Well, it might be a little misleading, but its only a trick to the eye. He said 1st Generation 737s
, which means '737-100s,' not New Generation 737s
, which obviously are the current generation models of the line that are currently made.
Anyway, did it have something to do with the elevation of MEX
? Those underpowered 737-100s would have had a tough time climbing out of MEX
and would have experienced penality issues, which would have not made it economical for Mexicana and so it standardized its fleet on 727s. Isn't it why Mexicana ordered the DC-10-15, which was specially made for them taking into consideration the altitude of Mexico City?
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