The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6723 posts, RR: 55 Posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6020 times:
With the first Boeing 777 being delivered to Air-India, last Friday, does this mean that Air-India is more likely to order the 777 as their new long haul aircraft ? I know that there's a very long process and that AI recently had to start the process all over again although with the addition of ultra-longhaul aircraft to be ordered as well. Opinions please !
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FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5935 times:
Firstly with this try by leasing 3 ex T7s UA , surely at a good price , they will be able to evaluate the Boeing plane to see if it would be a good plane for them.I think it doesn't mean it will buy new 777s built , neither A340s (300 or 500 or 600) .When they will be ready to officially sign for a long haul order the 7E7 and the A350 will fly.............
Nyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5834 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5911 times:
Seeing that they are looking for an ultra long range aircraft they will look for 777-200LR or A340-500 and to serve medium range missions they could take a look at 7E7s, A350s, 777-200ER or 777-300. Given that they are leasing the 777, it might give a slight edge to Boeing but that depends on how the aircraft perfoms profit wise on the LHR-BOM route as well as other destinations that it will serve.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5881 times:
Air India's official statement on this subject is :
"The question of having more than three Boeing 777s in our fleet would depend on the techno-economic study that is currently underway as part of our acquisition plan. In the event of 777s being preferred to a comparable aircraft from Airbus, we will certainly add more Boeing 777s."
BritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5827 times:
My parents are going to be travelling on the AI 777 in the next week. I was just wondering what the aircraft is likely to be like, in the sense, will the PTV's be working? Have they changed the seat config?
Atmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5675 times:
AI's current fleet uses GE and PW engines, and the 772ERs AI is leasing use PW engines. Is the engine manufacturer going to be a criteria in fleet selection, especially if AI considers aircraft in the 772LR/A345 and 773ER/A346 classes? Given the A340NGs use Rolls-Royce engines, would this reduce the chances of A340NGs being selected as well as A343s (which do use CFM engines) if AI decides to have a common engine manufacturer for the new fleet.
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MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 5609 times:
although im a huge boeing fan, i think they will jump on the A340-500 if they really want ultra-long haul planes. As some of you mentioned they will most probably only add second-hand planes. Since there aren't any 777-200LR's build and SQ maybe can get a good price for there A340-500 in favoure of the 200LR i think the chance of A340 in Air India's fleet is fairly big.
But if they don't need the ultra's i think they will jump on the 777. There aren't really second-hand A340's up for lease/sale and there are some UAL 777's.....
guess this is another case of just wait what will happen....
Soaringadi From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5115 times:
***"Seeing that they are looking for an ultra long range aircraft they will look for 777-200LR or A340-500 and to serve medium range missions they could take a look at 7E7s, A350s, 777-200ER or 777-300"***
I agree. But will they buy new planes at all. Its as if that they try their best to get used planes so I don't know about the Lr's or E7's.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31716 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5062 times:
AI has got old aircraft. Rusting away in the desert for years b4 Air India decided to take them up.
Personally I've seen N205UA from Outside,Looks quite good.
Structurally I have to speak with Someone from AI Engineering with Structural Approval.
Any Aircraft when preserved/Stored have a Inspection Schedule that needs to be followed at Fixed durations Calender period wise.Regular checks,servicing are carried out either Weekly/Forthnightly/Monthly/3 Monthly/6 Monthly/Annually.
If followed well there is no question of A problem Structurally.
Airindia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1671 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4021 times:
saw an ad from Air India in the ascent today. they require 38 captians on permanent basis and 19 co-pilot trainees on 5 yr contracts. Have not mentioned the a/c type. could this be for the AI express or the future T7 leases?