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US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100  
User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

How many F-100's does US have?

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US Airways says retiring three types of aircraft


ARLINGTON, Va., Sept 25 (Reuters) - US Airways Group , the nation's sixth largest carrier, said on Tuesday that it was retiring three types of aircraft from its fleet and confirmed it was reducing its schedule in wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Airlines have been slashing their schedules and cutting jobs as travel demand falls following the attacks.

On Sept. 17, U.S. Airways said it would cut about 11,000 jobs and reduce its capacity by 23 percent due to the events on Sept. 11.

US Airways said it would retire a total of 111 aircraft from its fleet by April. The move will affect its B-737-200s, MD-80s and F-100s aircraft. US Airways uses the B-737-200 for its MetroJet system, and its retirement will lead to the end MetroJet service by December.



Copyright 2001 Reuters Limited.

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User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

According to their site, US Airways has 40 F-100 aircraft. http://www.usairways.com/corporate/factsheets/fastfacts.htm

This shouldn't surprise too many people. US Airways needed an excuse to slim down the fleet.


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11275 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

It's still troubling though. For one, US isn't going to get that much for the planes when there's not so much demand for them now, especially since they've pretty much flooded the market for F100s.

Also, are other airlines dumping 25% of their fleet?



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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

i didn't know they had '67s!

User currently offlineVctony From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

Anyone want to guess that all 40 of those F-100s will go to AA, which will in turn rid themselves of the TW 717s.

User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

US's F-100s going to AA, Vctony, you're probably right. This would likely result in the disposal of the TW 717s, placing that aircraft type's future in doubt.

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

But isn't AA going to begin to retire its F100s this year? If so, then why would they buy used F100s?

Trintocan.



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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3364 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Perhaps some can go to KLM uk and/or KLM Cityhopper? And then there is always TAM Brazil.


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User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2191 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Trintocan:

AA retired one F100 this year, but I believe that particular aircraft was damaged in a landing accident not too long ago.

The aircraft is repairable, but AA decided against it and 'retired' it.


User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1906 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Between tax write off and insurance, AA was money ahead to "retire" it. Givent he current situation, I just do not see AA taking those 40 F-100's and upgrading them to AA standards, etc. , particularly when they are giving options back to Boeing and slowing deliveries of confirmed orders.

Anything can happen with the 717 program.Actually, when more concrete traffic patterns emerge the 717 may be the PERFECT aircraft for a number of routes..Time will tell.


User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

I think US needs to look at retiring some of their leased 762s. Those old girls have been worked quite hard over the years.

User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I haven't heard anything close to retiring our F-100s. The only thing I've heard was the 727s all gone by the end of the year.



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User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

So is time getting short for me to ride a F-100 anywhere in the United States?

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8005 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

I think there is enough F100's in the USA that they will not disappear anytime soon. The F100 is reasonably fuel-efficient and meets ICAO Stage III noise standards, so these planes will likely be snapped up by AA and a number of them will be used as spares.

They're perfect planes for intra-Texas service from DFW and DAL, for starters.


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