PM From Namibia, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 7274 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10232 times:
Quoting Srbmod (Reply 4): I'm going to predict that it will be a major order for the 787 to an established Boeing customer, either AF/KL or BA. I'm basing this on the quickness on the approval by Boeing's higher ups.
Quoting Hoya (Reply 5): Maybe LOT decided to pick the 787 over the A350. Decision is supposed to be made soon. Anyone else in Europe publicly looking at new planes? Maybe a LH or BA 787 order.
I find it hard to see AF buying the 787 any time soon and KL are about to start receiving the first 6 of up to 24 A330s (not that I expect them to take all 24). BA hardly seem in buying mood these days though the 787 seems an obvious choice for them - ultimately. LH are known to be looking for a replacement for the 300-600 so could that be the 787-3? But, if he's talking about the 787, then LOT, Aer Lingus or another charter airline (TUI Group?) are the most likely customers.
PANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4281 posts, RR: 86
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10123 times:
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Quoting Hoya (Reply 5): Maybe LOT decided to pick the 787 over the A350
I'd agree though they only recently asked for RFPs to be re-submitted and that doesn't quite fit the time frame which is being spoken of. For approval to be granted in such a manner leads me to believe that Boeing got a "one shot" chance to "win" an order and took it. Be very interesting to see who this will be. However it could well be LOT after all. We wait again.......
GLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9092 times:
I would rule out AF / KLM, not interested in 737s (AF has an all Airbus short haul fleet and KLM has enough of those) and using the A330. I cannot imagine 20 more 777 for them.
BA is a possibility: they have lots of 757 that will end up being retired at some point and they should start thinking about their replacement.
LH, they have all they need.
AZ is a possibility if their finances allow that.
PolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8889 times:
same here DAYflyer,
They need these new planes. Old once are ...old, dirty, leased. So how many is LOT wanting? 5-6? LOT would be one of first europeans to fly 787. They already got quite of bit attention from european spotters about first E-170's.
I hope they will design new livery for 787, old one is kinda boring already.
Don't agree. And LH have said that they don't want to rely on just one supplier. Airbus don't offer anything that'll do the FRA-TXL shuttle (well, they do - it's the A300 but that's what LH want to replace) which is why they did some trials with the 757-300 a year or so back.