AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7 Posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
How many F-100's does US have?
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.
Tan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1843 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.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1764 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.