Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Japanese Primed For 7E7 Launch  
User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

In Flight International, Aug. 19-25:
ANA and JAL are expected to release tenders for 767 replacements at year-end in a contest timed with the 7E7's formal launch. Airbus is preparing a response with A330-200s but is considered a heavy underdog. Japan is preparing to designate the 7E7 a national project, resulting in government subsidies beginning in FY 2004, putting pressure on ANA and JAL to be launch customers. Japan's last national commercial aircraft project, the 777, resulted in orders from both ANA and JAL. Boeing's Japanese sales team has been discussing the 7E7 with both carriers and is confident orders will be placed early in '04.
The airlines are waiting for the 7E7's launch before issuing requests for proposals on new mid-size widebodies. As we know, the Boeing board decision on the 7E7 is due at the end of this year, authorizing the selling of the airplane. As part of the pre-launch phase, a team of 5 Japanese manufacturers is negotiating a workshare package with Boeing expected to be significant enough to merit government subsidies. Japan informally agreed to provide subsidies if its' manufacturers get a 30-35% airframe workshare.
Japan's ministry of economy & industry is preparing to submit a request for 7E7 subsidies in December as part of its' budget request to the ministry of finance for FY 2004. METI says it will seek national project status for the 7E7 and is now determining the volume of subsidies and loans to be given the manufacturers. In exchange for national project commitment, the Japan Aircraft Development Corp. expects Boeing to give its' 5 member companies at least a 35% workshare. To obtain this, Boeing must accept JADC's proposal to give Mitsubishi the wing, Kawasaki the fuselage and Fuji the center wing.
The article adds that only a few small parts of Airbus planes are made in Japan and Japanese airlines have traditionally favored Boeing, noting a recent ANA order for 45 737-700s. ANA & JAL operate a combined total of about 70 767s. Japan Air System also operates more than 30 A300s which parent JAL is considering replacing with domestic versions of the 7E7.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Emirates As Launch Customer For 7e7? posted Fri Dec 12 2003 23:25:05 by F4N
BA Possible Launch Customer For 7E7? posted Wed Oct 22 2003 14:43:44 by Garnetpalmetto
Who Do U Think Will Be Launch Customer For 7E7? posted Sat Sep 6 2003 07:40:21 by 727LOVER
JAL & ANA Seen As Launch Customers For 7E7 posted Tue Aug 19 2003 11:20:37 by Keesje
Airbus Confident Of Winning Japanese Orders For 380 posted Tue Jun 5 2007 15:50:10 by Keesje
Kingfisher Airlines Set For US Launch posted Tue Mar 27 2007 16:46:41 by Schipholjfk
New Delta Branding Confirmed For May Launch posted Thu Mar 8 2007 15:53:48 by ORD
"OASiSHONGKONG" Ready For Oct Launch. posted Mon Sep 4 2006 19:24:57 by N754PR
Rumor: BMI LHR-MOW For November Launch posted Tue Jun 20 2006 13:50:53 by 7LBAC111
Eads May Apply For A350 Launch Aids posted Wed Feb 15 2006 23:37:10 by Rigo