|Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 3):|
Wow.... why did they opt for -26's??? That's a lot more power than most -700s out there.
The airplane was intended for short field or hot & high operations. Airports like those in Latin America were the intention of the airplane. Also they are flying them to shorter field airports like SNA
got the 73G exclusively for performance. They were the launch customer for carbon brakes on the 737 so that they could save 500lbs in order to improve performance even more. The fleet fills a small niche at the airline, so it will never operate that many of them. People thought they were for thinner routes, but in reality they are a higher performance plane for markets where the 757 does not work.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!