Re: Air Canada and Virgin order Airbus planes

Date:         05 Aug 1997 15:31:35 -0400
Organization: Biled heids 'r us
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In misc.transport.air-industry H Andrew Chuang <> wrote:
:I'm surprised that no one has posted anything about the two orders in
:these two newsgourps.  I'll skip the details.  Basically, AC is going
:to order 3 A330-200s and 5 A340-300s to replace 6 B747 Classics and 2
:leased A340-300s.  Options on A340-500s and A340-600s are intended to
:replace its B747-400s.  VS has announced its intent to buy 16 A340-600s

Actually the initial order is for 5 A330-300s and 3 A340-300s. The
A330-300 is closer in capacity to the 747 than the -200. I really wonder
if AC will keep the 767 in it's fleet over the long run, in the interests
of fleet commonality, given that the A330-200 is a competitor. 


Steve Howie			
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University of Guelph