KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 11705 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 852 times:
If GF wants to return to profitability with a reduced fleet of just 20 airplanes, here is what I think they should do;
1.) Cancel the 20 A-333 order.
2.) Ground/sell the 1 remaining A-340 and put the 3 stored up for sale.
3.) Keep an order for 10 of the 16 B-787s, cancel the remaining six.
4.) As the B-787s enter the fleet, begin selling all 10 A-332s (2016 or 2017 EIS?).
5.) Ground/sell the 2 A-319s.
6.) Keep the 3 A-321s.
7.) Keep 7 A-320s (of 14), selling 7, cancel the order for 2 more.
8.) Ground/sell the 2 E-190s.
GF ends up with the following fleet;
1.) 10 A-332s, to be replaced by the B-787, as currently planned.
2.) 3 A-321s
3.) 7 A-320s.
They should reduce their routes by cancelling the following destinations;
KBL, DAC, CAI, ADD, MAA, IFN, MHD, EBL, KTM, LHE, PEW, DMM, ELQ, TIF, CMB, KRT, DAM, EBB, ANN, MAN, and JFK. This still leaves GF with about 25 destinations in the ME, EU, Africa, South Asia, Pacific region, and one US destination (IAH).