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Champion Air...the Next Aircraft?

Fri May 18, 2007 12:10 am

Does anyone "in the know" have a clue as to what Champion Air is going to do with fleet renewal?

They fly 727 now and if I had to guess, I'd say they will probably upgrade to 738's but that's just a guess.

The company has to be thinking about fleet renewal...don't they?
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RE: Champion Air...the Next Aircraft?

Fri May 18, 2007 12:16 am

Probably pick up 2nd hand MD80's (AA or DL in a few years) or 734's (US)

I dont think their business model supports brand new aircraft
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RE: Champion Air...the Next Aircraft?

Fri May 18, 2007 1:29 am

Wasn't there talk at one time Champion was going to pick up some of NWA's A-320's?

From reading other posts, it sounds like some of NWA's A-320's are being WFS and scrapped with no chance at a second life.
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RE: Champion Air...the Next Aircraft?

Fri May 18, 2007 6:04 am

Hard to say, but since NW has a part in Champion I would say NW will help with that decision.
 
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RE: Champion Air...the Next Aircraft?

Fri May 18, 2007 6:05 am

They'll get the DC-9's.
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RE: Champion Air...the Next Aircraft?

Fri May 18, 2007 11:32 am

I'm guessing the A320. NW could instead of scrapping some of their A320's, give them to Champion Air. I will definately miss passenger 727s at MSP.  Sad
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RE: Champion Air...the Next Aircraft?

Fri May 18, 2007 1:55 pm

Actually a relaible source from the sharp end of their 727's has previously told me that this order may swing towards new build A-319's but again this is rumor and we all know how the rumor mills work. For petes sake there has been a rumor floating around my company that CRJ-900's were in our fleet future for about two years now. I will beleive it when I see it.
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