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SAS Eyes Re-engined A320/737 As MD-80 Replacement  
User currently offlineoykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2755 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

According to Flight Global SAS are looking at both re-engine A320 and 737 for replacing the MD-80 and classic 737. They are still interested in the Cseries, but are probably waiting more firm details about what to expect of benefits from the Re-engine program. If all else is equal, I believe that SAS should order the 737 and replace the small fleet of A319 and A321. It is not that they are bad, but they have almost 100 737, and simplifiying the fleet must be critical if SAS survives long enough to wait for the replacements.

Read more here: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...7-as-possible-md-80-successor.html


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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4409 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

At least they have a good excuse now to use the MD80s another 6-10 years...

User currently offlineoykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2755 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 1):
At least they have a good excuse now to use the MD80s another 6-10 years...

Indeed. But can SAS ever be profitable if they are not simplifying their fleet before? If we count Wideroe and Blue1 SAS has 9 aircraft types and 17 sub models. They have a plan to harmonise towards 2020 with the majority of the fleet replaced from 2013 and 2017. With this plan they either have to buy some current engine planes combined with a few new ones. What I fail to understand is that if they stick to this plan, why not start now!? They need this so bad. They are planning on waiting 3 years to buyt planes with current engines, and some new ones. I know this is where the lease expires on most of their planes, but the timing could probably not be any worse. SAS needs harmonizing today.



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User currently offlineoykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2755 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

SAS have completed their order for 69 737NG with the last 737-700 recently. They say they will make new orders to replace MD-80 and A330/340 before the end of next year.

IMO the 787-8 will fit the Scandinavian marked perfect, and perhaps the 787-9 on some markets. The A350 is just too much airplane.

As for the MD-80 replacement, I believe the Cseries should have the upper hand as they want to start replacing the MD-80 in 2014.

Link to the story: http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=19798



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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

Quoting oykie (Thread starter):
I believe that SAS should order the 737 and replace the small fleet of A319 and A321. It is not that they are bad, but they have almost 100 737, and simplifiying the fleet must be critical if SAS survives long enough to wait for the replacements.

It will be more expensive for SAS to replace their Airbus 319/321 than just keep using for now. Also as no 737 is based in CPH, but all the Airbuses, the extra costs on having two types of medium-/short-haul aircrafts isn't that bad

SAS' main problems is not a diverse fleet but "everything" else


User currently offlineoykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2755 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 4):
It will be more expensive for SAS to replace their Airbus 319/321 than just keep using for now. Also as no 737 is based in CPH, but all the Airbuses, the extra costs on having two types of medium-/short-haul aircrafts isn't that bad

They are probably good for now, but for every airplanetype there is a minimum of infrastrucutre, a mininum of spareparts and human resources that could be cut.



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