From: ABrowne@mtl.marconi.ca (Alan Browne) Organization: Canadian Marconi Company Date: 14 Jul 96 22:43:24 References: 1 2
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>Well, it's a good PR move..... >This drum is beat constanly, but: AGE doesn't matter, >if it is a REAL airline (like NW)....the oldest planes >in the country, if run by a major, are CREAMPUFFS...they >are completely rebuilt every few years. Look at any >AMR 727....they all look like they just rolled out of the >factory... A few years ago, NW and Air Canada were considering pooling their fleets for a major overhaul (airframe and new engine type, and maybe avionics) to extend the life of the venerable -9's in their fleets. I believe another airline was also in the pot. In the end, fow whatever reason, this did not go ahead...I don't know why...Any comments? Alan Browne.