YEAH!!! NO MORE 737-200S AND F28S!!!
AC183, I couldn't agree with you more on the new fleet makeup! But the A318 could still be a possibilty. Although they're awfully heavy(and expensive to run), they have a similar capacity to AC's DC-9-30s - and cockpit commonality to boot.(I've heard about AC having concerns about retraining pilots on Boeing a/c. I saw that in a news article about the Onex bid last year.) Add to that greater range than the DC-9.(the A319 actually has greater range than the A320, so why not the A318?) IMO, I'm not too sure about the 717, but, yes, that's a possibilty, as you're right about the delivery time for the A318. The 717 is already in production, while the A318 is not even starting about late 2001 or early 2002.
If the orders for the 10 A320s with 10 options are true, then I am not surprised.
AC has indeed said it will take the delivery of three second-hand 767-300ERs from Air New Zealand, TACA and Britannia this spring to replace the last four DC-10-30s slated to go out. Check this little piece o'news: http://www.interlog.com/~rollers/pianews.html
I'd sure love to see these F28s go. The sooner the better. I don't miss them. How about additional CRJs(or CRJ-700s) for AC? I kinda like the BRJ-X's design, but it may be too big to fit into the RJ criteria. But I'd love to see these new Dash 8Q series props come in.
YWG777, I don't think AC will even bother to go for the 737-700, and the 767-400. And the MD-80 is no longer in production, I believe. And I do not see AC/CP acquiring any more 747-400s.