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TWA 717 First Revenue Flight? Today?  
User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 891 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

I thought today march 2 was the first revenue flight for the brand new TWA 717? No one seems to be posting anything about it, and I know Airliners.net wont ever put anything up on the opening screen about it(only crashes, and STILL that hijacked 727) who cares???
So im wondering if anyone knows if today was infact the first revenue flight. I was told it was according to other sources and by the TWA websight.
Thanks for the help

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User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

flt 263 took off today at 0740 for dfw right on time..comes back to stl and then on to MSP

User currently offlineBizJet From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Flight 263 departed STL's Gate C15 ontime at 7:50a and arrived into DFW's B23 19 minutes late at 9:52a.

http://www.twa.com/pressrelease/document.html?iReleaseID=647

TWA RECEIVES THE FIRST OF AT LEAST 50 BOEING 717-200 AIRCRAFT
ST. LOUIS, March 1, 2000 – The world’s newest commercial jetliner enters revenue service tomorrow with Trans World Airlines (AMEX: TWA) from its hub at Lambert/St. Louis International Airport. Officials from TWA today celebrated its formal delivery with executives from the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group, manufacturer of the Boeing 717-200, and BMW Rolls-Royce, which builds the BR715 engines on the aircraft.

"This delivery is another significant cornerstone for TWA, one that we will continue to build on as we receive 15 717s in 2000," said Captain William F. Compton, TWA’s president and chief executive officer. "The 717 is the kind of airplane that brings further commonality to an increasingly streamlined TWA fleet, provides our customers more comfort and convenience, and gives our employees another important tool to serve those customers."

"TWA has been a leader in the airline industry for 75 years. This 717 delivery is another demonstration that TWA remains a leader in the industry," said John Feren, senior vice president-the Americas for Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group.

Nico Buchholz, senior vice president-commercial for Rolls-Royce in Germany, said, "We are convinced that TWA will appreciate the quantum leap provided by the airframe-engine combination in terms of passenger comfort, cost and environmental performance. The BR715 engine is the cleanest and quietest in its class and also delivers the lowest fuel consumption for aircraft in the 100-seat market sector."

The contract calls for 50 firm orders with options for an additional 50 aircraft. The firm-order aircraft come to TWA at a rate of 15 per year in 2000 and 2001, with 12 more in 2002 and eight in 2003.

The 717 is the world’s first commercial aircraft that received Concurrent and Cooperative Certification from the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration and the European Joint Aviation Authorities.

TWA’s 717-200s will replace the DC-9 fleet, offering improved range, payload and economic characteristics. TWA’s 717s will accommodate 111 passengers in a two-class configuration, with 16 seats in the Trans World First cabin. In addition, the 717 employs new asymmetrical overhead bins, which allow passengers to store standard rollerboard-style baggage in those bins perpendicular to the aircraft, compared to most bins, which offer only enough room for parallel storage.

Powered by the BMW Rolls-Royce BR715 engines – the most efficient, quietest and the lowest-emission engine of any in its class – the aircraft will feature a state-of-the-art flight deck, including liquid crystal displays, a flight management system and Category IIIb autoland capability.

TWA took delivery of more than one new airplane every 10 days in 1999 and replaced more than 40 percent of its fleet between 1996 and the end of 1999. TWA plans to operate one of the youngest fleets in the world among major airlines by the middle of the first decade of the 21st century.

TWA’s first 717 flight leaves tomorrow morning, March 2nd, at 7:40 a.m. from Lambert/St. Louis International Airport. Flight #263, which operates daily, leaves St. Louis bound for a scheduled arrival at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 9:33 a.m.

TWA flies approximately two million passengers per month on more than 800 daily flights to 100 destinations (including seasonal service) in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. TWA was the Number One airline in on-time performance in 1999 as measured by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Frequent Flyer magazine/J.D. Power and Associates recently ranked TWA the number one airline in frequent traveler satisfaction for short flights, meaning domestic flights of less than 500 miles, in 1999.



User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1575 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

It was at MSP today. I got four photos of it...two during approach and two during take-off.

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineJr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 966 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

I saw it at DFW today. The weather here wasn't good enough to get any decent shots though. Mark - Post your photos here if you can ...


I've flown on 9V-SPK.
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