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Heavierthanair
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Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Sun May 01, 2005 7:23 am

G´day

Looking up the aircraft type of a friends flight with Austrian I was astonished to find no less than 19 aircraft types listed as being operated - not including subtypes. Some may claim these are operated by different airlines, true, but all those are owned by Austrian.

They are operating just about all models of the B737NG along with the A320 range including a bunch of Fokkers and most Bombardier offerings, and seemingly all the mid sized Boeing and Airbus long rangers. All that appears to be missing is the B777-300, 747´s, some B787´s and A380´ies, but it may have escaped my attention that all those may be on order / about to be delivered too.

Does Austrian have any plans to streamline their fleet and either go with the A or B company for the larger types. I am aware that Lauda always had a preference for Boeing, but to my knowledge he is no longer in control of that airline, so what is holding up rationalization?

Anyone out there that can enlighten us as to the future reequipment plans of Austrian?


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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Sun May 01, 2005 9:54 am

UPS is right up there too; A300, 727, 747, 757, 767, MD11, DC8, and 380s on order.
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Sun May 01, 2005 10:50 am

AA had quite a few before they dropped the B727s, the earlier 737s (acquired via merger), the F100, the DC10, the MD11, the few 717s (via TWA), and the B747s. Though not all operated at the same time, the early 90s was AAs heyday, in regards to this topic. In fact, AA is (as far as I know) the only airline in existence to operate every single line of Boeing's commercial jet aircraft division, at one time or another (B707-B777), excluding different variants of course.
 
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Sun May 01, 2005 11:00 am

Are you factoring in regional affiliates, because if you are that can make the difference.

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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Sun May 01, 2005 12:30 pm

The airline with the most aircraft types in it's entire history though, is of course, Air France, I don't know exactly how many but I think it's around 50.
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Sun May 01, 2005 9:42 pm

US had quite a few prior to Wolfie killing them off.

F28's MD80-82 DC-30-50 any -10's? B732-733-734 B721-722 B752 B762 F100 A330 A319-320-321


Most of these were still in the fleet when I worked at PIT back in 1999. The 28's were gone and the 722's were doing shuttle work in DC along with B732's (metro, horrid paint job).
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Sun May 01, 2005 10:09 pm

Quoting AeroVodochody (Reply 4):
The airline with the most aircraft types in it's entire history though, is of course, Air France, I don't know exactly how many but I think it's around 50.

I think the topic is about the airlines with most aircraft types in service NOW , not in its history...

In both case, AF is far from being the one with the most a/c types !!!!

Now :

Short/medium Haul : A318/A319/A320/A321 & B735.
in 2006, only one single type : A320's family.

Long-Haul :

B772ER/B773ER
A332/A343
B744.

The 4 Remaining B743 will leave the fleet in 2006/2007.

Difficult to find more simple with a World major airline !

Back to the topic, I would say Aeroflot :

B777, B767, A310, A320's family, Tu154, Tu134, IL86, IL96 ...
 
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Sun May 01, 2005 10:24 pm

Aeroflot also operate the DC-10....
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Sun May 01, 2005 10:44 pm

Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 2):
In fact, AA is (as far as I know) the only airline in existence to operate every single line of Boeing's commercial jet aircraft division, at one time or another (B707-B777), excluding different variants of course.

Interestingly, LH has operated every single Airbus type except the 318.
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 10:59 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):

Interestingly, LH has operated every single Airbus type except the 318.

And the A340-500  banghead   cry 

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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 3:08 pm

Saudi Arabian has many. couldn't find the numbers, but they fly a bunch of different types.
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 3:11 pm

The now defunct ansett was in the same boat too.
many say that this, as well as the merger with NZ brought on it's downfall.
small carrier - too many aircraft types.
 
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 7:40 pm

Well, what about Varig:

EMB135/145
B733/734/735
B73G/738
B757
B763
B777
MD-11

Or KLM

F50
F70
F100
733/734
738/739
763
777
MD-11
 
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 9:01 pm

I think UAL has a ton as well: A-319, 320, 737, 757, 767, 777, CRJ 200, 700, Bae 146-100, 200; 747, and a couple of props that escape memory are all currently in the fleet with express carriers.
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 9:03 pm

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 12):
Or KLM

F50
F70
F100
733/734
738/739
763
777
MD-11

Don't forget the B747s.
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 9:49 pm

Quoting LHB727230Adv (Reply 9):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):

Interestingly, LH has operated every single Airbus type except the 318.

And the A340-500

I said type, not variant. I guess technically the 318 is a variant so they've operated every type  Wink
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 10:08 pm

How about DL:

732, 733, 738, 752, 762, 763, 764, 777, MD-80, MD-90?
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 10:11 pm

Quoting Heavierthanair (Thread starter):
Looking up the aircraft type of a friends flight with Austrian I was astonished to find no less than 19 aircraft types listed as being operated

Austrian's varied fleet is well-known in the industry - it has even been termed the "butterfly collection" because of the number of different aircraft in it.
 
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 10:17 pm

Think this is the winner

although they don't operate the 767 anymore, i think they still have a great list

its CZ

:

ERJ-145 /LI
ATR-72-200
A319
A320
A300-600
A321
A330
737-300
737-500
737-700
737-800
747-400F
757-200
777-200ER
MD-82
MD-90
A380 *
767-300**





* will be added soon
** left the fleet
 
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 10:17 pm

Quoting Matt27 (Reply 14):
Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 12):
Or KLM

F50
F70
F100
733/734
738/739
763
777
MD-11

Don't forget the B747s

And don't forget the A330s which will join this year.
 
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 10:21 pm

Emirates has to be up there!

A310-300
A310-300F (Soon to be Converted)
A330-200
A340-300
A340-500
A340-600HGW (On order)
777-200
777-200/ER
777-300
777-300/ER
747-400F

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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 10:27 pm

Quoting Heavierthanair (Thread starter):
I am aware that Lauda always had a preference for Boeing, but to my knowledge he is no longer in control of that airline, so what is holding up rationalization?

Now he is an all Airbus guy, praising the A380 on television and flying A320s and A321 for his new airline NIKI.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
 
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 10:35 pm

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 12):
Well, what about Varig:

EMB135/145
B733/734/735
B73G/738
B757
B763
B777
MD-11

...B738, B739...and DC-10 (RG Cargo)...
 
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RE: Airline With Most Aircraft Types

Mon May 02, 2005 10:36 pm

...B738, B739...and DC-10 (RG Cargo)...


did i missed something? since when do they have 900's?

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