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Delta To Order 100 X 739ER (Part 1)

Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:15 pm

This is out on Bloomberg so I'll try to find a link and post it but apparently Delta will be ordering 100 737-900ER. The Delta Board will vote on the purchase this week. Still don't know the delivery time frame and if these are re-engined 737s.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/...eing-737s-in-rebuff-to-airbus.html

[Edited 2011-08-22 17:51:52 by srbmod]
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:17 pm

Interesting, and I think a bit surprising. This would be mainly 757 replacements then, right?
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:18 pm

Quoting na (Reply 1):
Interesting, and I think a bit surprising. This would be mainly 757 replacements then, right?

Sounds like it but we'll know more when the official announcement comes out.

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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:21 pm

That blows my mind. 900ERs? Not reengines?
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:30 pm

Quoting delimit (Reply 4):

That blows my mind. 900ERs? Not reengines?

This is the 757 replacement order. The 737-900ER killed the 757 since its so more efficient.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:31 pm

Quoting delimit (Reply 4):
That blows my mind. 900ERs? Not reengines?

Well this order is apparently for only 100 aircraft. They need at least double than that in the long term, but the 739 can be delivered very soon. I'm sure follow-up orders will/can be placed for Reengined aircraft as they need them.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:31 pm

DL was looking to order 200 NBs. so what happened to the other 100?
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:35 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 5):
This is the 757 replacement order. The 737-900ER killed the 757 since its so more efficient.

I don't think so. The 737-900ER wasn't even a thought when Boeing ended the 757 line. But the -900ER is the next best Boeing aircraft. I don't think the 737-900ER has the range the 757's have.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:36 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 5):

and . . . so much more cramped! I hope that these won't replace all the 757's on the Intra-Asian routes too. Then they'll end up doing the same as UA with the HKG-NRT and HKG-SIN and HKG-SGN flights.
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:37 pm

A near-term 737NG order is not a surprise at all. I'm just surprised it's all -900ERs (if these reports are correct). I would have expected 738s in today's capacity-shrinking world.

DL has quite a number of older 757s that need to be replaced, in airplane terms, *now*. They are about to run out of cycles. It also has a few older A320s that need replacement sooner rather than later. They can't wait for the new engines for their most immediate needs. And, for old-engined aircraft, it makes more sense for them to order from Boeing than Airbus. Their existing 738 fleet is newer than their existing A320 fleet and the type seems to fit their network a little better than the A320oeo.

I think this only gives Boeing the slightest of advantages for the new-engine order, though. That's a new ballgame and the A321neo will still be a very compelling product for DL even after this order.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:38 pm

I'm sure any order will include a clause to switch to newer/upgraded models should Boeing pursue.
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:39 pm

If its the current 739ER and not the reengined version I bet Boeing gave them a sweeeeeeet deal.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:40 pm

Quoting AA767LOVER (Reply 9):
and . . . so much more cramped!

The fuselages are precisely the same width and height.

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Great news! I hope DL specifys them to have AVOD, as well as the Sky Interior.
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:42 pm

Quoting Cerecl (Reply 7):
DL was looking to order 200 NBs. so what happened to the other 100?

Those are to fill less immediate replacement needs, so they can wait for new-engine aircraft. Expect another order.

Quoting AA767LOVER (Reply 9):
and . . . so much more cramped!

   What?

The 757 and 737NG have *exactly* the same cabin width, and the 739ER is only a couple rows shorter than the 752. On top of that, these 737NG will presumably have the Sky Interior, which feels a lot more open than the traditional narrow body interiors.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:43 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 5):
This is the 757 replacement order. The 737-900ER killed the 757 since its so more efficient.
Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 8):
I don't think the 737-900ER has the range the 757's have.

The 900 definitely does not have the range of the 757. I'm wondering if this is a re-engine version. That would have 20%+ more range.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:45 pm

Quoting Cerecl (Reply 7):
DL was looking to order 200 NBs. so what happened to the other 100?

That's partially what surprises me. I was expecting word on the whole order later in the year.

Quoting AA767LOVER (Reply 9):
and . . . so much more cramped!

? It's the same. The 757 is just longer.

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 10):
I think this only gives Boeing the slightest of advantages for the new-engine order, though. That's a new ballgame and the A321neo will still be a very compelling product for DL even after this order.

If this truly is for 100 900ERs, I think there are going to be a lot fewer 321s ordered than their might have been. Honestly I am ambivalent about both, so this isn't fandom speaking. If they've ordered 100 900ERs, the only reason to order 321s is for missions that they can perform that the 900ER can't and the 757s will age out of.

Really I am amazed by this. I would have given the 321 NEO about a 90% chance of taking this.

Quoting alitalia744 (Reply 11):
I'm sure any order will include a clause to switch to newer/upgraded models should Boeing pursue.

Doesn't the contract DL has in place with Boeing allow that for any order?
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:45 pm

Quoting AA767LOVER (Reply 9):
and . . . so much more cramped! I hope that these won't replace all the 757's on the Intra-Asian routes too.

The 757 and 737 have the exact same fuselage width.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:48 pm

Quoting delimit (Reply 18):
I would have given the 321 NEO about a 90% chance of taking this.

And with delivery dates so far out, I would have probably given you even higher odds of it going 100 321oeo 100 321neo.

With an Airbus skill set on the property, purchasing 737-900ERs just doesn't make much sense to me. There has to be information I/we don't have about what made it compelling for Delta.

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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:50 pm

Could it simply be like AA's order? 100 737900ER and 100 737RE (pending Boeing board approval to offer the new 737RE unit).

If this is true, good move. No need for 757's on the ATL to Carribean, Florida, etc. routes where the 739 can do it cheaper.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 15):
Expect another order.

Sure, but why separate the short-term vs long-term order? Both A and B would have offered a combination of Classic/NEO and NG/RE and DL would have considered both proposals as a package. I found it difficult to understand the need to separate the two.
 
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Quoting gigneil (Reply 21):
With an Airbus skill set on the property, purchasing 737-900ERs just doesn't make much sense to me. There has to be information I/we don't have about what made it compelling for Delta.

The existing 738s will stay on property longer than the existing A319s and A320s. Most of them are newer, and they have had better economics for Delta. So the 739ERs will bring commonality for a longer period of time. And the A321oeo doesn't have nearly the advantage over the 737 that we should expect the A321neo to have. For the old-engine aircraft, the choice makes sense to me.

[Edited 2011-08-22 17:48:37 by srbmod]
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:54 pm

Quoting delimit (Reply 18):
I would have given the 321 NEO about a 90% chance of taking this.

1. Delta would have almost zero chance to receive 100 A321 NEOs before 2020. And such a a large order for the current A321 version wouldnt be the wisest move the airline could have done.
2. under the impact of the heavy slaps that the 737 received recently due to the massive A320 NEO order hausse Boeing has surely given Delta a great bargain.
 
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Quoting Cerecl (Reply 24):
Sure, but why separate the short-term vs long-term order?

I think this decision was probably an easier one than the long-term order will be. And they need to secure the short-term delivery positions now. They really are out of time with their oldest 757s.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:56 pm

Quoting gigneil (Reply 21):
With an Airbus skill set on the property, purchasing 737-900ERs just doesn't make much sense to me. There has to be information I/we don't have about what made it compelling for Delta.

That's why I am so surprised. The barrier to entry for the 321 at DL is so low, and it is just a better 757 replacement full stop.

Also, just how many 757s are really due to go ASAP. I know there are a few from NW that are seriously past their prime, but I am unsure of how old the DL fleet is in total. I had thought that the majority of it still had a good bit of service left in it.

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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:01 pm

Quoting na (Reply 26):
1. Delta would have almost zero chance to receive 100 A321 NEOs before 2020. And such a a large order for the current A321 version wouldnt be the wisest move the airline could have done.

Slots were found for AA. I rather doubt that slots wouldn't be found for DL, given their value as an ongoing customer.

Quoting na (Reply 26):
2. under the impact of the heavy slaps that the 737 received recently due to the massive A320 NEO order hausse Boeing has surely given Delta a great bargain.

They must have. Especially as Delta was already guaranteed a great bargain by the preferential customer contract they already have in place. I am left wondering if the AA deal drove Boeing's best price down further. DL is guaranteed the same price I believe.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:02 pm

Quoting na (Reply 26):
1. Delta would have almost zero chance to receive 100 A321 NEOs before 2020. And such a a large order for the current A321 version wouldnt be the wisest move the airline could have done.
2. under the impact of the heavy slaps that the 737 received recently due to the massive A320 NEO order hausse Boeing has surely given Delta a great bargain.

  
exactly, availability was probably a deciding factor, as AA bought up the remaining slots for the A321  
Besides Boeing needed good news, so the price was intriguing as well I guess
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:05 pm

Quoting NYC777 (Thread starter):

Looks like one of the orders spoken of in the 737 thread, the last replies specifically discuss a Boeing order, 737RE To Become 737-7/-8/-9 (by BlueSky1976 Aug 18 2011 in Civil Aviation)

There were very credible reports, not public, that DL had made a decision for the 737 and the 737RE.

The 2011 orders thread was updated earlier today and it was mentioned that a US carrier was rumoured to have commited a block of Boeing. Refer reply #27 Airbus And Boeing 2011 Orders Part 2 (by PanAm_DC10 Aug 15 2011 in Civil Aviation)

Quoting fun2fly (Reply 22):
Could it simply be like AA's order? 100 737900ER and 100 737RE (pending Boeing board approval to offer the new 737RE unit).

It could be that it is similar to AA's order and once the 737RE receives approval DL may well be the second launch customer.

Good to see the narrow body market so active and I look forward to hearing from the carrier when they make an announcement.

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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:18 pm

Quoting InsideMan (Reply 30):
AA bought up the remaining slots for the A321

There no specific slots for the A321. IIRC, carriers can choose between any of the A32X

Quoting delimit (Reply 28):
That's why I am so surprised.

Simple, all things considered, Boeing happened to provide DL with a better deal than Airbus.

Quoting na (Reply 26):
1. Delta would have almost zero chance to receive 100 A321 NEOs before 2020

Do you really have any proof of this?
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:20 pm

Yay. I'm so excited they ordered the 739ER. It is still a very very efficient aircraft and will have much lower trip costs than a 757. It's only drawback is performance, but I do not see them operating it to SNA so overall there is no issue. Congrats to Boeing.
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:27 pm

Quoting delimit (Reply 28):
and it is just a better 757 replacement full stop.

How so? Most of my Delta 757 flights are on routes like DCA-ATL, or ATL-FLL, where a 739 is more-than-adequate to serve as a replacement...
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:29 pm

Quoting delimit (Reply 28):
Also, just how many 757s are really due to go ASAP. I know there are a few from NW that are seriously past their prime,

Actually, based on cycles, it's the earliest PMDL birds that need replacement first. Especially early in their careers, DL used them on more short hops. It's hard to get to an exact number without having way more data than I do, but there are probably about 60-70 that will need replacement before DL could conceivably get a new-engine narrowbody.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:30 pm

Quoting gigneil (Reply 21):
With an Airbus skill set on the property, purchasing 737-900ERs just doesn't make much sense to me.

I thought DL also has 738's in their fleet which are newer than the current A32X a/c inherited from NW, why discount the 737 skill set?

Quoting delimit (Reply 29):
Slots were found for AA.

Airbus has pushed the EIS of the A321NEO out to make additional design changes, the A320NEO is still on track. If DL is looking to order 737-900ER's they are for 757 replacement, if they chose Airbus it would have to be for the A321-200 not the NEO version.
Order quite likely was made for DL based on timing of delivery of the new a/c.
Odds are that once the changes and EIS of the A321NEO is finalized, DL may place the additional 100 with Airbus.
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:31 pm

Quoting delimit (Reply 18):
Really I am amazed by this. I would have given the 321 NEO about a 90% chance of taking this.

Why? I mean, the Boeing product has served Delta proudly for years. I think DL and Boeing are about as synonimous as Delta and American Express or Delta and Coke..

Quoting gigneil (Reply 21):
And with delivery dates so far out, I would have probably given you even higher odds of it going 100 321oeo 100 321neo.

Again, why? I'm sure Delta has been in lengthy discussions with Boeing concerning the re-engine and other compensation. I very serious doubt DL ever thought they would pay list price or even regular discounted price.

Quoting gigneil (Reply 21):
With an Airbus skill set on the property, purchasing 737-900ERs just doesn't make much sense to me. There has to be information I/we don't have about what made it compelling for Delta.

There's a lot more Boeing skillset on property and commonality too boot! But, as I believe, the Airbus will start deminishing as the Boeing increases..

Quoting delimit (Reply 28):
The barrier to entry for the 321 at DL is so low, and it is just a better 757 replacement full stop.
Quoting InsideMan (Reply 30):
availability was probably a deciding factor

Or perhaps a good product for DL's needs..

Now I'm nost saying Airbus isn't a good product, but everyone is making it sound like the Boeing products are 2nd rate and a 2nd thought to an Airbus product. But I digress.. I got works to do.
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:33 pm

At any rate, Congrats to Boeing and DL for this significant order!
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:34 pm

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 15):
Quoting Cerecl (Reply 7):
DL was looking to order 200 NBs. so what happened to the other 100?

Those are to fill less immediate replacement needs, so they can wait for new-engine aircraft. Expect another order.

Was this a winner takes all RFQ? If not, the other 100 could go Airbus or even BBD... Although Boeing should be in pole position for that part as well.
So, these 100 will most likely be 757 replacements. But there were other (smaller) types to be replaced as well, correct?

Quoting delimit (Reply 18):
Really I am amazed by this. I would have given the 321 NEO about a 90% chance of taking this.

I really doubt Airbus has any slots left before 2018.

Quoting Cerecl (Reply 24):
Sure, but why separate the short-term vs long-term order? Both A and B would have offered a combination of Classic/NEO and NG/RE and DL would have considered both proposals as a package. I found it difficult to understand the need to separate the two.

That would indicate the other 100 NB's will be 737RE. But these aren't formally launched, so can't be ordered yet - only as a MoU/LoI.

Quoting na (Reply 26):
2. under the impact of the heavy slaps that the 737 received recently due to the massive A320 NEO order hausse Boeing has surely given Delta a great bargain.

I'm sure Boeing would have done anything to prevent a DL order for Airbus so soon after the AA order. They just couldn't afford another win by Airbus, even if DL was already an Airbus operator as a result of the NW merger. Boeing had to take away some of the A32xNEO's momentum, even if just by a little bit.

Quoting delimit (Reply 29):
Slots were found for AA. I rather doubt that slots wouldn't be found for DL, given their value as an ongoing customer

There were rumors Boeing wasn't willing to offer AA as many options as Airbus did, in order to keep some slots reserved for current RFQ's. If true, and availability was key, it may have paid off.
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Quoting par13del (Reply 36):
Airbus has pushed the EIS of the A321NEO out to make additional design changes

Really? I thought Airbus have confirmed EIS of the A321NEO, and won't make any further changes. Which would make sense, to keep commonality within the A32x(NEO) family.
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:40 pm

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 39):
That would indicate the other 100 NB's will be 737RE. But these aren't formally launched, so can't be ordered yet - only as a MoU/LoI.

Sorry, personally I am not convinced. It is not like 737RE is some sort of top secret project that needed to be kept under wraps. What prevents DL from doing what AA did? Stating "...and 100 737 reengine aircrafts once it is approved by Boeing BOD" would be perfectly reasonable.
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:43 pm

Congrats DL and Boeing. Nice to see more Bowing planes in DL's hands. The B739's will be a nice replacements for the old 752's.

Ok, now, if the B739RE would meet expectations, could it possibly replace the 752 on TATL?
 
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:46 pm

Quoting Cerecl (Reply 41):
What prevents DL from doing what AA did?

Nothing, but it's a different company and maybe they only want to announce an order when it's firm. Just a guess. And maybe they are going to surprise us, and when the official announcement is there it will be for more than 'just' 100. No one thought the order from AA would be than 250-300 until just very close to the official announcement.
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Also, I would assume these aircraft will be fitted with B/E Aerospace Pinnacle seats in Y (like what is planned for the A330 fleet), except without winged headrests.
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:48 pm

Quoting fpetrutiu (Reply 42):
Ok, now, if the B739RE would meet expectations, could it possibly replace the 752 on TATL?

Even at expectations it won't even come close. The A321neo either.

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Quoting Cerecl (Reply 24):
Sure, but why separate the short-term vs long-term order? Both A and B would have offered a combination of Classic/NEO and NG/RE and DL would have considered both proposals as a package. I found it difficult to understand the need to separate the two.

Perhaps they have not fully decided on the Boeing 737RE since it is yet to be fully defined. Only then would it make sense to choose the product. I suspect that until Boeing have their Board approval to go ahead with the RE, AA will be the only airline who has a "firm commitment". All other airlines will (have to) wait until it is formally offered, until then, we'll just see expressions of interest.

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Does the 737-900ER have the main cabin door behind first class like the 757 does? From the passenger perspective this is the main advantage of the 757! Loads much faster this way and First Class is much MUCH nicer. Plus it saves a good 5 minutes getting the back rows of coach off the plane. I sure hope Boeing got this right and this is the case with the -900ER's. Does anybody know?
 
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Very exciting news, should hold my enthusiasm until it's confirmed but none the less it's still exciting to see another big Boeing order. I think with AA, DL and UA/CO the trend is quite clear;

738s, A320s, 737-900ERs, A321s, A321NEOs, 737-900RE's will replace most of the 757s for AA, DL, CO/UA domestically. The 757s the three majors are using for Hawaii, Deep Latin America and Trans-Atlantic routes, as well as the 757-300 replacement will wait until the next decade to see what Boeing develops in terms of the 797.

Quoting delimit (Reply 29):
Especially as Delta was already guaranteed a great bargain by the preferential customer contract they already have in place. I am left wondering if the AA deal drove Boeing's best price down further. DL is guaranteed the same price I believe.

The three partners to the Boeing agreement are all guaranteed the lowest price. So what ever deal Boeing gave AA, which was probably pretty sweet, Boeing will have to extend to DL and CO/UA.
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Delta To Order 100 X 739ER (Part 1)

Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:56 pm

This deal was always Boeing's to lose, especially after the AA order. People forget that Delta has about 70 737NG options over the next three years, plus another equivalent amount of rolling options after that. These options give Delta delivery positions ASAP, not 5-7 years down the line. Also the "most favored nations" pricing component of the DL/Boeing contract ensures that Delta is getting the best pricing in the world on the aircraft. Availability and price are hugely important here.

100 airplanes doesn't begin to cover Delta's long-term needs in this category, however. I suspect that this initial order is for NG aircraft that will fill a role that allows DL to retire the oldest 757/320's and fly missions that don't require a high performance aircraft (ATL-LGA, DTW-MCO, MSP-LAX, etc...) In addition, I imagine that an option/order package for 738RE/739RE aircraft will appear with this order, or down the road. These aircraft will replace the remainder of the 757/320 fleets, with the exception of the ETOPS 757s, which will soldier on until the wings fall off.

I also still think this leaves open a door for the C Series on the low end.

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Delta To Order 100 X 739ER (Part 1)

Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:58 pm

Quoting 1337DELTA764 (Reply 14):
Great news! I hope DL specifys them to have AVOD, as well as the Sky Interior.

I don't believe that AVOD is important to DL or its customers, although it does seem to be important to some a.netters
 
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Delta To Order 100 X 739ER (Part 1)

Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:58 pm

Quoting joeljack (Reply 47):
I sure hope Boeing got this right and this is the case with the -900ER's. Does anybody know?

You need only look at a picture of one to figure this out on your own.


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No, it does not have a fwd mid-door like 757. It only has the aft mid-doors which airlines like CO have deactivated.
 
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Delta To Order 100 X 739ER (Part 1)

Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:04 pm

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 39):
Was this a winner takes all RFQ? If not, the other 100 could go Airbus or even BBD... Although Boeing should be in pole position for that part as well.

Definitely not winner-takes-all. And, if you include options, there will be considerably more than 100 aircraft involved. Airbus is very much in this (for neos only, not oeos). And a C-series order would make a lot of sense, as recently DL has added a lot of larger narrowbodies (MD-90, a couple 738, more used 752, and now this 739ER order). In the longer term they need something to replace A319s and bridge the gap between regional aircraft and the 738.
 
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Delta To Order 100 X 739ER (Part 1)

Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:05 pm

Of course...

Airbus gets a big deal: Well, it's the best plane.

Boeing gets a big deal: Wow, they must have got one sweet deal!

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