AIR757200
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US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Wed Sep 26, 2001 8:38 am

How many F-100's does US have?

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US Airways says retiring three types of aircraft


ARLINGTON, Va., Sept 25 (Reuters) - US Airways Group , the nation's sixth largest carrier, said on Tuesday that it was retiring three types of aircraft from its fleet and confirmed it was reducing its schedule in wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Airlines have been slashing their schedules and cutting jobs as travel demand falls following the attacks.

On Sept. 17, U.S. Airways said it would cut about 11,000 jobs and reduce its capacity by 23 percent due to the events on Sept. 11.

US Airways said it would retire a total of 111 aircraft from its fleet by April. The move will affect its B-737-200s, MD-80s and F-100s aircraft. US Airways uses the B-737-200 for its MetroJet system, and its retirement will lead to the end MetroJet service by December.



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HyperMike
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Wed Sep 26, 2001 9:34 am

According to their site, US Airways has 40 F-100 aircraft. http://www.usairways.com/corporate/factsheets/fastfacts.htm

This shouldn't surprise too many people. US Airways needed an excuse to slim down the fleet.
 
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Wed Sep 26, 2001 11:36 am

It's still troubling though. For one, US isn't going to get that much for the planes when there's not so much demand for them now, especially since they've pretty much flooded the market for F100s.

Also, are other airlines dumping 25% of their fleet?
 
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Wed Sep 26, 2001 11:37 am

i didn't know they had '67s!
 
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Wed Sep 26, 2001 11:38 am

Anyone want to guess that all 40 of those F-100s will go to AA, which will in turn rid themselves of the TW 717s.
 
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Wed Sep 26, 2001 11:44 am

US's F-100s going to AA, Vctony, you're probably right. This would likely result in the disposal of the TW 717s, placing that aircraft type's future in doubt.
 
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Wed Sep 26, 2001 7:38 pm

But isn't AA going to begin to retire its F100s this year? If so, then why would they buy used F100s?

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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Wed Sep 26, 2001 9:47 pm

Perhaps some can go to KLM uk and/or KLM Cityhopper? And then there is always TAM Brazil.
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Wed Sep 26, 2001 10:11 pm

Trintocan:

AA retired one F100 this year, but I believe that particular aircraft was damaged in a landing accident not too long ago.

The aircraft is repairable, but AA decided against it and 'retired' it.
 
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Wed Sep 26, 2001 11:26 pm

Between tax write off and insurance, AA was money ahead to "retire" it. Givent he current situation, I just do not see AA taking those 40 F-100's and upgrading them to AA standards, etc. , particularly when they are giving options back to Boeing and slowing deliveries of confirmed orders.

Anything can happen with the 717 program.Actually, when more concrete traffic patterns emerge the 717 may be the PERFECT aircraft for a number of routes..Time will tell.
 
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Thu Sep 27, 2001 12:26 am

I think US needs to look at retiring some of their leased 762s. Those old girls have been worked quite hard over the years.
 
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Thu Sep 27, 2001 3:53 am

I haven't heard anything close to retiring our F-100s. The only thing I've heard was the 727s all gone by the end of the year.



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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Thu Sep 27, 2001 4:04 am

So is time getting short for me to ride a F-100 anywhere in the United States?
 
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RE: US Airways To Retire MD80, B732, F100

Thu Sep 27, 2001 5:14 am

I think there is enough F100's in the USA that they will not disappear anytime soon. The F100 is reasonably fuel-efficient and meets ICAO Stage III noise standards, so these planes will likely be snapped up by AA and a number of them will be used as spares.

They're perfect planes for intra-Texas service from DFW and DAL, for starters.