Caravelle From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 666 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6052 times:
Interestingly, as we are on opposite sides of the globe: Similar story in the papers here in Norway, too. But the story seems very vague and inconclusive. I bet the 7E7 will be a strong contender, though!
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4137 posts, RR: 38 Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5834 times:
Well, if you post the news do it properly, please. The consideredd joint purchase will likely be for a wide-body requirement and might include the A330, A340 and B7E7 - nothing that STAR wil lfor sure buy the B7E7, even though the chances are not small.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4690 posts, RR: 45 Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5391 times:
Not according to a.net armchair CEO's. According to them, airlines will buy the "best looking " plane (whatever that means), repaint their fleet every two weeks and conduct a complete fleet rollover every year or so.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7434 posts, RR: 44 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4918 times:
MX is on its way out of Star Alliance, so it is probably not involved in any joint negotiation with the other members for the purchase of aircraft. It would be really cool, though, if they eventually bought some 7E7s.
Kalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5 Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4515 times:
Oh grow up... What is up with all of you!? Quit being a loser, and give us facts that compliment your ridiculous opinions. Seems like any kid under 13 can join these intellectual conversations, nowadays...
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Ord From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1371 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4414 times:
From an industry brief dated yesterday...
"The Star Alliance is reportedly developing joint specifications for new long-haul aircraft that its member carriers expect to buy from Boeing and Airbus. The long-haul standards currently being discussed with the alliance's 15 airlines would encompass aircraft such as Boeing's new 7E7 aircraft and Airbus models such as the A330 and A340."
As an aside, the title of this thread is very misleading. By stating "Star Alliance to buy 7E7" it sounds like a purchase has been made, which is far from true.
Bmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4373 times:
The 7E7 is a Boeing aircraft, which is US therefore, the launch customer should be UA, CO, AA, DLor NW. UA was launch for the 777, AA for the 767. Only Lufthansa was the foreign launch customer (for the 737).
[Edited 2004-02-24 19:58:28]
The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4240 times:
Of course Jens, I am sure that many airlines already cut staff in certain departments like fleet management etc., the executive committee is simply reading some topics on a.net, than they know what aircraft type they have to order .
By the way, the name of the new LH guy is Myerhuber.
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16505 posts, RR: 48 Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4158 times:
"The 7E7 is a Boeing aircraft, which is US therefore, the launch customer should be UA, CO, AA, DLor NW. UA was launch for the 777, AA for the 767. Only Lufthansa was the foreign launch customer (for the 737)."