legolars
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When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Mon Mar 18, 2002 5:47 am

I've heard it will likely be airbusses 319+320+321's

or will they go for 737ng's
 
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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Mon Mar 18, 2002 6:15 am

SAS already has 737NG, they will go for more 737NG to replace their MD80s. I could be wrong..

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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Mon Mar 18, 2002 6:18 am

They also have the 321.They arent too chuffed with the 736 ,not sure about the 73G and 738.Could easily go either way but Im reckoning theyll go with Airbus
 
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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Mon Mar 18, 2002 9:28 am

Actually, there's no rush to replace the MD-80 anyway. SAS only just retired their last DC-9-41 recently. The MD-80 fleet could easily soldier on for another 15 years.

Don't forget, the 4 largest US carriers were still flying the 722 in 2001. Indeed, AA, DL, NW still have sizeable fleets of the 722, a much older aircraft than the MD-80.

European flag carriers tend to be high-cost....well above their US counterparts. There are many reasons....one of which is the tendency to roll over their fleets too quickly, which greatly reduces ROI.

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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Mon Mar 18, 2002 9:37 am

I have heard that the introductionary problems which SK had with the 736's have been overcome, although don't expect anymore 736 orders. I guess after so many years with MD, SK was not familiar with the Boeing's.

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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Mon Mar 18, 2002 10:10 am

Somewhere I heard that the MD-80's and 90's will last for some time. Many of them are quiet young and the MD's doing good work on the Scandinavian network. They could be replaced on some high density european routes.
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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Mon Mar 18, 2002 11:29 am

All MD-80s are strong aircraft, and still have great potental ahead of them in the pax market. Most airlines are in no rush to retire them. McDonnell Douglas made very strudy planes. People seem to think that MD-80s are old, but actually quite a few of them were built in the '90s
 
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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Mon Mar 18, 2002 12:23 pm

I thought MD80s is being replaced progressively?
 
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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Mon Mar 18, 2002 12:40 pm

The oldest MD-80's (ex-Swissair) are/will be replaced.
 
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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Mon Mar 18, 2002 12:41 pm

I read somewhere (can't remember teh source) that SAS has put off retiring most of the MD-8X fleet until 2010 or later, due to the current economic climate.
 
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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Tue Mar 19, 2002 8:38 am

transswede: yep but these things can change whenever things get better for sas.

I think if they are happy with the 321 performance...they might go for the 320 series...otherwise boeing would be the natural choice.
 
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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Tue Mar 19, 2002 9:03 am

The last SAS DC-9 was finally retired on 7th January this year after more than 70,000 landings. But well, the DC-9 retirement may have dragged somewhat according to plans because of the introduction problems with the 737NG and Dash-8-Q400.

The MD-80s (and -90s) perform very well and are very popular among the pax. So I agree with Yyz717, I wouldn't expect any mass retirement on this side of 2010. Maybe the few MD-90s with the (in SAS fleet rather odd) V2500 engines will go earlier, should a good buyer show up. But the world market for good, used MD-90s sure isn't booming these days.

When the current SAS orders at Airbus have been delivered, and the 767s have been sold, then I guess that the purchacing department at SAS will be rather quiet for some years. There will be a few options at both A and B converted into orders, no more.

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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Tue Mar 19, 2002 9:06 am

The majority of M80's were built in the 90's so they are in general a young fleet.
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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Tue Mar 19, 2002 10:27 am

Preben ... the V2500's are also used on the A321 ..

There were serious rumours circeling about SAS taking over Delta's MD90's, but these plans were dropped after 9/11 ..

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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Tue Mar 19, 2002 10:29 am

SAS was also looking at the 5 ex-QQ/AA MD-90's.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: When Will Sas Order The Replacement For Md80?

Tue Mar 19, 2002 10:31 am

The MD80s/90s are strong planes and are very well suited to multiple-sector operations - actually better so than 737NG or A32X. I would not expect a loyal MD customer like SAS to retire them soon.

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