At some point I believed MX
would become an all-Airbus carrier. Now I realize that's not the case. Anyway, do you know if they are planning to get rid of their F100's and 757's? I think the F100's are great planes, but perhaps MX
could replace them with A318's in order to achieve more fleet commonality (and its regional affiliate AeroCaribe/AeroCozumel could very well use the old F100's). If MX
does that and gets rid of its 757's, then the narrowbody fleet of MX
would be all-Airbus. I also remember reading in another thread that the 763's that MX
is scheduled to receive (it has already received one and the same is operational) are ex SK
aircraft and are only temporary solutions for the long-haul routes of MX
such as EZE
. Does anybody know if such 763's will eventually be replaced with 772's, 7E7's or A330's?
I am not sure about whether being an all-Airbus or an all-Boeing carrier is such a good idea. My point is that, if an airline has a mixed fleet and decides to replace, say, its Boeing planes, Airbus will be very aggressive and will very likely offer good discounts. If the airline goes with that, the next step is that such airline will retrain all its non-Airbus pilots and, in the medium or long term, the airline's costs will go down due to this "fleet commonality" (maintenance costs for example). However, after a few years, when it is time to replace the older Airbuses, Airbus will no longer have an incentive to offer the airline a sweet deal, because the airline is already stuck with Airbus. If the airline instead decides to buy Boeings, then it might get a good price, but it will have to invest a lot of money certifying its pilots again and will now have higher maintenance costs. Well, at least that's my opinion. Of course I could be totally wrong.
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