TAROM to renew fleet this year

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+ Company to replace Airbus A310 airliners with A320s or Boeing 737s

 

By the end of this year, TAROM’s two Airbus A310s will be replaced with two 180-seat narrow-body airliners, and the old airliners will be sold or leased out, TAROM acting CEO Gabriel Stoe stated on Thursday.

According to him, the decision concerns only the type of airliner, not the producer. Thus, 180-seat narrow-body airliners are being sought, namely A320s or Boeing 737s.

Since the delivery period varies from 4 to 6 months, the airliners will enter TAROM’s fleet at the end of the year. Stoe added that the price of the new airliners varies from USD 5.1 to USD 5.3 M.

“I’m saying that they will be delivered by the end of the year because the period needed to prepare them is long. We need a certain configuration that would be adapted to TAROM’s requirements and capabilities, so the delivery period varies from 4 to 6 months,” he explained.

In what concerns the old Airbus A310s, they will be sold or leased out. One of them can be operated until 12 September 2016, while the other can be operated until after December 31, thanks to maintenance work.

He added that the two Airbus A310s can no longer be used for passenger flights, but only for cargo flights instead.