Dtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1128 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4103 times:
Boeing to sell 4 7E7 airplanes to Vietnam Airlines (BA) By Jordan Robertson
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Boeing Co. (BA) said after the bell Thursday that Vietnam Airlines has agreed to buy four 7E7 Dreamliner passenger jets in a deal valued at $500 million at current list prices. Boeing said the carrier expects to take delivery during 2010. Boeing now says it has orders for 126 of the fuel-efficient planes, with 56 of those under firm contract.
ACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 709 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3938 times:
MAN I WANT ONE !!!
Press Release Source: Boeing Co.
Vietnam Airlines Joins Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner Launch Team
Thursday December 30, 6:14 pm ET
Airline Agrees to Purchase Four 7E7-8s, Valued at $500 Million
SEATTLE, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing confirmed that Vietnam Airlines has formally selected the Boeing (NYSE: BA - News) 7E7 Dreamliner as its future mid-sized, twin aisle jetliner. The carrier plans to take four 7E7-8s during 2010. The value of the airplanes is estimated at $500 million at list prices.
Vietnam Airlines, the national airline of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, becomes the eighth announced customer for the 7E7, which was launched in April 2004 with an order of 50 airplanes by ANA of Japan. Vietnam Airlines will participate on the 7E7 launch team.
"Vietnam Airlines joins a growing roster of Asian carriers who have chosen the 7E7 to gain its competitive advantages," said Larry Dickenson, vice president, Sales - Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The highly fuel-efficient and comfortable 7E7 is the perfect airplane for Vietnam Airlines as it prepares to expand its business with the world's most technologically advanced airplane."
Customer announced orders and commitments for the 7E7 now total 126 airplanes, including 56 under firm contract. Negotiations remain underway with a number of key airlines worldwide. Boeing and Vietnam Airlines expect to finalize the 7E7 order in the first quarter of 2005.
Vietnam Airlines plans to use the 7E7-8 to expand its route system and to replace some existing airplanes. The airline has not made an engine selection.
"We are looking forward to becoming a Boeing 7E7 operator," said Nguyen Xuan Hien, president and CEO - Vietnam Airlines. "The 7E7-8 will allow Vietnam Airlines to further develop our route structure to include city pairs that would otherwise not be financially viable, while providing increased comfort to our passengers."
Boeing jetliners comprise Vietnam Airlines' entire long range fleet. The carrier operates six 777-200ERs and four 767-300ERs. Four of the 777s have been purchased directly from Boeing, the remaining two 777s and the 767s are leased.
Vietnam Airlines has a significant international route system, connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to major world cities including Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Sydney and Melbourne, Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo, Taipei, Manila and many others.
The 7E7-8 Dreamliner will carry around 217 passengers in a tri-class configuration on routes of 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 kilometers). The airplane will use 20 percent less fuel for comparable missions than any similarly sized airplane and will also travel at speeds similar to today's fastest wide bodies, Mach 0.85.
Passengers will see improvements with the new airplane interior with higher humidity and increased comfort and convenience, a result of the all-new composite fuselage. Airlines will enjoy approximately 45 percent more cargo revenue capacity.
General Electric and Rolls-Royce are developing the engines for the new airplane, which will feature a standardized engine interface, allowing either manufacturer's engines to be installed at any time on the airplane. The new engines are expected to contribute as much as eight percent of the increased efficiency of the new airplane.
Source: Boeing Co.
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M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2218 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3754 times:
This was a looooong expected order that supposedly was linked to Boeings desire to have a Japan company subcontract with some others in Vietnam for a share of the offset work. It was said that the Japanese company did not feel comfortable with the level of technology available there to put their stamp of approval on the product.
It will be interesting to see how this was resolved. Is anyone aware of any work now contracted to VN on the new plane?
Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6344 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3739 times:
An excerpt from The Wall Street Journal in the article on the Vietnam/7E7 purchase. All of you armchair CEOs, this is for you:
Analysts have said it won't be serious if Boeing doesn't make its self-set goal, as long as the orders start flowing in 2005. But the company's chief nemesis, European rival Airbus (ABI.YY), may have made things more difficult by recently announcing plans to offer its own new airplane, the A350, to compete with the 7E7.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
Ua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3270 times:
Ok now why don't we stick with 7e7 or 787 one or the other!
Now if VN was to be the reason for a Japan outsourcing when why only 4? Any bets on who's going to be late to the party (make the last few orders to me the big 200)?
This just in: USAF orders 80 787's for their new Dreamliner Tanker Program. This move was intended to boost the United State's Aviation Market and is the next move in a massive effort to modernize the USAF wide fleet of a/c. On a second note, Boeing kept to their words and has met their predictions of 200 orders.
9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2857 times:
Congratulations to Boeing for securing another order.
I think (and hope) that the 7e7 will be a huge success and I´m pretty sure that many orders (including some from major airlines) will follow in 2005 which will hopefully become a good year for the aviation industry.
Btw, I agree with those who stated that the 7e7 will look awesome in VN´s color scheme.