RWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
Hey everyone! According to the AA Electronic Timetable, the last AA MD-11 flight is AA 964 on September 2, 2001. Can anyone confirm this? I know AA said in a news release on August 20:
AMERICAN AIRLINES TO RETIRE ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT
FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines today announced that it would accelerate the reti rement of five additional Boeing 727 aircraft. The aircraft will be grounded during the fourth quarter of 2001 and the first quarter of 2002, rather than in 2003, as originally planned. In addition, American will retire its remaining four MD-11 aircraft by Nov. 1, ahead of its previous plan to retire this fleet near year end.
These actions are the most recent in a series of steps taken by American to match its fleet and capacity plans to the weaker economic climate. American announced in June that it would advance the retirement of 22 aircraft, including TWA’s entire fleet of 19 DC-9s, two Boeing 727s and one Fokker 100. In July, American arranged not to take delivery of five used MD-80s that were scheduled to join the fleet this year as part of the TWA asset acquisition. And just earlier this month, American announced that it would ground five Boeing 727s, originally scheduled to leave the fleet in 2003, by the end of 2001.
"This action is consistent with similar steps American has taken during recent months to better align capacity with lower demand," said Tom Horton, American’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. "This is a very difficult time in the airline business, and we see no near-term improvement. We will continue to evaluate further cuts in capacity and capital spending as conditions warrant."
Horton noted that, as a result of these various actions, American will hold capacity nearly flat in 2001, with a reduction of almost 1% in 2002.
Summary of AMR’s 2001 Capacity Reduction Actions
June 18, 2001 Announced plans to accelerate retirement of 22 aircraft -- 19 DC-9s, two Boeing 727s and one Fokker 100.
July 2001 Made arrangements to not take delivery of five used MD-80s previously scheduled to join fleet as part of TWA asset acquisition.
Aug. 2, 2001 Announced plans to accelerate retirement of five Boeing 727s.
Aug. 20, 2001 Announced plans to accelerate retirement of additional five Boeing 727s and four MD-11s.
Does anyone know what AA will do with its MD-11s from 9/2/01 to 11/01/01? Thanks.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31800 posts, RR: 72 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1069 times:
What route still uses it other than DFW-SCL (which I believe requires two MD11s)? DFW-GRU (which I think would also require two)? And what plane will replace the M11 on DFW-SCL? I know MIA-SCL is supposed to swtich to a 772 soon, which would make sense as it would make up for capacity lost on the DFW-SCL route.
Foilcat From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1044 times:
It is a great plane, i had a experience on AA's MD11 plane from Dallas to NRT back in 1994, the flight AA60/61 was pretty good, the journey was about 13.5hrs, just killing me, but the plane was flying pretty stable and noise wasn't that signiciant. That's a pretty good journey.
RJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12 Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 965 times:
The American MD-11 will go to FedEx. What a pity! The MD-11 will be out of the passenger market very soon. Delta has determined retired the MD-11 in 2005 but they 'll replace the MD-11 with news 777-200ER. That is a good idea.