FlyRow wrote:JannEejit wrote:What's the smart money on in terms of eventual KLM narrow body renewal ? Is a consolidated pan group type likely whatever that type may be ?
Maybe, Dutch ground workers have stated that they prefer containerised a320's instead of the manuel loaded 737.
But that doesn't say much, it's the pilot/crew training that is the big issue for KLM which has to be factored in to the price picture.
I do believe KLM techniek/technic can maintain the a320 already although i'm not 100% sure about it.
It will be a total price picture, but I would be very surprised if the narrowbody order would be not-grouped. A hop order maybe, KLM did that with cityhopper. But I would expect the narrowbody order to be shared.
However, they could still operate two types. KLM+Transavia is large enough to warrent a order of type 1, with Air France for type 2. The size of the order is probably enough to not feel the cost of operating two types.
I agree with you FlyRow. I see KL/HV go for the MAX as HV is already rumored to go for the MAX. AF will go for Airbus (A220/A320NEO). It makes sense for them this way, cost wise speaking because they already operate the 737NG and A320CEO respectively.