ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3905 times:
I answered your question the first time... dont know why you felt the need for an additional form
A345 was launched November 1997
It has orders from Emirates, Thai, ILFC, and Singapore Airlines. It also had two orders from Air Canada, but that airline deferred theirs shortly before delivery.
772LR was originally launched in February 2000 but was suspended with only 10% engineering completed in September 2001. It was later relaunched with higher range/payload specifications in November 2002.
It currently has 3 orders from EVA Airways and 2 from Pakistan International Airlines. No word yet on whether those airlines will take the highest MTOW "tanked" option... but it's expected that they will.
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3857 times:
With the seemingly low number of orders that both aircraft, especially the 777, have, who are the other carriers that are looking at these aircraft? I know a lot of you hate rumors, but the numbers of orders for both aircraft are very low, neither having a large launch order. Were these aircraft cheap to develop considering they have different versions of the same aircraft? Where do Airbus and Boeing break even?
who are the other carriers that are looking at these aircraft?
Both SA and JL are reportedly assessing the need for NRT-JNB nonstops... could lead to A345 and 772LR sales respectively
TN once announced interest in A345 for PPT-CDG nonstop
MH, UA, QF were the three customers most interested in the original 772X proposal..... however, the former two have since gone through financial turmoil; and the latter chose the A388/centralized-hubbing over the 772LR/direct-nonstops for now.
QR has recently chosen A346 as its 350seater, but says 772LR still in the running against A345 for its upcoming 300seater order... despite lack of any other Boeings in their fleet.