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Air Canada Geriatric Replacements  
User currently offlineYQTYYZ From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 48 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 894 times:

Air Canada now has many 737-200s to go along with its DC-9s. With these aircraft being the gas guzzlers as they are, I was curious as to what replacements AC is looking at?

The most logical would be an Airbus 318, wouldn't it? I mean, that way the engineering staff would have an easier time switching between aircraft due for maintainance. AC already has so many Airbuses to start with.

Perhaps the Boeing 717s? or some sort of Bombardier 90-100 seater?





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User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 844 times:

I think that when it comes to the time to replace those Aircraft that they would order a mix of Airbus 320/319/318's but I would not count out the 717....I think Air Canada could have many uses for such a wonderful plane.

User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 839 times:

Airbus is already replaceing the dc-9s with a320 series aircraft (i thought they were done), theres no reason they would change. Basicly, in a A20 series fleet the a318 commonality beats out any slim operating economics advantages that the 717 might offer.


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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 832 times:

We have talked about this soo many times on this forum. The A318 is too heavy, and inefficient for the small airport operations that the 737/DC9's are doing. It hasn;t even flown yet. It is good for ac's common fleet but not exactly a shoe-in.


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