TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39 Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
I tried to find information about this with the search engine, but there was none. So here goes my question:
Does anyone have an idea, how many of the former AA 717's have already been sold/ leased to new operators?
Maybe we can put together an overview.
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FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2320 times:
I believe that 6 or 8 ex-TWA(AA) 717s are in the process of being leased to Qantas Link. These particular airframes are owned by Pembroke Aviation. The other 22-24 717s arre owned by Boeing. No comfimation yet whether they will go to Midwest Express and/or Air Tran. Regards.
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Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4198 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2236 times:
24 of the AA Boeing B717-200 were leased from Boeing Capital, 6 from Penbroke. The six Pembroke aircraft have been leased to Qantas Link/Impulse starting this June, none of the 24 Boeing Capital ones has been placed to date.
This is somewhat a nightmare for Boeing as it has a big impact on the B717 production line which is already running below break-even as customers (or better: potential customers) could pick up the leased birds at lower prices much faster than new ones. Rumour is that Boeing will terminate production after frame 135.
Currently I don´t see any new customer for this bird as - probably - Midwest Express who still officially has to confirm its order.
Marcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1842 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1708 times:
These 717's would replace perfectly the old DC-9's AM plans on retiring soon, the problem I see is that AM also operates other higher capacity MD-80's that could not be replaced by the 717's, and there are no signs of Boeing developing other variants of this airframe.
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