled.

... I remember that LACSA & TransBrasil were in the launch list orders for the B757, they never took over those planes.

TWA had orders for the A330... .

****


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 821 times:

The Wardair A310's went to the RCAF...

Greg



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User currently offlineL'Espace180 From France, joined Sep 2000, 938 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 782 times:

The 10 AF A330-300 that Air Inter ordered...

User currently offlineNRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 778 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)

25 24291 : 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
26 MEA : 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
27 Jmc1975 : 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
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