Euro trash engineers can't get the 380 off the line...
Rumor has it, they are trying to hire Boeing contract engineers to come in and salvage the 380...Singapore and Qantas ready to walk away.
I know there was thought of returning them but there was a decesion to use them. The 57's are on the Cancun charter leg. If this os so its a mistake for they are a different aircraft from the rest of the 57' operated by Amr. I remember one 57 they got from Aeroflot that they couldn't use due to the fact its records were not up to date.
What might become evident is the plan of repacing the domestic gates and and equipment with that of Eagle. This idea has been bantered around and for once it sounds very plausible. The 80's were okay for their day but are not as effecient as the RJ's. I wonder if the twenty seven they sent to the leaseor were the TWA aircraft does anyone have an idea? Like the 57's they were a different makeup from seating down to instrumentation. I personnally do not like the airbus for various reasons and if I am using a commercial carrier will check the equipment being used before I commit to the seat. Thats just me though and I realize its odd but hey we are all entitled to our oddities. By the way the last 777 has not appeared yet to the best of my knowledge, if it has where is it being used?
How can it be a bad strategy for AA? The potenetial is to have an aircraft that's up to 10% more efficent than the current 737NG and A320. That gives you a big advantage. Over night operators like LUV and CAL will find themselves with an "obsolete" aircraft.
Yes Boeing has plenty of 737 orders to fill. However they are also planing for it's eventual replacement. They know that while AB might be having problems with the A380 and A350 that does not mean theu can take it easy. Past exeperience has shown them that doing so can cost them.