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Schlagwort-Archiv: Boeing 717

Hawaiian Airlines expands B717-fleet by two additional aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines stated on July 21st 2016, that an agreement was reached for two additional Boeing 717-aircraft. Both aircraft will be delivered in early 2017 and the aircraft will allow Hawaiian Airlines „to add capacity during peak travel periods“.

Both aircraft will be leased for six years and both frames are currently in service with Volotea Airlines.

Cobham flies B717s for QantasLink for another ten years

Under a new contract, Cobham Aviation Services will fly Boeing 717 aircraft on behalf of QantasLink for a further 10 years.

Meanwhile, Qantas is looking to purchase (currently leased) Boeing 717s and the airline is looking for second-hand examples.

I will update my website as soon as possible with all relevant information, regarding the decision to extend the agreement for Boeing 717s for another ten years.


#Blue1 retires #B717 from revenue service – ends an era

It appears that Scandinavian Airlines currently operates  the last Boeing 717 revenue flight operated by Blue1 this evening.  Flight SK1768 departed Prague for Stockholm and the arrival could mean the official end of Boeing 717 revenue-services at SAS/Blue1.

Glaubt man mehrheitlichen Informationen, findet aktuell der letzte kommerzielle Einsatz einer Blue1 Boeing 717 im Dienste der SAS statt. Flug SK1768 ist von Prag nach Stockholm gestartet und die Ankunft wird sehr wahrscheinlich das Ende von kommerziellen Boeing 717-Flügen bei SAS/Blue1 bedeuten.

Volotea to introduce Airbus A319s

According to several tweets on Twitter, Spanish company Volotea Airlines plans to introduce four Airbus A319s in October 2015 or February 2016. I don´t have additional information.

Laut diverser Tweets auf Twitter, plant Volotea die Einführung von vier Airbus A319 ab Oktober 2015 oder ab Februar 2016. Weitere Informationen habe ich nicht.

#Blue1 aims to replace #B717-fleet with #B737-600s

ATW (Air Transport World) reports that Blue1 will most likely replace their Boeing 717-fleet with Boeing 737-600s. The remaining Boeing 717s will be retired at the end of 2015. The CEO of Blue1 claims that the Boeing 717 has „high unit costs“. The 737-600 will probably wet-leased to operated on behalf of SAS.

#HawaiianAirlines adds up to ten seats into their #B717s

There are reports that Hawaiian Airlines plans to install new (thinner) seats into their Boeing 717s with the aim to put up to ten additional seats into each aircraft for a new capacity of 128 seats. The current configuration is for 118/123 passengers.

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Hawaiian Airlines checks ten #B717s after reports of corrosion

Inspectors of the FAA discovered corrosion on two Boeing 717-aircraft of Hawaiian Air. As a precautionary measure, Hawaiian Air decided to check eight additional 717 for potential corrosion on panels under the wings.  It´s important to know that the FAA asked Hawaiian Air to take a closer look at the problems of two aircraft and the voluntary measure by Hawaiian Airlines to check eight other aircraft.

Approx. 40 flights were delayed or cancelled as a result of the inspections. Some B717-flights were substituted with far bigger Boeing 767s to cope with a higher demand of passengers due to the inspection showed that the other aircraft were not affected by corrosion-problems.

Hawaiian Airlines´s inter-island services are mainly operated by 18 Boeing 717s.

#Blue1 /#SAS Finland To Cut #B717-fleet By Four

The CEO of Blue1 / SAS Finland told to the press that the nine-strong Boeing 717-fleet will be cut by four aircraft. Up to 160 employees are in danger of losing their jobs. Sources claim the lack of demand and the financial losses of parent SAS Scandinavian Airlines as the main reasons for this drastic reduction.

Der Vorstandsvorsitzende von Blue1 /SAS Finland hat der Presse mitgeteilt, dass die aus aktuell neun Flugzeugen bestehende Boeing 717 um vier Flugzeuge reduziert werden soll. Bis zu 160 Mitarbeiter fürchten um ihren Arbeitsplatz. Einige Quellen geben fehlende Nachfrage und finanzielle Verluste der Mutter SAS Scandinavian Airlines als Hauptgründe an.

QantasLink adds #B717, Aserca receives additional #MD80, one more #MD80 being scrapped

QantasLink is due to receive one additional Boeing 717 (ex-N928ME). The aircraft was delivered to Cobham Aviation Services and will be operated on behalf and in the livery of QantasLink. QantasLink stehen vor der Übernahme einer zusätzlichen Boeing 717 (ex-N928ME). Das Flugzeug wurde an Cobham Aviation Services ausgeliefert und wird im Auftrag und Farbkleid der QantasLink zum Einsatz kommen.

Aserca is due to take delivery of an additional MD-83 (ex-N977AS). Aserca stehen vor der Übernahme einer weiteren MD-83 (ex-N977AS).

Former SAS MD-82 SE-DMB was ferried from Europa to the USA for part-out by Delta Air Lines as source for spares.

Mit der MD-82 SE-DMB wurde eine weitere ex-SAS MD-80 von Europa in die USA überführt. Das Flugzeug wird als Ersatzteilspender für Delta Air Lines genutzt werden.


#DC9 continues at #Delta for the time being

There are many tweets with the information that the DC-9 is still in active service with Delta. The tweets state that at least two DC-9-50s will be retained until their very final service on January 22th, 2014. The main reason is believed to be the need to cover for the delay of additional Boeing 717s. The remaining active DC-9s are mostly doing legs from and to Atlanta as far as I am concerned.

Es existieren viele Tweets mit der Information, dass die DC-9 weiterhin im aktiven Einsatz bei Delta steht. Diese Tweets geben an, dass mindestens zwei DC-9-50 bis zur entgültigen Ausmusterung am 22.01.2014 im Einsatz stehen sollen. Der Hauptgrund ist wahrscheinlich die verzögerte Lieferung weiterer Boeing 717. Die letzten verbliebenen DC-9 werden meiner ersten Einschätzung nach primär von und nach Atlanta eingesetzt.