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Airbus A320

Airbus A320

MapleJet's first A320, delivered in 1989, shown here in 2002 following the airlines dissolution.

The A320 (and A319 and 321) were the replacement for the Boeing 737 and 727 fleet, ending a nearly 30 year reign by the Boeing company as the narrowbody fleet provider. This marked a shift away from Boeing in long haul orders as well, with the A340 replacing MapleJet's 747SP fleet. However, Boeing would retain a significant order with the 757 and 767 replacing MapleJet's DC-10 fleet on trans-Atlantic and some domestic routes.

The A340 would enter service in 1999, making it the last aircraft to be acquired before the original MapleJet went under in 2002.