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Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:55 pm

I was reading an article recently
that made the case it will be a
Chinese airline to first reach this
fleet size


Probably true, it seems like it will
happen here in the US eventually
as well


Which one of the big three will get
there first or will it be Southwest?
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:01 pm

I think Aeroflot may already claim this from the days of the USSR
 
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:04 pm

Based on the number of aircraft in their current fleet and on orders, I would think AA will reach the 1000 mainline fleet first.
 
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:08 pm

What is the current number for the US majors?
 
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:15 pm

UAL after they buy B6
 
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:16 pm

Natesantiago88 wrote:
What is the current number for the US majors?


Not sure on the accuracy but Wiki gives a good look at the fleet size at the majors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s ... t_airlines
 
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:33 pm

Natesantiago88 wrote:
What is the current number for the US majors?


Planespotters.net

AA, 949

DL, 885

UA, 759

WN, 740
 
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:01 pm

i mean aa could potentially hit 1k from the 797. theyd only need to order like 50
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:31 pm

musman9853 wrote:
i mean aa could potentially hit 1k from the 797. theyd only need to order like 50


On the other hand, they got a bunch of aircraft that are about to be retired. The MD-82/83s will leave next year as will a number of 767s. The rest of the 767s and the 757s will retire the year after. In total 88 aircraft will leave the fleet between now and 2020. They got replacement aircraft on order, but I couldn't figure out how many precisely.
 
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:38 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
i mean aa could potentially hit 1k from the 797. theyd only need to order like 50


On the other hand, they got a bunch of aircraft that are about to be retired. The MD-82/83s will leave next year as will a number of 767s. The rest of the 767s and the 757s will retire the year after. In total 88 aircraft will leave the fleet between now and 2020. They got replacement aircraft on order, but I couldn't figure out how many precisely.



dont they have still over a couple hundred maxes on order?
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:46 pm

LH982 wrote:
I think Aeroflot may already claim this from the days of the USSR


I think they exceeded it several times over, but surely not the passenger carrying fleet. Aeroflot was everything civil aviation in the USSR, which included crop dusters, helicopters, research aircraft, etc, IIRC.
 
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:53 pm

jetero wrote:
LH982 wrote:
I think Aeroflot may already claim this from the days of the USSR


I think they exceeded it several times over, but surely not the passenger carrying fleet. Aeroflot was everything civil aviation in the USSR, which included crop dusters, helicopters, research aircraft, etc, IIRC.


I was reading recently that at its peak, the fleet was around 5500 aircrafts and 2000 helicopters, maybe more.
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Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:04 pm

musman9853 wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
i mean aa could potentially hit 1k from the 797. theyd only need to order like 50


On the other hand, they got a bunch of aircraft that are about to be retired. The MD-82/83s will leave next year as will a number of 767s. The rest of the 767s and the 757s will retire the year after. In total 88 aircraft will leave the fleet between now and 2020. They got replacement aircraft on order, but I couldn't figure out how many precisely.



dont they have still over a couple hundred maxes on order?


Only 85 as per Wiki. They probably won't grow much, as the A32X and 737-800 fleets eventually need to be replaced too. Didn't they already start replacing the older 737-800s and ex-US A320s?

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