Kalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3187 times:
All Nippon will order two Boeing 777s By Dominic Gates
Seattle Times aerospace reporter
Resisting the allure of Airbus' A380 superjumbo, Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) signaled yesterday that it will turn to Boeing's 777 widebody for its large airplane requirements in the foreseeable future.
In a statement describing its three-year plan and future strategy, All Nippon said it will place a new order for two Boeing 777-300ERs and convert a previous order for two 767-300ERs to 777-300ERs.
The fresh order and the upgrade are worth about $660 million at list prices.
"ANA's large-type aircraft for the foreseeable future is the 777," said spokesman Tom Fredo.
The All Nippon strategic plan includes a long-term imperative to reduce its large-aircraft fleet from four to one.
Chances are that one will be the 777. All Nippon operates 26 777s, and with the new order has 18 more scheduled for delivery.
An A380 purchase remains an outside possibility in the longer term, beyond 2010, if the super-sized European jet proves successful elsewhere.
All Nippon is already committed to Boeing for its small- and medium-size jets.
AT502B From South Africa, joined Dec 2004, 347 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3107 times:
Yeah, whats gonna happen to the 767 program? Any news on future orders or the status on the tanker contract?
Pretty sad to see the 767 program shut down, although it's just a matter of time with the 787 on the way.
N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6222 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3049 times:
If that happens, then there is a serious problem for the E-10 program. Though it would nice to see the E-10 on a 787 platform, and the E-10 won't be in full production until the 787 has been produced for a couple of years.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2769 posts, RR: 4 Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
It's almost a certainty that the int'l 744s are headed to NCA after freighter conversions.
The domestic 744D fate will be decided in the next 6 to 7 years because of number of accummulated cycles and their replacement will be either the 773 or 787-3 depending on the construction of the fourth runway at HND set to open around 2009/10.
By 2015 there will be half-hourly 787-3 flight on trunk routes such as HND-CTS & HND-FUK instead of hourly 744D/773.