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AC Announces Fleet Modification

Sun Aug 05, 2001 7:37 am

Air Canada has announced it's fleet modification, according to Justplanes.com.Has announced the following fleet modifications :

13 Airbus A319s will be delivered by May03.
3 Airbus A320s will be delivered by May03.
12 Airbus A321s will be delivered by May03.
4 Airbus A330-300s will be delivered by May 03.
2 Airbus A340-500s will be delivered by May 03.
3 Airbus A340-600s will be delivered by May 03.
4 Boeing 767-300s will be delivered by May03.
Some of the above aircraft have already been delivered.
3 Boeing 767-200s will be retired by Spring 2002.
6 Boeing 767-300s will be retired by Spring 2002.
1 Boeing 747-400 will be returned to leasing company by 1st quarter 2002.
1 Airbus A340-300 will be returned to leasing company in Feb02.
1 Airbus A340-300 will be returned to leasing company in May02.
20 Boeing 737-200s will be transferred to low fare airline.
10 Boeing 737-200s will be retired by Oct01.
13 Boeing 737-200s will be retired by Dec02.
19 Fokker 28s will be retired by Dec02.

Any opinions?

 
Quad Otter
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RE: AC Announces Fleet Modification

Sun Aug 05, 2001 8:22 am

Nice summary of the big picture, but I am sure more deals will come at ACR once the unions deals are made with "mother corp.", I think you will see the RJ's go to ACR (eventually), and that an order for new Dash 8's must be in the works.

All those shiny new planes still won't save AC's ass from the financial mess they are in right now......Long Live WESTJET

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RE: AC Announces Fleet Modification

Sun Aug 05, 2001 10:04 am

It's 8 A330's, number 8 comes this month, and the 10 737's that you have listed as retired by OCt01 are supposed to be transfered to the low cost airline. According to YYZnews anyway.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
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RE: AC Announces Fleet Modification

Sun Aug 05, 2001 10:06 am

I don't see the DC-9s in that notice. Will they still be around for much longer in their fifth decade of service for AC (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s)?

I agree that something has to be in the works either for more RJs or Q-series to replace the RJs going to the regionals and the F-28 retirements.