cslusarc
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When Will CO Retire Its Last 737-300?

Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:46 am

by now you've probably read this thread on CO's new order. As of today CO has 66 737NGs on backorder. Given these order how fast can CO retire its aging fleet of 737-300s?
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RE: When Will CO Retire Its Last 737-300?

Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:54 am

They will probably need to keep some for a few more years even after all of the new NG order comes through due to route and frequency expansion. I am quite sure they will squeeze every penny of value they can from them before they need major checks or mx.
 
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RE: When Will CO Retire Its Last 737-300?

Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:00 am

Quoting Cslusarc (Thread starter):
order how fast can CO retire its aging fleet of 737-300s?

CO has already begun retiring our 300s. The last one will exit in 2009.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 1):
am quite sure they will squeeze every penny of value they can from them before they need major checks or mx.

They already recieve heavy checks, They just won't be getting any major upgrades. (IFE or in-seat power)
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RE: When Will CO Retire Its Last 737-300?

Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:10 am

And from what I understand the -500 series will not be too far behind the -300 on the retirement plan.
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RE: When Will CO Retire Its Last 737-300?

Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:44 pm

Quoting Type-rated (Reply 3):
And from what I understand the -500 series will not be too far behind the -300 on the retirement plan

Those -500s cost CO a lot to operate because of lease rates that date back to the Lorenzo-induced bankruptcy. The -300s are mainly owned as they are older models and actually have a lower overall trip cost for CO than the -500s do. The reason that they are being retired first is likely cycle number.
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RE: When Will CO Retire Its Last 737-300?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:25 am

The oldest 733s are 21 years old and were delivered in 1985 with all but four being delivered during or before 1987.

The 735s were delivered between 1994 and 1998. Half of those were ordered in Bethune's era at Continental. So in general the 735s are almost 10 years newer than the 733s.
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