FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 702 times:
Possibly Midwest and/or Aloha. I'm not sure how the tax laws worked for a fiscal year, but perhaps Boeing and whatever airlines are in final talks regarding orders will do a press release before the year is over. Another good reason for Boeing to make an annoucment soon is to build up their image & order backlog...good for the stockholders & the travelling public. Just my two cents. Regards.
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B808/A400 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 83 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 691 times:
We can bet for sure that many airlines which now fly MD80/90 will soon retire
those airplanes and replace them with 717. It ceartainly would make sense, since
the DC9 series has given over 35 years of reliable service and I imagine transitioning
from MD80's to 717 should be very easy.
Aeromexico757 From Mexico, joined Aug 2000, 292 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 690 times:
Yes, they want to replace their DC-9 with 717 because in 2004 the DC-9 won´t be able to fly because the goverment won't let AM fly that kind of aircraft.
Anyway first the goverment has to sell the airline, so until that I don´t know when are they going to place an order for the 717.
Dynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1838 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 686 times:
The B717 is much smaller than the MD80/90. Airlines will need the B737 or the A320 family to replace the MD80/90. For thin routes, the B736 or the A318 would make more sense than the B717 for those airlines.
B808/A400 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 83 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 684 times:
The B717 is much smaller than the MD80/90. Airlines will need the B737 or the A320
family to replace the MD80/90. For thin routes, the B736 or the A318 would make
more sense than the B717 for those airlines.
That's true, but it's stil a perfect replacement for DC9's. Also, I think they may
consider a stretched version if orders pick up. A stretch should be fairly
easy to do, since it's basically the same step as was stretching DC9's to MD80's.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2895 posts, RR: 24 Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 672 times:
Boeing will never develope a 717stretch or "717-300", they fear it might be a competitor to the 737-700. I've got the feeling that they still consider ex-MD aircraft as competitors. Why did they stop the MD-11 production so early? I know, only few airlines had demand for further MD-11. Still, there were some (Cargo) airlines willing to place further MD-11 orders, but Boeing stopped the production.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 622 times:
Dont think any order is coming for the 717 at the moment.......all of the rumored potential carriers are not in the market at the moment; AC has enough aircraft on the ground and lots of debt, NW will wait and see for at least a few months and stick with its revamped DC9S until the industry improves, AM is not going to do anything at this moment until tourism from the USA normalizes, and I do not think that AQ is going to go with the 717 - although it is the perfect aircraft for their inter-island services, AQ has let it been known that they do not want the exact same aircraft as their direct competitor, Hawaiian.
Boeing is giving the 717 some more time, they must know something, and expect something major in the future, otherwise, the line would have been shut-down. Eventually, there may be major orders from NW, AM, AC or others (whoever was a big DC9 customer now or in the past is a potential target). The 717 will also fill a niche between regional jets and mainline airliners, some routes will outgrow regional jets in the jets.......of course, the A318 is also coming, but, in my opinion, that airliner will fill a different role for very thin longer routes that by -pass hubs which should develop in the future.