They’re going with a mixture of both Airbus and Boeing. Stupid, really, from a purely single-fleet standpoint. I mean Alaska and Southwest, both all Boeing 737, have basically been able to streamline maintenance and training. Now that there’s a mixture, train half the staff one way, train the other half the other way.
I can see why they did it. In the largest order in aircraft history, they are trying to get rid of their gas guzzling MD80s and modernize their fleet, to maximize fuel efficiency. But still. They’re minimizing training opportunities. ::sigh::
Here’s the video they’ve already produced as notice to the world about the announcement.