From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Date: 23 Nov 1998 16:48:17 PST Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1
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In article <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >ILFC has apparently selected the Airbus A318 over the Boeing 717-200 (nee >Douglas MD-95), and signed a MOU with Airbus for a possible order for up to >30. You can see an Airbus press release with more details at >http://www.airbus.com/news_news.html#00240 > >Certainly NOT good news for the 717, which still has only the original >ValuJet/Airtran order for 50, plus 5 for lessor Bavaria. Perhaps not so >surprising, given that ILFC already has lots of A320-family aircraft on its >roster, but still bad news. > Definitely not a good news for the B717. Nevertheless, the ILFC order is smaller than an earlier speculation of 50 firm + 50 options. Airbus says the aircraft will be launched earlier next year. I think they are still waiting for NW to make a commitment. The potential NW order that I heard ranges from 100 to 200 (including options) to replace around 100 DC-9-30s that NW currently operates.