Iberia fleet renewal

Date:         04 Jun 97 01:45:43 
From:         Luis Bravo <101523.146@CompuServe.COM>
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Iberia is about to order a new fleet to replace its 28 B-727-200.  Now,
Iberia operates 4 DC-9-30, 24 MD-87, 22 A-320-200, 28 B-727-200, 8
B-757-200, 6 A-300,4 DC-10-30, 4 A-340-300 and 7 B-747-200.  It has
oustanding orders for 8 B-757-200 (due in 2000, plus 8 options) and 4
A-340-300 ( 2 in 1997 and 2 in 1998, plus 4 options).  Iberia plans to
operate only 4 or five types, so is negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for
about 4-8 more B-757-200 and 12-15 more A-320. Also, Iberia is talking
about to re-equip Aviaco with its 24 MD-87's, leaving place to the A-319
in Iberia livery.  In the long distance/big capacity side, the A-300 will
go, the DC-10 will go (at least in passengers duties) and the A-340
numbers will grow to 12.  Iberia too,identifies the necesity of 4-6
"B-767" class airliners, been this B-767-300, B-767-400 or A-330-200.

In the future the B-747 will have to go, but this is another chapter.
Luis Bravo .  101523.146@compuserve.com