Date: 05 Dec 96 02:27:19 From: email@example.com (Ken Jongsma) Organization: Honeywell, Inc. - DAS Followups: 1 2
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There have been a number of posts recently that have been speculating on what American's plans are for retiring various models of aircraft. Robert Crandall is quoted in this week's AvWeek with the following: The 737-800s will replace the 727-200s. Because AA can't get enough 737-800s by 2000, 40-50 727s will be hushkitted. Eventually, *ALL* current narrowbodys (727s, MD-80s and F-100s) will be replaced with one of the three 737 models (-600, -700 or -800). The 777s will replace MD-11s. Nine of the MD-11s have been sold to FedEx, the remaining 7 will also be sold to someone. Fleet mix of the 777 has not been determined, but American expects to take delivery of three versions of the 777 (-200, -200X, and -300). As an interim measure, some Caribbean service A300-600Rs will be converted to support transatlantic and transcontinental service. Because of planned retirements, the overall American fleet will not grow more than 2% over the next 5 years. Ken Ken Jongsma firstname.lastname@example.org Honeywell Defense Avionics Systems, Albuquerque, NM "...but I'll be alright as long as there's light from a neon moon."