edelag
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Mexicana's 1st Gen 737 Orders

Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:47 pm

I was browsing for some old magazine ads and I found one about the 1st Gen 737. It states the airlines with orders for the 737. I would guess MX wanted to go with the 737, because of the 727. But what ever happened to the orders? Why did MX prefer not to go with the 737's? And, how many planes did MX order?

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juventus
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RE: Mexicana's 1st Gen 737 Orders

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:08 pm

When I first read your topic, it surprised the hell out of me. I thought Mexicana had just ordered NG737s.
 
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RE: Mexicana's 1st Gen 737 Orders

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:17 pm

Quoting Juventus (Reply 1):
When I first read your topic, it surprised the hell out of me. I thought Mexicana had just ordered NG737s.

I thought the same thing! lol
 
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RE: Mexicana's 1st Gen 737 Orders

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:32 pm

Make that 3 of us, I also thought that!
BTW I can't see the image.
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RE: Mexicana's 1st Gen 737 Orders

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:12 pm

How about four! The thread title is totally misleading! I was surprised that Ghost wasn't telling me about it since it appeared!


Interesting about the orders, probably just changed them for more 727.


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RE: Mexicana's 1st Gen 737 Orders

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:14 pm

It also states Avianca as a customer forthe 737-100/-200. From whati recall, these were later transferred to 727-200's when that model came out.
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RE: Mexicana's 1st Gen 737 Orders

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:27 pm

 Silly 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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RE: Mexicana's 1st Gen 737 Orders

Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:48 pm

Count me also! (5).

MX time thinked about the 737, for it´s fleet renewal when the 727 was starting to age, but at that time the A320 was a really advanced program and MX was pleased with the results, also MX wanted a 150seater to replace the 727, that´s why the A320 arrived to MX´s fleet.

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RE: Mexicana's 1st Gen 737 Orders

Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:54 pm

Is it possible that MX was going to get these aircraft though a lease? Going through Boeing's Orders and Deliveries site, a few of the airlines listed in the ad are not showing up as ordering a 737 in the timeframe of the ad. Braathens, Britannia, Irish, Lake Central, NAC-New Zealand, Northern Consolidated, Pacific, and Piedmont are not in the order list. Of these airlines, almost all of them operated the 737-100/200. Don't know who Irish or Pacific were, but Lake Central was merged into Allegheny and didn't operate the 737 and Northern Consolidated merged into Wein Air and they did operate the 737-200.

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5):
It also states Avianca as a customer forthe 737-100/-200. From whati recall, these were later transferred to 727-200's when that model came out.

According the the Boeing Delivery site, AVIANCA ordered 2 737-100s and took delivery of 1 on Nov 15, 1968 and the other on Nov 21, 1968.

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