Some months ago they were on the verge to acquire A330s , but now are looking at the 787 , for delivery no latter than next year.
Probably some slots left due to cancellations will allow them to take the first in 2011.
And now they are looking at the A320 , despite having begunn to build a 737-700 (and 738) fleet.
WB will be either 787 or A330.No interest in A350XWB yet.
NB will be A32X or 73NG , or both ?
One thing seems to be done ; E190 for Austral
What will be their next announcement ? AR is not a borring airline !
Aeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 384 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3060 times:
Remember the A380 orders under Marsans. Aerolineas is still very messy at the moment however things have definatley improved. I will talk to our very dear friend an A340 captain who should be able to tell us what is what here.
unclekoru From New Zealand, joined Oct 2009, 241 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2968 times:
If Aerolineas was to choose the 787 as their sole widebody aircraft (which was raised as a possible scenario in the linked article), what would this mean for EZE-AKL? I must admit that I'm not totally clued up on changes to the regulations that govern extended range operations and the 787 programme, so go easy on me! Would it be possible?
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MD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3094 posts, RR: 59 Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 2397 times:
Quoting unclekoru (Reply 3): If Aerolineas was to choose the 787 as their sole widebody aircraft (which was raised as a possible scenario in the linked article), what would this mean for EZE-AKL?
Actually nothing, the sole widebody theory will only be applicable once AR has an ETOPS rating, which it does not hold. So, A340s will keep operating, especially with no actual ETOPS rating able to cover the South Pacific.
757GB From Uruguay, joined Feb 2009, 645 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 2363 times:
That's how I feel about it too. I'd love to see some Dreamliners across the river, but it's really hard to take them seriously.
For so long the Marsan's A330s and 340s were "a done deal", that looking at this announcement just doesn't bring too many hopes. Some articles I've read question this announcement as there is no clear way apparently to finance it. We'll have to wait and see I guess...
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jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 7413 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
First they get 737-700, such flights as EZE to Bogota are nonstop. Then the plans becomes A320, ok a fine plane but teh 737-700 just got into the fleet. Boeing 787's, these sound like early production over weight 787-8's, are very ambitious for an airline like AR with very limited resources and infrastructure.
AR should find some gently used A340's to expand their international fleet. With experience already with the type, staying with Airbus would be the wise and cautious choice, these are not days for Grand Visions of 787's at AR.