Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2003 posts, RR: 17 Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3465 times:
I don´t know if they are new. But it looks like.
T5 seems to have a good market for those planes operating them in a comfortable C55Y55 configuration (let´s don´t talk about the service) to India or the neighbouring countries. It is great to see that at leat one airline recognizes the advantages of this plane...
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17297 posts, RR: 51 Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3327 times:
Any order for the 717 is good news; now only if somebody would place an order for at least 25-50 with a similar number of options. Considering how the country is, I'm surprised that their president doesn't have his face on the tails of their a/c, his mug is everywhere else in the country.
LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA - News) and Turkmenistan Airlines recently finalized a definitive agreement for two Boeing 717-200 airplanes valued at $80 million at current list prices.
The airplanes will be delivered during August 2005. They will join Turkmenistan's fleet of passenger airplanes, which is currently five 717-200s, three 737-300s, and four 757-200s. The airline will operate the 717s primarily on domestic routes.
"The 717 is an excellent airplane which has helped us to complete our plan to replace Soviet-built airplanes with Boeing airplanes," said Baymurat Bayryev, chief executive officer of Turkmenistan Airlines. "Our passengers enjoy the comfort and innovative features that make travel on the Boeing 717 a great flying experience, and this is one of the reasons for adding more 717s to our fleet."
Turkmenistan Airlines' fleet modernization plan started in 1992 when the airline became the first in the Commonwealth of Independent States to order from Boeing.
"The 717 provides on-time departures for passengers and outstanding fuel economy and low operating costs for airlines," said Marlin Dailey, vice president of Sales, Europe & Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Turkmenistan Airlines has experienced the airplane's tremendous benefits, and this order is a reaffirmation of the Boeing 717's success in Turkmenistan Airline's operation."
The environmentally friendly 717-200, which reaches five years in revenue service on Oct. 12, brings full-size jetliner comfort, low operating costs and a dispatch reliability of better than 99 percent for operators worldwide. Boeing has received firm orders for 169 717s and delivered 134 717 airplanes.
Dacman From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 444 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
This is great news, just wish some other airlines would follow the lead of AirTran, Midwest and Turkmenistan and buy the 717 instead of the small jets. It's a proven airplane with the economics that surpass the competition.
Dtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1128 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1938 times:
source-IFATCA DAILY NEWS 1.10.2004
Increased activity prompts Boeing 717 push
Boeing remains optimistic about the potential of the Boeing 717 and is eyeing up to 60 sales for the model over the next two years as it ramps up its marketing presence in Europe. The Boeing 717 has been in service for just under five years and Boeing currently has 167 firm orders for the type, enough to fuel the production lines for “two or three years,” according to Boeing 717 programme manager Patrick McKenna.
Speaking at the European Regions Airline Association’s (ERA) general assembly, the Boeing VP and general manager for the 717 programme said: “There is certainly a lot of activity in the market for 100-seaters and there certainly hasn’t been this much activity for a long time.” He adds: “We are talking to half a dozen customers and could bring in 25-30 sales from two or three customers in the next couple of months and a similar number, maybe more, next year.”
McKenna explains that this year’s potential deals are formed from “a couple” of 10 to 15-strong aircraft deals, “a couple” of two to three aircraft deals and “a couple” of larger orders in line for next year.
He says that Boeing is “talking to Germanwings about putting a couple of aircraft in there” and notes that this could boost the type’s European popularity, in turn boosting the manufacturer’s support presence. The manufacturer is on the verge of launching two new marketing campaigns in the region.
“If we’re successful in getting a couple of aircraft in there, the aircraft will sell itself. If we get them booked you can catch the interest of other operators,” says McKenna. Responding to the competitive efforts of both Bombardier and Embraer with the C Series and Embraer 195 respectively McKenna says: “You have to keep in mind that these are aircraft on paper founded on hopes and wishes, but we are here and have had the aircraft out there for five years.”
But he adds the new programmes reinforces the global potential of the 100-seat market, which Boeing places at around 1,000 aircraft over the next ten years and a further 2,500 in the following ten.
D950 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 493 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1769 times:
The press release is dated 10/01, McKenna talks about getting a few into GermanWings, AeBal has already leased two to them. I wish them all the good fortune, especially the Long Beach folks. I hope LH comes through after they see the numbers @ GermanWings.
Resting on your laurels is a synonym for flirting with disaster