|Quoting MD80 (Reply 87):|
Qantas really likes the Boeing 717 and praises the characteristics but do you think that the Boeing 717 will be part of their strategy (via Cobham and as part of "QantasLink" beyond 2020? The current agreement will end in 2018 IIRC.
I (and others on Aust Av threads) don't have clarity on what QF will do with the 717s longer term. There is consensus that they are good for the rougher airstrips used in the FIFO and outback operations that QF serves. The Fokker 100s are similar. You would think that harmonisation on one fleet (which also could conceivably take on some of the Q400 and 738 flying) but what that is, we don't really have a view on yet. We suspect neither does QF!