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Boeing, Mexicana Group Agree to 25-Airplane 717 Leasing Deal

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I guess the Midwest aircraft found a home.


Boeing, Mexicana Group Agree to 25-Airplane 717 Leasing Deal
Monday March 9, 2:00 pm ET
SEATTLE, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA - News) and Mexicana Group today announced a lease agreement for 25 Boeing 717-200 airplanes to be used by its MexicanaClick operation

MexicanaClick will begin receiving the 717s from Boeing Capital Corporation in March, making Mexicana the first North American 717 operator outside the U.S. Boeing Capital is the world's largest lease provider of the modern, fuel-efficient twin jet.
In addition to the airplanes, Boeing through its Commercial Aviation Services group will provide training for flight crew, cabin crew and maintenance staff as well as spare parts provisioning. In total this approach represents a comprehensive Boeing solution to Mexicana Group's fleet renewal needs.
"With these 25 airplanes, we give a strong boost to MexicanaClick and a better way to improve the passengers' experience and the airline's operating efficiency to maintain its leadership both in quality of equipment as well as on-board services," said Manuel Borja, Mexicana Group director general.
The Boeing 717 has distinguished itself in service to nine airlines on four continents. Designed for quick turnaround, high-frequency and short- range markets (up to 1,500 nautical miles), the 717 offers big-jet passenger comfort with the lowest noise and emissions in its class. The Rolls Royce-powered 717s will replace Fokker F-100s operated by the airline.
"At a time when economic conditions pose challenges to airline operators and travelers, the 717 offers a wealth of value - greater fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs, a modern flight deck and spacious interior," said Tim Myers, Boeing Capital Corp. vice president for structured financing. "We're pleased to join forces with Mexicana to bring the 717 to the region."
Click's 717 fleet will be configured to carry 104 passengers with 20 in Mexicana Elite class, with two-by-two seating, allowing all passengers to enjoy either aisle or window seats, and 84 in tourist class where the five-abreast, wide leather seats will appeal to travelers.
Boeing and Mexicana have worked together for decades. The airline was among the world's largest operators of the Boeing 727 and its current long-haul routes depend on the Boeing 767.
"We congratulate MexicanaClick on joining the ranks of airlines that depend on the 717's high dispatch reliability and low maintenance costs to compete successfully," said Ihssane Mounir, vice president for Latin American sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Add to that a quiet and fuel-efficient airplane, with great comfort and passenger appeal and an average fleet age of less than five years, and the result is a great platform to grow Click's market success."
Photo(s) and caption(s) are available with this release on http://boeingmedia.com
 

PeanuckleCRJ

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So much for the DAL rumors about the 717.
 

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Maybe they can convert the ovens that used to bake (warm up pre-made) cookies to make fresh tortillas.
 

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Maybe they can convert the ovens that used to bake (warm up pre-made) cookies to make fresh tortillas.

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Yep, Boeing just wanted to much for the jets. Oh well, we will get them when they are done :)
 

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Maybe Midwest can pick up the Mexican F-100's for cheap.

Knowing Uncle Timmy H and his genious managing skills...this would not suprise me in the least.....oh wait, lets throw a new paint job on there so it costs more money.
 

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Yep, Boeing just wanted to much for the jets. Oh well, we will get them when they are done :)

There won't be anything to have... RP is DIP. Also, this was a ploy, you can't tell me that RP, Midwest mtg, and DAL didn't know this was going to happen. RP will the run 190 as DBA midwest and keep the code share alive. This way there isn't any scope issues.
To me it is BS... but they are not dumb either... Might explain why our management has been pushing a contract quickly
 

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There won't be anything to have... RP is DIP. Also, this was a ploy, you can't tell me that RP, Midwest mtg, and DAL didn't know this was going to happen. RP will the run 190 as DBA midwest and keep the code share alive. This way there isn't any scope issues.
To me it is BS... but they are not dumb either... Might explain why our management has been pushing a contract quickly


Never thought of it that way. I hope you are wrong for the sake of all of us.
 

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Yeah that would not be cool, and would cause some major issues here at DALPA.
I thought of that too. If they did that, I am sure DALPA would find a way to make it a breach of contract.
 

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Yeah that would not be cool, and would cause some major issues here at DALPA.
I thought of that too. If they did that, I am sure DALPA would find a way to make it a breach of contract.

I've been telling my captains that this is going to happen for the last year now. No one believes me. I've even gone as far as saying there could be a 190 base in ATL. 190's in a Midwest paint job. What's to prevent it?
 

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Yeah that would not be cool, and would cause some major issues here at DALPA.
I thought of that too. If they did that, I am sure DALPA would find a way to make it a breach of contract.

I hear that... but you have to understand one thing... this wouldn't be a breach of contract with Delta pilots... Republic does not fly for them nor are they under contract with them. Shuttle America is, and that is a different operating certificate... Sort of how RP was started when CHQ was not able to fly the 170 because of AA.

Watch... this is going to happen!

It will be a sad day... trust me when I say, there are a few who want 190's on property but a vast majority of us don't because it WILL limit progression.

BB is not a dumb man, he is about business and Bottom Line.
 
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