Shankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1526 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
With the lifting of sanctions today, one assumes it will not be long before the greasy reps at Airbus and Boeing will be knocking on Tripoli’s door looking for a moderate order. Further I would assume that LAA, a historic operator of western types (albeit now ancient) will not consider such exotica as the new Tu-204 & 334 for its needs.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1816 times:
With the lifting of sanctions today
...you're forgetting one "minor" little detail: the UN has lifted its sanctions, but the USA has not lifted its. Since that affects the production of both Boeing and its European counterpart, Libya is still at square-1.
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1804 times:
When the sanctions were lifted some years ago, LAA sent a few of its pilots to Ireland for simulator training on the A330. Back then everybody ws expecting a huge B777 or A330 order. So far nothing materialised yet. LAA still flies very old B727's and F28's. They have since retired the F27 fleet.