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AA To Order A350?

Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:35 pm

Listen to the AA earnings conference call. It's the Jan 17th event at this link:

http://www.shareholder.com/aa/medialist.cfm

At 30 min. 50 secs., the AMR CEO appears to refer to the timing of an A350 order.

Was it a slip of the tongue? Or did Arpey give really something away?
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:13 pm

I think he meant A300, but it must be on his mind if he slipped up and said A350.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:25 pm

I don't know what to make of it, but it's bizarre to say the least. He goes from talking about narrowbodies in general to specifically mentioning the A350.

Now, most of us around here know that AA is highly unlikely to find an A350 purchase to be more favorable than a 787 purchase. But there are plenty of threads coviering that already.

At the same time, it would be awfully out of place if he was meaning to mention "the A300" at that point as well. It's just a strange remark, but I wouldn't hold my breath for an AA A350 order if I were you.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:39 pm

Without listening to it, and presuming AA's choice would be between an A350 and 787, couldn't AA get a 787 at around the same time they could get an A350, if they ordered each aircraft today?

I know that AA will go with whichever manufacturer will give them the best deal, but presuming the choice is between the A350 and the 787, what reason (all things equal other than the "gentlemen's agreement" and alleged bad blood) would there be for AA to select the A350 over the 787?
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:29 pm

Quoting N844AA (Reply 3):
I know that AA will go with whichever manufacturer will give them the best deal, but presuming the choice is between the A350 and the 787, what reason (all things equal other than the "gentlemen's agreement" and alleged bad blood) would there be for AA to select the A350 over the 787?

Perhaps the same reason to choose the 787 over the A350.

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RE: AA To Order A350?

Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:35 pm

Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 1):
I think he meant A300, but it must be on his mind if he slipped up and said A350.

Doesn't "the timing of the next narrowbody order, the timing of the A300" make even less sense?
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:42 pm

I think he mean't to say timing of the A350. He addresses the MD80s by lumping all the Narrowbody a/c in one group and then saying the the timing of the A350. Perhaps they are considering the A350 seriously. It's not totally out of the question afterall- replacing 763s, 772s and growing to 773 sized a/c could eventually become A35-800, -900 and -1000. I don't think AA will order, but it's possible.

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RE: AA To Order A350?

Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:46 pm

perhaps he was thinking of an order to replace the A300's...and maybe they are looking at the A350 just to kick the tires before talking to Boeing.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:53 pm

Quoting TAN FLYR (Reply 7):
perhaps he was thinking of an order to replace the A300's...and maybe they are looking at the A350 just to kick the tires before talking to Boeing.

No chance. AA uses the A300 on rather short hops from JFK, BOS and MIA to the Caribbean, hardly routes that they'd need a longhaul plane like the A350 for. The A350 would be "too much aircraft" for those routes, if you can say it like that.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:59 pm

Make more sense for AA to order the 787 given they already have a predominantly Boeing fleet.
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:11 am

Great catch MasseyBrown! Very interesting comments.

Arpey was answering a question from an analyst regarding cap ex (capital expenditures) and, in particular, is AA closer to making a decision on a replacement order for the MD-80.

Arpey's response talked about evaluating the timing of the next generation narrow body AND the timing of the A350. The A350 comment is definitely off the subject from the question, but could be a calculated hidden message for Boeing.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:31 am

Quote:

While Airbus' A380 did not fit American's strategy, he said the world's biggest airline would consider buying the A350 of the European plane maker and rival Boeing's 787 aircraft once it firmly rebuilds its bottom lines.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...RLINES-PLANES-DC.XML&from=business
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:41 am

Quoting AirlineAddict (Reply 10):
Arpey's response talked about evaluating the timing of the next generation narrow body AND the timing of the A350. The A350 comment is definitely off the subject from the question, but could be a calculated hidden message for Boeing.

Posturing, from Arpey's lips to Boeing's ears.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:05 am

Quoting Manni (Reply 4):
Perhaps the same reason to choose the 787 over the A350.

How can they possibly have any idea about that at this point? Plus, I'm under the impression that the 787 is closer in size to the 767 than the A350. Wouldn't that make that particular product more desirable to them? Believe me, some of those 767s are getting a little long in the tooth. (Yet others look great and are a pleasure to fly on. Go figure.)

Again, I haven't listened to the exact context of the remarks, but this just doesn't add up to me. AA in recent years hasn't demonstrated a willingness to be a/the launch customer of an aircraft, and given the other factors that I referred to (the gentlemen's agreement and alleged bad blood) I don't see why AA would jump on board with the A350 at this particular point. Down the line, certainly. But now? I'm just saying, it doesn't add up to me. I'm wondering if there's something I'm missing.
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:11 am

In some way I dont see why this would be a problem.

All in all, AA is one if not the largest A300 operator. The product is well suited for AA's need, and I don't see why they wouldn't order another aircraft from Airbus itself. If they detested the aircraft so much they would have gotten rid of it a long time ago. However, its the best suited aircraft for AA's needs currently.

That said, I believe that the B787/A350 combo would be great for AA. Order the smaller 787's to operate to the carribean and US domestic, and use the larger A350's to replace the B777's.

I believe that what we currently have as a great combo, A330/B777, the A350/B787 could be a great future combo.

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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:16 am

Maybe he just said this because he knew we'd be listening and he wanted to stir things up!  Wink We all take this stuff a little too seriously sometimes. Let's just wait and see what happens.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:54 am

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 8):
No chance. AA uses the A300 on rather short hops from JFK, BOS and MIA to the Caribbean, hardly routes that they'd need a longhaul plane like the A350 for. The A350 would be "too much aircraft" for those routes, if you can say it like that.

I agree the 350 would be too much of an aircraft..I meant that he said it just to stir the bucket..send a message to Boeing that they might look at it.

Lots of subtle messages sent via press interviews..trial balloons they are called..many amount to nothing.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:56 am

Quoting GBan (Reply 5):
Doesn't "the timing of the next narrowbody order, the timing of the A300" make even less sense?

No. Some of the leased A300s are coming close to the end of their leases, so they have to think about a long term replacement beyond extending the leases a few years as a stopgap measure.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:56 am

Don't forget, AA has a deferred B777 order.....wouldn't be the smartest thing to do to the shareholders to lose those deposits.. no 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:59 am

Interesting, but given AA's tendency to gravitate towards Boeing and their state of relations with Airbus following the A300 crash in New York, I think we'll be curling in hell before we see an A350 order from AAL.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:18 am

Quoting AirlineAddict (Reply 10):
Arpey was answering a question from an analyst regarding cap ex (capital expenditures) and, in particular, is AA closer to making a decision on a replacement order for the MD-80.



Quoting MrSTL (Reply 12):
Quoting AirlineAddict (Reply 10):
Arpey's response talked about evaluating the timing of the next generation narrow body AND the timing of the A350.

Perhaps Mr. Arpey, in talking about the next generation narrowbody for replacement for the MD-80, was referring to the timing of such an event at Airbus in relation to it's manufacture of the A-350. We all know that Airbus is very busy getting the A-350 ready for launch and that the narrowbody replacement will be on the backburner for both Boeing and Airbus for some time.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:20 am

AA, in my opinion will most likely go with the 787. The A350 is much bigger than the airline needs for its US intercontinental routes and the Caribbean. But they need to change fleet sooner rather than later, the A300 are aging and leases are expiring soon, so too are the MD80s.
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:26 am

Quoting KL808 (Reply 14):
Order the smaller 787's to operate to the carribean and US domestic, and use the larger A350's to replace the B777's.

Why though? Wouldn't ordering the -9 and -10X be a lot more economical from a fleet standardization point of view?? bigger discounts as well from Boeing for going with ONE manufacturer. To me this one is an all or nothing. The 787 has won this already since the A350 CANNOT replace the 767.

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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:35 am

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 22):
Why though? Wouldn't ordering the -9 and -10X be a lot more economical from a fleet standardization point of view?? bigger discounts as well from Boeing for going with ONE manufacturer. To me this one is an all or nothing. The 787 has won this already since the A350 CANNOT replace the 767.

Why not have best of both worlds. The -10 isn't even launched and might not even be launched. The A350 isn't as small, so a 767/A300 replacement would probably be an overkill, but it can certainly be a good 777 replacement.

I'd rather see a split order. Have best of both worlds. Use the B787 on domestic and Carribean routes, while the A350 can replace the B777's.

It all comes down to price. But this is definetly going to be an interesting order.

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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:39 am

The A350XWB would definitely fit in AA's fleet plans. As a 767-300 replacement, the A358 would actually allow AA to restore First Class to compete with UA in that market. However, I would be surprised if AA did in fact choose the A350XWB over the 787 family. AA does not seem to want anything bigger then the 777-200, and the 787-10 would give them about 10% more room to play with then an A350X-900 (which is a tiny bit smaller then the 777-200).
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:44 am

Quoting KL808 (Reply 23):
I'd rather see a split order. Have best of both worlds. Use the B787 on domestic and Carribean routes, while the A350 can replace the B777's.

It all comes down to price. But this is definetly going to be an interesting order.

Never going to happen. Having a 2 type fleet like that is costly in the long run for AA to operate. Training for pilots and maintenance. Just an order for 787 -3 and -9 should be sufficient.
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:50 am

AA still has a long-term deal with Boeing that goes on until 2017, for over 400 aircraft. (Yes, the contract is still binding. The EU required Boeing to remove the clause that prevented AA from buying from Airbus and other manufacturers as a part of approving the McD merger). I don't see AA going to Airbus, considering that they are still pointing fingers at each other over the A300 crash at JFK.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:56 am

Quoting KL808 (Reply 23):
I'd rather see a split order. Have best of both worlds. Use the B787 on domestic and Carribean routes, while the A350 can replace the B777's.

I think that would make sense, split the order between let's say the 783 and a A359/A350-1000 mix.
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:59 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 24):
The A350XWB would definitely fit in AA's fleet plans. As a 767-300 replacement, the A358 would actually allow AA to restore First Class to compete with UA in that market. However, I would be surprised if AA did in fact choose the A350XWB over the 787 family. AA does not seem to want anything bigger then the 777-200, and the 787-10 would give them about 10% more room to play with then an A350X-900 (which is a tiny bit smaller then the 777-200).

Stitch, the A358 is going to be a bit more inefficient than the B789....its the A359 which will be the best seller for Airbus..its going to be the best optimised plane in the series....

The B788 will allow AA to open a lot of routes....and the -10 will be a perfect 777 replacent (which by the way has very low utilisation rates/cycles then other 777 operators..thus will be in the fleet for a while)...

That being said, why have B788, A358 and B787-10, when they can go for B788, B789, and B787-10....the latter makes more sense...and also...(see below)

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 26):
AA still has a long-term deal with Boeing that goes on until 2017, for over 400 aircraft. (Yes, the contract is still binding. The EU required Boeing to remove the clause that prevented AA from buying from Airbus and other manufacturers as a part of approving the McD merger). I don't see AA going to Airbus, considering that they are still pointing fingers at each other over the A300 crash at JFK.

that's what I've been basically saying....

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 18):
Don't forget, AA has a deferred B777 order.....wouldn't be the smartest thing to do to the shareholders to lose those deposits..  no 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:53 am

After the AA587 accident AA and Airbus are not exactly in a perfect relationship, even now more than 5 years on. I think it's highly unlikely for AA to order Airbus anytime soon. Highly unlikely for them to make a statement to that effect either...
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:57 am

AA have signed a deal with boeing saying that they will only purchase aircraft from them same as DL and i think CO. Also AA will not buy the A350 as it is waaaaay too large for what they need replacements for. Its going to be an order of 787s with i think the 3's to replace the domestic 762s and A300s then the 8s/9s for there 762 internationals and there 763s then possibly the 10s for the 772s
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting KL808 (Reply 14):
All in all, AA is one if not the largest A300 operator. The product is well suited for AA's need, and I don't see why they wouldn't order another aircraft from Airbus itself. If they detested the aircraft so much they would have gotten rid of it a long time ago. However, its the best suited aircraft for AA's needs currently.

They ordered A300 first, and then stopped, and ended up purchasing WAY more 763ER's... though being as they had the A300s, and it was cheaper to keep them than not, they did. AA is a thrifty airline. A300 does the job, I'm not sure AA is thrilled about having it, they just haven't wanted to pony up to buy something else.

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 19):
Interesting, but given AA's tendency to gravitate towards Boeing and their state of relations with Airbus following the A300 crash in New York, I think we'll be curling in hell before we see an A350 order from AAL.

Yep.

Quoting Albird87 (Reply 30):
AA have signed a deal with boeing saying that they will only purchase aircraft from them same as DL and i think CO. Also AA will not buy the A350 as it is waaaaay too large for what they need replacements for. Its going to be an order of 787s with i think the 3's to replace the domestic 762s and A300s then the 8s/9s for there 762 internationals and there 763s then possibly the 10s for the 772s

These agreements were voided with the Boeing/McD merger. All the airlines have held to them though.

As for A350:

WAY too big to replace their domestic 762s and international 763s, and a jet with 8500 mile range to fly JFK to MIA? give me a break.

For some airlines A350 is a much better fit, AA is not one of them.

787-3 to replace A300 and 762 (though 787-3 may be larger than 762, it will still likely be cheaper to run, and AA has shown they'd rather offer widebody service on their signature routes like JFK-LAX/SFO.

787-8 to replace the very large 763ER fleet

and eventually, you'd like see 787-10 replace the 777-200s in their fleet.

That way, they would be effectively merging 4 different aircraft, 767-200, 767-300ER, A300-600R, and 777-200 into one line, with the same pilots, engines, service, everything.

A350 just doesn't fit AA's operation as well.

Plus, you know, US has bitterness for Boeing, AA has anger for Airbus, so it goes.
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:13 am

Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 21):
the A300 are aging and leases are expiring soon,

Didn't AMR extend the A300 leases last summer until 2012? I seem to remember being disappointed by the news.

2012 still is a couple of years short of the A350's availability date, but I can see Airbus offering AMR an incredibly good deal on a decent sized A350 buy - a deal so good it might include subsidizing the operation of the A300 fleet for a couple more years, until the A350 is ready.

If I were Airbus, I'd do almost anything for a 35-plane A350 order from AMR.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:42 am

As AA currently operate the 767, 777 and A300, i.e. three w/b twins at the moment, is a mixed fleet of 787s and A350s that odd?

If AA had said in the 60s, "we're only buying Boeing and won't order anything from Douglas", it would have been commercially very strange, and a recipe for higher prices than their rivals who considered both options. So what's different now?
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:11 am

If you listen to the entire question it seems plretty clear.

He was asked what the status was for replacing the MD88's and he acknowledged the fleet was getting older and that they were studying what the 'next generation of narrow bodies' would be. To me that means they probably will not make a decision until the replacements for the current A320 series and 737series are announced.

And then he added the A350 and clearly not by mistake. What I understood him to mean was that they cannot make a firm decision on the 787 until they know the final specs and timing for the A350.

What I gathered from this is that American will not be buying any currently produced models and will only be buying the next generation of aircraft. He also obviously sent a message to Boeing that the deal is not in the bag and that they will have to deal in order to get AA's business.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:25 am

I would not be surprised when US Airways takes Delta over if there is not a larger order for Airbus in the new Delta logo.
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:54 am

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 33):
If AA had said in the 60s, "we're only buying Boeing and won't order anything from Douglas", it would have been commercially very strange, and a recipe for higher prices than their rivals who considered both options. So what's different now?

Boeing got: exclusive commitments for X number of airframes in given categories within certain time frames
AA got: set prices (with generous discounts) and unprecedented flexibility with respect to delivery dates

Thus pricing is not an issue as it was negotiated up-front.

DL and CO made the same arrangement with Boeing. As noted above, the agreement is voided but all parties have stuck to it. This is why Delta has continued to accept (and re-sell) 737s that bankruptcy would have allowed it to get rid of. That DL likely made a profit on them didn't hurt.

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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:14 am

I know airlinet.netters are often accused of being too "1 to 1" correspondence oriented when it comes to replacement aircraft. So with that caution having been made...

I can see Airbus making a very aggressive deal at AA. One possible deal would include some A333s now to replace their A300s, and then some A350s when they come out to take care of their 767 replacement/addition needs.

AA's relationship with Boeing, and perhaps lack thereof with Airbus, notwithstanding, AA strikes me as having a very deal oriented culture (hell, the DC10 and L1011 dogfight has often been attributed to AA pitting the two against each other.) If Airbus offers a nice package, I can see AA taking it.
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:40 am

Quoting KL808 (Reply 14):
I believe that the B787/A350 combo would be great for AA. Order the smaller 787's to operate to the carribean and US domestic, and use the larger A350's to replace the B777's.



Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 33):
As AA currently operate the 767, 777 and A300, i.e. three w/b twins at the moment, is a mixed fleet of 787s and A350s that odd?

Agreed - I think a number of carriers will operate both the 787 & A350. Besides SQ which have already indicated they will, I think LH will follow suit and possibly EK. Why not AA as well? They won't blow off Airbus forever because of the A300 crash dispute, so don't use that as a reason.
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:46 am

Quoting Jimbobjoe (Reply 37):
I can see Airbus making a very aggressive deal at AA. One possible deal would include some A333s now to replace their A300s, and then some A350s when they come out to take care of their 767 replacement/addition needs.

If they were going to do that wouldn't they simply build them some A300-600 until such time? Otherwise, why train an entire set of pilot for such a short time?
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:12 pm

It honestly would surprise me if AA or any other American carriers save perhaps UA, US, or NW and CO (both of who I thought ordered the 787)showed any interest in the Airbus A350 at all. AA in particular has not ordered another Airbus since the A300...the type would not have commonality with the rest of AA's fleet, and, like someone else already said, having a half Boeing/Airbus fleet on the long-haul routes would be too costly. I do see UA and NW as potential Airbus customers in the future possibly assuming their financial situations are under control (doubtfully). AA has not shown interest in Airbus for over 20 years....why should we expect them to all of a sudden do a 180 on Boeing? It's much easier to see the 787 with AA.
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:25 pm

Why does the public keep harping on the age of the MD80s? I've flown on 10 different ones in the past 2 weeks and they have all been in excellent shape, very comfortable, and quiet (especially in the front).

So what that they are now reaching 20-21 years? I always look at mfg dates on the door and the oldest I have seen was 10-85. The newest was 4-93. As long as the jet is safe I am fine with it. The Maddogs are still pretty efficient which says a lot about their design.

AND BACK TO TOPIC, I don't see AA buying A350s. Arpey keeps talking fleet simplification and adding another type is moving in the wrong direction.

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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:12 pm

I can see the A350 fitting well into AA's fleet. Airbus will littery offer anything to get an AA order. Could this be it? I think so if Airbus were to offer the perfect deal.

Quoting Jimbobjoe (Reply 37):
I can see Airbus making a very aggressive deal at AA. One possible deal would include some A333s now to replace their A300s, and then some A350s when they come out to take care of their 767 replacement/addition needs.

Agreed.

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EnviroTO
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:29 pm

Would Boeing be able to deliver a reflective metal 787? Getting the 787 would automatically mean livery change for AA wouldn't it?
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:39 pm

Quoting EnviroTO (Reply 43):
Would Boeing be able to deliver a reflective metal 787? Getting the 787 would automatically mean livery change for AA wouldn't it?

There are options of making CFRP look like bare metal.

McLaren International uses a special paint on their CFRP Formula One race cars that makes them look like they're plated in chrome. I am sure that company can make a paint that looks like bare aluminium for AA.  Smile
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:47 pm

Quoting Moman (Reply 41):
AA Fleet 2015
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737
757
767
777
787
MD80

AA Fleet 2020
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Y1
777
787

........Im pretty sure AA will still have 737s in 2020. The 737 replacement probably wont enter esrvice until 2015, so thats what, over 400 Y1s that would have to be delivered to AA in just 5 yrs!
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:49 pm

Quoting Thrust (Reply 40):
It honestly would surprise me if AA or any other American carriers save perhaps UA, US, or NW and CO (both of who I thought ordered the 787)showed any interest in the Airbus A350 at all.

If UA, US, NW, and CO could have an interest in tha A350 isn't that a majority of the possible carriers in the U.S? That leaves AA and DL who wouldn't?
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:03 pm

I find it strange that no one asked him to clarify that statement.
Could it be that he meant 737-500?
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:06 pm

Quoting Naritaflyer (Reply 47):
I find it strange that no one asked him to clarify that statement.
Could it be that he meant 737-500?

Why would AA be looking at the 737-500
 
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RE: AA To Order A350?

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:09 pm

Quoting EI321 (Reply 48):
Why would AA be looking at the 737-500

Not looking at buying but looking at replacing. Remember he said the "timing of the 350". I'm just thinking out loud given that it was such a strange comment to make so I'm trying to figure out if "350" means something other than the A350.

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