Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1086 times:
In tuesday's Justplanes.com news release, It reported that HP has delayed the arrival of the first 15 A-318's to 2004-2007, from 2003-2004. This delay also incorporated many more new airbus deliveries, so your guess on when they will enter service now is as good as mine.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 826 times:
My gut tells me, unless things turn around quickly, the A318 program (like the 717 program) will remain stagnant to say the least. With America West holding the largest order for an airline delaying its order is not a good sign for the program. Plus with the three leasing companies cutting their orders is another bad sign. I wonder where GECAS and ILFC would end up placing those aircraft anyways.
Me thinks HP will eventually replace the remaining 737-200s with all those shiny new CRJ-700/900s that Mesa is bringing.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Dynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 795 times:
Frontier has switched engine. GECAS still has 30 on order. ILFC has canceled two, and switched eight to the A320. BA has canceled two, and switched four to the A321. The current total should be 108. Air France will be the first A318 operator sometimes next year.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 757 times:
CAN HP actually use the 40 CRJ700/900 ordered by Mesa? I remember having heard that there are troubles with the unions about the operations and crew salaries. And Mesa is not getting the US Airways large RJ contract they had hoped for.
BTW, DesertJets, you are asking a very good question: where will all those ordered jets been placed by the leasing companies? Just for the records:
* 50+100 EMB170, not a single one placed to date and deliveries start in less then 12 months
* 20 A318 (?) not a single one placed
Same applies to the ordered B737-600, haven´t heard that one has been placedin recent months.