The A330-500 is supposed to replace both the A300/A310. I read in AW sometime back that there was supposed to be two versions with different ranges. A new 200 seat widebody is needed for A300/A310/767-200 replacement, but it is unlikely that BA or Airbus will build one soon.
Here is the link: http://biz.yahoo.com/cnw/001011/a_air_cana.html Here is a quote ``This acquisition will allow us to start our fleet renewal program to replace older generation aircraft such as the DC-9 and Boeing 737 aircraft." I guess this means no 717 order? Don't they have a large fleet of DC-9...Jump to post
Smaller planes are the rage nowadays. Just look at the regional jets and the popularity of the 737/A320 class aircraft. In the long haul arena, smaller planes like the 767,777 and A330-200 are popular. Lets look at the biggest plane around, the 747-400. For the year 2000, BA has delivered only 19 74...Jump to post
I believe demand for the 747-400 has been decreasing. Boeing now builds a lot of freighters versions. Looking at the Boeing web site I see they have delivered 19 747-400s this year, out of which 12 are freighters. Last year 44 747s were delivered, 10 freighters (hope I am counting the table right). ...Jump to post
Here's the link: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/001005/tx_cont_ai.html In summary, they will be used mostly for domestic routes, seat 210 passengers, first delivery in late 2001 and powered by RR engines. CO currently operates 41 757s. I guess this is not the proposed?? 300er model and won't be doing t...Jump to post
See the following link:
This flight replaces a 747-400 flight. I guess we might be seeing more 777 flights across the Pacific. Another interesting thing is that they already fly a 777 on Tokyo-Chicago flight.
The deal will probably come down to price. Boeing will probably price the 777 at a premium (but how much??) over the A340. I think its between the 777-200er, 777-300er vs A340-300, A340-600 to replace the Dc-10, 747-200. Interestingly none of NW's long haul have been twins=not sure if this will fact...Jump to post
Why can't they use the existing CF6, PW4000 or Rb211? Why sell the 767-400 with one kind of engine and the 400er with a different one?The latest press release: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000913/wa_boeing__2.html says it will be offered with trent 600 or gp 7000 engines. Is Boeing betting engine com...Jump to post
What is the seating capacity for those trans-atlantic 752 flights? Is it still around 180? Airbus is probably pitching the A330-500 to LH but this is more of a 767-300er competitor. Its good to see the 757 pitched as a long-haul aircraft for thin routes-should get it some orders that way. I am not s...Jump to post
I am looking at two press releases: 1.http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000831/wa_boeing_.html This one says Continental's 767-400 seats 235, 200 in coach and 35 in BusinessFirst. 2. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000829/wa_boeing__2.html This one says Delta's seats 287 passengers in two classes: 36 in first...Jump to post
Since the IL96T has got FAA approval, does that mean a US cargo carrier can order it? Is this plane competitive with say an MD-11 freighter. I think carriers won't order it because of the question of maintenance. Also how long has the IL-96 been in service? Isn't it a derivative of the IL-86?
These versions would probably be more successful as the market is bigger for this seating capacity: 717-300 = seating 130 passengers 717-400 = with the MD-80 wing, seating 150 seats, replacing MD-80?? The 717 can be pitched as a short-haul aircraft, with range around 1500 naut miles. The 737s a long...Jump to post
The 400 aircraft estimate may be over 20 years-its unlikely to be 5 years. The 747-400 is selling like 30 aircraft/year now and a lot of them are cargo. There isn't much demand for 747 size aircraft now, but that may change. However the trend has been toward smaller aircraft like A340/777. Of course...Jump to post
AI is broke and is unlikely to buy new aircraft in my opinion, unless they get some investment from an airline like SQ. Last I heard they were disposing of the remaining 747-200s and A300. The A310 kind of seems small for AI, but SQ also operates it.
Having flown on EVA last week, I can tell you they have big emphasis on cargo. they have 3 passenger 747-400 and 10 747-400 Combis!!!. 3 MD-11 passenger jets and 10 MD-11 cargo planes and a bunch of 767s. they are all boeing and Ge operator. It isn't surprising they ordered the 777LR with GE engines...Jump to post
Boeing's response will be upgraded 747s, unless Bill Gates donates about $20 billion, which is probably what a new superjumbo will cost to develop. Anyway now would be a good time to update the 747-400 since it has been around for 12 years and its sales are really slow right now. Boeing can't afford...Jump to post
Please post the URL. Any plans mentioned about a longer -300 model? It would be good as a short-haul 130 seater.
If Airbus launches the A3XX, BA will probably launch 747-500/600. The -500/600 probably would not cost much to develop and have lower purchase price than A3XX and more commonality with the 747-400. If the market really takes off, then BA might do an all new design.Jump to post
I flew through Denver during spring break and 3 out of 4 of my flights were on UA 727-200s, the last on a 737-500. The 727 was nice and quiet-must be the hushkits. UA will probably replace it with the A320 but getting BA's bids to keep Airbus honest. Depending on other factors (availability dates??)...Jump to post
Is AF ordering 777-300 ER because 1. they have options expiring on other aircraft which will cost them a bundle, so they are converting to the 777-300ER. I thought AF ordered 777 because their options for 767, 737 were expiring and they would have lost a bundle. 2. Is it because of commonality with ...Jump to post
If they replace A300/A310 with the A330-100, then all their aircraft in production would have a common pilot rating? Then they can say "Buy all your aircraft from us. A pilot trained on one can fly them all." That may be quite an advantage. The A300/A310 need to be replaced-they aren't selling. And ...Jump to post
I think a lot more airlines will order the 717 if BA launches a -300 version with 130 seats. They can market it as a short-haul 130 seater. I read in AW that Airtran's 717 are achieving dispatch reliabilty of 98% and fuel burn 27 % less than a Dc9-30, while BA had only promised 22 % reduction. There...Jump to post
This link reflects JAL's fleet as of July 1999 = http://www.japanair.com/company/fact/Default.htm It says they have 37 747-400. The 747-400 fleet seems large for a replacement. They also have 15 -200 and 11 -300. And 13 DC10-40 and 10 MD-11. Maybe they are replacing part of the -400 fleet with -300E...Jump to post
Hope they launch a bigger version to carry as much as an MD-80. It looks like there is a bigger market for 130-150 seat planes, rather than 100 seaters. Does the 717 offer significant commonality with the DC-9/MD-80? If it is stretched will it be a good MD-80 replacement?
I thought GE had exclusive rights forever on the 777X.... In my opinion it would be better for Boeing to drop exclusivity and tell the engine makers they can non-exclusively develop an engine for the 777X. If they do, good. If they don't their existing 777 customers probably will put pressure to dev...Jump to post
I think Air France had a bunch of outstanding orders with Boeing for 737, 767 which they converted to 777 rather than lose the deposits. Regarding the 777X, too bad only GE engines are offered. A lot of current operators are using RR (Cathay, Malaysia, SIA, American, Delta) and PW-they would have to...Jump to post
Fairchild is the same company as FairchildDornier. They just launched the 528-928 jets which will be delivered only in 2002. Their 328 jet should be delivered in June/July this year. This is a derivative of the Dornier 328 with jet engines instead of turboprops. They are also planning to stretch thi...Jump to post
The 717 and A318 are pitched at the big airlines since the regionals are pretty much restricted to 70 seats (in U.S). There are only 2 totally new regional jets being developed- the EMB-170/90 and the Fairchild 728Jet. The Bombardier CRJ700 is pretty much a stretch-although the new engines have 50 %...Jump to post
I think the -600 is selling slow because there doesn't seem to be much demand for a 100 seater today. The 124 seaters (A319, 737-700) seem to be doing well.