So they want to trade 91 10-20 year-old aircraft for 100 brand new ones?
If true, another example of Delta's arrogance.
Well, it's like you trade in your old car for a new car. You give the old car to the dealer and then pay some more cash, right? This would be no difference. Remember that this is not a new concept. Boeing did this for Singapore Airlines once. It took 17 A340-300 from SQ and sold SQ 34 777-200ERs. ( https://simpleflying.com/boeing-singapo ... a340-fate/
) I don't think anyone would assume SQ just swap 17 A340s for 34 777s. SQ would have paid some cash on top of the A340s.
Now, not knowing if this is true or not, but this actually makes sense. The 717 has zero value in the market. Not even the parts have any value now that almost no one is flying it. Boeing wants to get a decent carrier to buy a large number of 737MAX, to rebuild confidence of the public. The IAG deal was not sufficient since it's conditional. If Boeing can get Delta to buy 100 MAXs, it would be a huge boost for Boeing. The value to Boeing of a sale of MAX to Delta is way more than just a normal sale of planes. It may be willing to take the 717s off the hands of Delta for that.
If this really happens, Boeing will probably wants to do something with the 717. May be a 717BCF would work. There are still DC9F, MD80F, 737 Classic freighters and 727F flying, even in the US. Delta is not in the business of freighter conversion, but Boeing is.
This could be a win-win deal.
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