|Quoting PM (Reply 25):|
Is there truth in the rumour that US haven't been happy with their PW4000s on their A333s?
The thing US is least happy about is that they didn't get the damn engine they ordered, the PW4173.
|Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 31):|
Does anyone know what returning airframes is doing for USair's CASM? Is it going up or down?
It probably decreases mainline CASM a little bit, but system CASM probably stays about the same.
US currently operates 63 B737-300s and 43 B737-400s.
|Quoting Jmacias34 (Reply 36):|
Would it be safe to assume that US Airways would most likely return the 734s to maintain fleet commonality with America West, who operates 37 733s?
No, the birds to be returned will be a mix of 733/734. (In fact, there will be more -300s returned than -400s.) The 737-400 is a valuable part of the US fleet, and shares a very high level of commonality with the 737-300.
The 10 737s to be sold (and scrapped) are 7 737-300s--ships 350, 385, 387, 389, 390, 560, 573--and 3 737-400s--ships 446, 447, 448. This includes the two birds in the usairways.com livery; for those of you that like to take pictures of such planes, you might want to do it soon.
The registration numbers of the birds to be returned to GECAS have been redacted from court filings and are also subject to change.
|Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 41):|
All 737's operated by both fleets are going away. The plan is for the A-319/320/321 family to replace them all. US has been saying that for years and so has America West; the merger has not changed that plan that I have read anywhere.
US has never outright said anything of the sort. The inital order of A32X was to replace the DC-9-30, MD
-80, F-28-4000, and B737-200, covering the airline's narrowbody needs through 2009. While it was certainly evident that options to be exercised would replace the F-100 and B737-300/400, that was never said. Indeed, at this point, it appears quite possible that the majority of the B737 aircraft will be replaced not by new A320-series planes but by the EMB-190.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.