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Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:27 am

German LCC germanwings has signed a contract with GECAS to lease nine former US Airways A319-112 between May and October this year.

The aircraft will be ex-N706US (c/n 946), N707UW (c/n949), N718UW (c/n 1077), N719US (c/n 1084), N720US (c/n 1089), N726US (c/n 1136), N727UW (c/n 1147), N728UW (c/n 1155) and N729US (c/n1170).


(Source: World Airline Fleets News, issue No 205.)



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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:29 am

Also launching BHX-CGN flights
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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:54 am

Also launching BHX-CGN flights
Really? Ah....I was waiting for that  Smile I used to love the Duo flights between CGN and BHX and was sad to see them close down. Let's now just hope that BHX will be at decent times and not 6:30am...
 
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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:02 am

Let's now just hope that BHX will be at decent times and not 6:30am...

You are in luck  Big thumbs up:

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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:04 am

US is returning one more A319 to GECAS. I wonder who will get it? Anyone know?

The 15 733's were supposedly going to be turned into freighters.
 
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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:13 am

US is returning one more A319 to GECAS. I wonder who will get it? Anyone know?
Are you sure it's an A319? As far as I know (jp airline-fleets), US Airways have only nine A319s and one A320 leased from GECAS. The one A320 would be N101UW.
 
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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:34 am

Did the leasing contracts with US expire regularly, or was this a special arrangement due to the poor financial situation of US?

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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:39 pm

What is GECAS? Can one of you help me?

[Edited 2005-01-27 11:46:14]
 
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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:49 pm

GECAS = General Electric Capital Aviation Services. A large leasing company.
 
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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:41 pm

In how far can this lease contract be seen in connection with the 717 discontinuation ?

4U must have been a little annoyed by Boeing's decision to end the 717, since they officially said they wet-leased the two 717's from Aebal only to examine them for a potential procurement. At least this was stated on a little questionnaire passengers were asked to fill when I was on a 4U CGN-ARN flight in mid November.

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[Edited 2005-01-27 12:43:48]
 
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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:10 pm

Ndebele: The article I read said 10 A319's. They could have "turned" an A320 into a 319 for the sake of simplicity.

A350: They were accelerated returns. GE got to reduce exposure to US and US got GECAS to agree to finance some new RJ's for them instead.
 
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RE: Germanwings To Lease Nine Ex-US Airways A319

Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:55 pm

are those 9 A319 additional aircraft for 4U or will the airline just exchange the present fleet with these aircraft?

Also does someone know how many A319 is 4U presently operating?

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