1stclass From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 25 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
While checking Boeing's web site this afternoon, I was very surprise to see the total number of new 777 order Boeing received in 2003 is sitting at 3. This number seems to be low, can anyone confirm it? How is Airbus doing on their widebody aircraft order (340 and 330)?
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
GECAS actually ordered four 773ER to help it fill EK's requirement... but Boeing lost 1 order, so the net is three.
Keep in mind that while the number of fresh orders is indeed very low for the first year in the 777's history... do remember that ILFC/GECAS did manage to place twentysix 773ERs with EK (by converting some of their former 772 orders... which equals income for Boeing)
KE has an outstanding order for 773ER that has yet to be firmed.
There's a considerably likelihood that both SQ and QR will order 777NGs within the next month (DXB Air Show) or two.