Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4141 posts, RR: 38 Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 993 times:
As far as I know the L1011-1/100/200 will be replaced by B757-300s, the -500s will remain for the next few years. The replacement choice will likely be between the B767-300/400 and A330-200/300, I assume the A330 will be the better option for them.
Anyone knowing what ATA Connection´s fleet plans are? Will they stick with the Saabs?
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 976 times:
I don't want to get into this Airbus vs Boeing argument nor do I want to make assumptions on what guys are payed several hundred thousand $$$$ to decide, but I am just wondering why you think they will go with an Airbus when the rest of their fleet besides the L1011 is Boeing and that the 767 and 757 have the same cockpit?
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4141 posts, RR: 38 Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 965 times:
The A330-200 and -300 offer a higher flexibility than the B767-300/400 do, that´s at least my opinion. The A330 is slightly larger the the B764, as it seems at the same or even lower costs.
ATA´s markets are comparable to the European charter markets (low-yield), here most airlines which had to choose a DC-10/L-1011 replacement have opted in favour of the A330-200/300, only a very limited number has taken the B767-300ER.
For many airlines cargo is a good extra business and we all know that the B767 isn´t exactly a good plane for carring belly cargo due to the different container size, here the A330 has the advantage.
Besides one has to ask: is a single-manufaturer fleet really the best thing you can have? I honestly don´t know it but I don´t think so, it makes you too depended on another company.
KFRG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 903 times:
"The A330-200 and -300 offer a higher flexibility than the B767-300/400 do, that´s at least my opinion. The A330 is slightly larger the the B764, as it seems at the same or even lower costs."
You can't say that the A330 offers higher "flexibility" than the B767. Both aircraft operate at their best in different markets. Try operating an A330 JFK-SJU, an old L1011 route. My point is, the B767 is better suited for a carrier who needs long-range, but will require an aircraft which will be able to operate on some shorter-range routes most efficiently, which the B767 does perfectly. And I have seen operating cost numbers in favor of the B767.
ATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1368 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 831 times:
Yes the 753 is replacing the Tristars on some rte's and we are lossing alot of capacity on those rtes. Especially the upcoming LA and SFO Hawaii were those tristars were quite full often. The 767 just doesnt offer the capacity of the Tristars, the 333 or 332 would be a better replacement on some rtes and the Military Contract. our 500's will be around for a while yet and the 1/100's will solder on for a couple years.