Brixerl wrote:Geoff1947 wrote:Brixerl wrote:N508AV - MSN1508 - > status on airfleets.net for this frame is "on order" by Air Berlin?
Then air fleets is wrong !!
Maybe und wouldn't be the first time.
In the financial statement of 2016 (published in may 2017) Air Berlin is talking about a new fleet-size of 17 A332's (14 in 2016). The three "new" are Ex-Evelop (1) and Ex-TAM (2). The last entered service end of may. The german magazine airliners.de wrote these days, they have inside information, that the number will grow to 22 (till 2019). Therefore I thought, this frame maybe the first for this batch (on the other hand, all AB-332s are PW-powered, MSN 1508 is RR-powered).
As KarelXWB mentioned in another thread, Air Berlin has ordered 339 neos. As far as I know two via Air Leas Corp. They seem to be for fleet renewal (the oldest two AB 332s are from 1999 and 2000) and not fleet-upsizing.
We will see.
I'm not saying this frame won't end up with Air Berlin but it can't be 'on order' as it is a used frame that is now in storage.