Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12784 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2636 times:
No, the 777 order is still alive, but the -200LR part of it is dead, I believe. The airline will order 777-300ERs (Airbus's plan to sell them 340-5/600s having failed). The airline could still order -200ERs, as it's quite a gap between the A330-200 and 777-300ER. And, as CO shows, the -200ER can fly virtually any route to Europe/US that BR would want to fly, including TPE-EWR, which is presumably in their planning.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2618 times:
Then again, Yahoo News also reported that EVA had cancelled all 777s in March of last year... so take it for what you will.
Boeing had said that it planned to unlock the 772LR's development in April of this year even when it only had 3 orders... I doubt they'd suddenly cancel it especially now that other airlines are beginning to show interest (i.e., EK and a 772LRF).
Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 81
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
With the world cargo forecast Boeing put out late last year, they'd almost have to carry forth with a 772F based on the 772LR. There aren't enough 90t freighters in the world to match the demand that they themselves forecasted.