From: email@example.com (Jean-Francois Mezei) Organization: DECUServe Date: 28 Jul 95 02:53:20 References: 1 2 3
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> It's more like 600 A320s, unless you include the A321 and A319. > Also, I don't know if the 737-800 is "quite late". There are still some > 1,300 B727 yet to be replaced. The A319/320/321 is a well-rounded > family of narrow-body aircraft. However, with nearly 3,000 B737s in > service and on order, Boeing has an extremely huge B737 customer base. I am not sure that a 737 operator will automatically replace their old 737s with new 737s. While Boeing didn't have that gap filled, some airlines started to buy Airbuses. Take for instance, Canadian Airlines with some old 737-200s. A few years ago, when they needed new aircrafts, they chose the A320. Now, when they will wish to replace their old 737s, they have a choice of going with the 320 family (319-320-321), or getting the new revamped 737 family. QUESTION: is the new generation of 737s compatible with the old 737-200s in terms of pilots, maintenance etc ?