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by sv11
Sun Oct 29, 2000 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-500
Replies: 14
Views: 623

RE: A330-500

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.

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by sv11
Thu Oct 26, 2000 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay In Buying Mood Again!
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

RE: Cathay In Buying Mood Again!

Looking at the trend that Cathay orders RR powered aircraft when available, I would think they would order the A340-600 over the 777-300X. What do you think? The only non RR aircraft they have is the A340, but it is not offered with RR engines.

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by sv11
Sat Oct 14, 2000 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11's For Ups?
Replies: 15
Views: 2225

RE: Kaitak

The MD-11 is an excellent cargo aircraft. Too bad BA is stopping its production. Maybe a 777 cargo version is in the works?

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by sv11
Thu Oct 12, 2000 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Orders A321, A319
Replies: 2
Views: 2661

Air Canada Orders A321, A319

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...

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by sv11
Tue Oct 10, 2000 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3503

A3XX=big Plane, Small Market

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...

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by sv11
Sat Oct 07, 2000 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The 777 Canabalizing The 747?
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

RE: Is The 777 Canabalizing The 747?

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). ...

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by sv11
Fri Oct 06, 2000 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Says 717 Saved Them Millions
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Airtran Says 717 Saved Them Millions

Link below:
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/001005/fl_airtran.html

Ok how come the orders aren't pouring in if the 717 is a good plane like Airtran says?

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by sv11
Fri Oct 06, 2000 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Orders 15 757-300s
Replies: 12
Views: 2462

CO Orders 15 757-300s

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...

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by sv11
Thu Sep 28, 2000 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717 New Sales
Replies: 27
Views: 1817

RE: 717 New Sales

Is a larger 130 seat model likely in the near future? This would have more potential, in my opinion.

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by sv11
Wed Sep 27, 2000 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Launches Tokyo-San Francisco 777 Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2382

ANA Launches Tokyo-San Francisco 777 Service

See the following link:
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/000926/ny_all_nip.html

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.

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by sv11
Mon Sep 25, 2000 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC-10-40 Replacement. A Surprise!
Replies: 43
Views: 3852

Order Timeframe

When can we expect NW announcing the order for the Dc-10 replacement? Will it be this year? Also will the 747-200 be operated for a while?

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by sv11
Thu Sep 21, 2000 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Hunt For New Planes Includes Boeing Visit
Replies: 59
Views: 4234

RE: NW Hunt For New Planes Includes Boeing Visit

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...

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by sv11
Tue Sep 19, 2000 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement For SQ A310-300?
Replies: 25
Views: 2729

RE: Replacement For SQ A310-300?

How about the 757-300 as a replacement choice? The A310 will probably be sold and converted to freighters, like the MD-11.

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by sv11
Thu Sep 14, 2000 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767-400ER Who Will Buy It?
Replies: 12
Views: 3482

Why New Engines?

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...

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by sv11
Wed Sep 13, 2000 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Launch B757-200ERX
Replies: 49
Views: 2973

RE: Continental To Launch B757-200ERX

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...

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by sv11
Sat Sep 09, 2000 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 764's
Replies: 18
Views: 2252

More Info

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...

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by sv11
Sat Sep 09, 2000 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-200: 4 More For AF
Replies: 33
Views: 3024

RE: Ab. 400

Do they have any A340-300 on order? When are they planning to order the 777X? Are they happy with the GE90?

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by sv11
Wed Sep 06, 2000 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-300
Replies: 24
Views: 1641

RE: 757-300

I expect the 767-200s will be converted to cargo aircraft and replaced with 757-300. The 767-200s are aging and might be a good candidate for cargo conversion. However I am not sure whether airlines will go this route or keep their 767-200s.

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by sv11
Wed Aug 23, 2000 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can US Air Carriers Order Il-96Ms?
Replies: 23
Views: 2716

IL96T

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?

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by sv11
Sat Aug 19, 2000 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717 - Very Interesting Article (Long)
Replies: 16
Views: 2094

RE: 717 - Very Interesting Article (Long)

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...

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by sv11
Wed Aug 09, 2000 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO EWR-HKG Non-stop
Replies: 74
Views: 5033

RE: CO EWR-HKG Non-stop

How much of a distance is Guangzhou-LAX? China Southern operates this route with a 777. Is this shorter than the proposed CO route?

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by sv11
Wed Jul 26, 2000 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phil Condit On Airbus A3XX
Replies: 17
Views: 3066

RE: JonnyBoy

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...

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by sv11
Mon Jul 10, 2000 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Not To Lease Ex-Singapore 747-300s
Replies: 3
Views: 2997

RE: Virgin Not To Lease Ex-Singapore 747-300s

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.

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by sv11
Thu Jul 06, 2000 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble.
Replies: 102
Views: 5892

RE: Boeing Shines As Airbus & A3XX Stumble

I thought Boeing usually gives conservative estimates that they end up exceeding. Maybe its the Douglas influence with the MD-11. Anyway has Airbus failed to meet specs?

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by sv11
Tue Jul 04, 2000 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To Fleet If AA/NWA Merge?
Replies: 15
Views: 4958

RE: What Will Happen To Fleet If AA/NWA Merge?

If they merge, I think the 747-100/200s, DC-9, Dc-10 will be retired and replaced with 777 and 717. The other aircraft will probably be around. Since NW has a large A320 fleet, it is unlikely to go.

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by sv11
Mon Jul 03, 2000 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest/American Possible Merger?
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

RE: Merger Imminent!

What about Delta? Are they planning on merging with some airline? Maybe Continental?

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by sv11
Wed Jun 28, 2000 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Firm Ordres 7 777X
Replies: 17
Views: 1743

RE: EVA Firm Ordres 7 777X

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...

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by sv11
Sun Jun 25, 2000 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Answer To A3XX?
Replies: 19
Views: 3196

RE: United_RULZ

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...

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by sv11
Sun Jun 25, 2000 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva 747 Seating Config
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Eva 747 Seating Config

I just flew on a Eva 747-400 Combi. I noticed in economy class there were 10 seats in a row (as usual) but the letters were A,B,C; D,E,F,G;H,J,K. there was no seat with letter I. Is this usual or did Eva just leave out the letter I.

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by sv11
Sat Jun 03, 2000 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest And American Merging!
Replies: 16
Views: 1834

RE: Northwest And American Merging!

If NWA gets bought, its Dc-9, Dc-10, 747-200 will probably get retired. this may benefit Boeing in new orders as the other US airlines have mostly a Boeing fleet except for the A320s.

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by sv11
Fri May 26, 2000 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More 717 Orders Coming,New Variants Being Launched
Replies: 4
Views: 2965

RE: More 717 Orders Coming,New Variants Being Launched

Please post the URL. Any plans mentioned about a longer -300 model? It would be good as a short-haul 130 seater.

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by sv11
Tue May 23, 2000 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5/19 WSJ "Boeing Lobbies Carriers To Order Big 747
Replies: 17
Views: 3365

RE: 5/19 WSJ "Boeing Lobbies Carriers To Order Big 747

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.

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by sv11
Tue May 09, 2000 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 727-200 Replacement
Replies: 24
Views: 2304

RE: UAL 727-200 Replacement

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??)...

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by sv11
Fri May 05, 2000 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF To Announce Order B777-300ER
Replies: 20
Views: 3686

RE: AF To Announce Order B777-300ER

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 ...

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by sv11
Fri May 05, 2000 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye MD-11
Replies: 17
Views: 2004

RE: Goodbye MD-11

Its a good cargo aircraft and BA could have easily maintained a 12 aircraft/year production. Maybe it wasn't profitable. But a lot of the passenger MD-11s are going to be converted to cargo. So the MD-11 will be around hauling cargo.

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by sv11
Fri Apr 14, 2000 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-100
Replies: 14
Views: 2216

RE: A330-100

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 ...

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by sv11
Mon Apr 10, 2000 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Order The Next 717?
Replies: 6
Views: 3549

RE: Who Will Order The Next 717?

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...

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by sv11
Sun Apr 02, 2000 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Placed 8 B777-300ER Order.
Replies: 14
Views: 2397

RE: JAL Placed 8 B777-300ER Order.

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...

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by sv11
Wed Mar 29, 2000 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Needs To Retire DC-9's
Replies: 21
Views: 2543

RE: Northwest Needs To Retire DC-9's

If gas prices keep going up, NW might replace the DC-9 quicker. Then they'll probably put A318s on some of the routes, regional jets on other routes.

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by sv11
Sun Mar 05, 2000 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 717
Replies: 12
Views: 1545

RE: Boeing 717

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?

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by sv11
Thu Mar 02, 2000 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-200LR And 777-300ER LAUNCHED.
Replies: 38
Views: 4317

RE: LR/ER

Is Cathay flying any long flights currently with the 777? I read a long time ago that the 777s were flying regional routes. I think Cathay and other airlines in Asia are leery of putting a twin on an 18 hour flight over the Pacific.

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by sv11
Thu Feb 24, 2000 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Considering A-340-500, Confirmed!
Replies: 49
Views: 2455

RE: GE90 Exclusive For 777x

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...

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by sv11
Thu Oct 28, 1999 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Significant Jets
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

RE: Comet

I would add the 727 and DC-9 to the list. These are significant aircraft still flown by the majors.

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by sv11
Thu Oct 28, 1999 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Launch The 777X Series?
Replies: 37
Views: 3496

RE: Who Will Launch The 777X Series?

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...

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by sv11
Fri Jun 25, 1999 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Alaska Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

RE: American Airlines And Alaska Airlines

I don't see Alaska merging with American. The RenoAir buy gives American a good presence in the west. If they really wanted Alaska they might have bought it instead of Reno Air.

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by sv11
Thu Jun 24, 1999 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air Fleet Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 2946

RE: Horizon Air Fleet Plans

I read somewhere that they will be replacing 12 older Dash 8 with the Dash8-400 model. I can't remember where. Does anyone know how many Dash8 they operate now?

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by sv11
Wed Jun 23, 1999 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farchild 528, 728, And 928 Aircraft?
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

RE: Farchild 528, 728, And 928 Aircraft?

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...

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by sv11
Tue Jun 22, 1999 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJ Market Saturation
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

RE: RJ Market Saturation

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 %...

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by sv11
Fri Jun 04, 1999 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has 737-600 Not Sold As Well As Other 737NGs
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

RE: Why Has 737-600 Not Sold As Well As Other 737NGs

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.
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by sv11
Tue Jun 01, 1999 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who The Heck Ordered 57(!) Airbus'
Replies: 17
Views: 1192

RE: Who The Heck Ordered 57(!) Airbus'

I am guessing its Alitalia. Can't be New Air since there is already an Airbus news release on that order. I am also guessing its one airline.

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