I was wondering if anyone is familiar with this sort of a situation...
Consider the fact that Air Canada will be retiring A330s and 767s over the next decade as 787s come online. Many of these retired aircraft will have the new XM interior. I was curious – would AC possibly re-use some of the old seats from the soon-to-be-retired aircraft on the newly delivered aircraft? These seats can cost upwards of $100,000, so it seems like a financially responsible possibility to me, although I feel as though an airline would prefer not to do that.
Alternatively, are the seats simply removed and put up for re-sale?
Anyone have any experience/thoughts? This is not just limited to AC – any airline is applicable.