Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 18 Feb 2015
Total posts 33
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.
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 121
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.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
I also believe while they may have age they are substantially lower cycle time than the oldest 738s which got delivered from 2001
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
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.
Olympic Air - Travelair
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 8
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!
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 17 Aug 2017
Total posts 28
Qantas will convert A380 orders to something from Airbus. Possibly A220 one day.
Why nit pick?
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 224
In the investor presentation today there was a graphic that had a note about the A220 C series and Embraer E2 being under evaluation
Member since 14 Mar 2017
Total posts 146
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.
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 96
American Airlines are ditching their DC9's as we speak.
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