Qantas regional Jet replacements

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moecat

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With the majority of Qantas's regional jet fleet approaching 25+ years of age, what will they turn to when replacing their 717's and F100 jets?


Most of these planes travel intra WA however you do see the 717 into TAS and around QLD & NT


You would think this needs to be done with in 5 years max or these things are going to start dropping out of the sky.


whoppersandwich

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Theres a lot of talk about the A220 (nee C series) playing a big role in regional flying here, however it would appear that QF would be reluctant to start talking about replacing their smaller aircraft until Boeing begins to offer up the NMA/797.

moa999

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I also believe while they may have age they are substantially lower cycle time than the oldest 738s which got delivered from 2001

Red Cee

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The Qantas 717’s also do BNE - TSV, BNE - ADL, plus some Melbourne and Sydney Services. These are what I know of in addition to smaller usage runs to ASP, CBR, within WA, within the NT, and to Tasmania and the ACT. Considering some of these services have only been given to the 717 in recent years, I think the 717’s will be in service for some time. I am also sure Qantas knows there age, and I would imagine they would have a replacement timeline.

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I recently flew on an F100 from BME to PER and found the aircraft to be neat and tidy both externally and interior wise. That said, the little things such as overhead air nozzles, lighting and bathrooms do start to reveal some age. Seating was comfortable for a 2.5hr flight, though note that whilst the centre arm rests can be moved, the seat padding restricts it's ability to be fully upright!


Ohh and the armrests still have ashtrays in them lol!!

The oldest of the F100's seems to be VH-NHO, which started flying in July of 1990. That makes it 28 years old! Given that (almost?) all have recently been repainted out of the Network Aviation livery and into QantasLink, I'd think they have at least a few years left in them.

Luke49

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Qantas will convert A380 orders to something from Airbus. Possibly A220 one day.

moecat

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The Qantas 717’s also do BNE - TSV, BNE - ADL, plus some Melbourne and Sydney Services. These are what I know of in addition to smaller usage runs to ASP, CBR, within WA, within the NT, and to Tasmania and the ACT. Considering some of these services have only been given to the 717 in recent years, I think the 717’s will be in service for some time. I am also sure Qantas knows there age, and I would imagine they would have a replacement timeline.

Why nit pick?


Precisely what i was asking is what people think the replacement could be as they are getting old... 25-30 years of age is fairly old for a modern Jet. Of course Qantas know how old they are!

brinkers

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In the investor presentation today there was a graphic that had a note about the A220 C series and Embraer E2 being under evaluation

xtfer

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The DC-9 has been going this long, why replace it now? But if we had to, Dassault has a lovely Mercure that would probably work nicely.

Joe

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American Airlines are ditching their DC9's as we speak.

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