Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3348 times:
Flight International 04/26/05:
"Carrier to boost capacity to cover expansion ahead of first 787 deliveries in 2008
Shanghai Airlines is seeking to purchase new Boeing 737s and 767-300ERs to aid its expansion ahead of delivery of its first 787s in 2008."
..."We are considering getting 737s and 767-300ERs before we take the first 787," says Shanghai Airlines chairman and chief executive Zhou Chi. "We need a few 767s," he adds, and the size of the order will depend on "whether the delivery slots match our needs."
VivaGunners From Italy, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3160 times:
Yes, go for it, order some brand new 767.... I'm sure Boeing will be so glad that Shanghai could get a good price......
763 is still a good plane, you can still make money with that, also because when 787 will arrive there will be a good market for second hand 763s; I can see the plane could be very attractive for many charter carriers, expecially if it is still quite new and if they have not enough money to order 787/350....
Starrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1126 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3002 times:
If they order, Boeing would likely give them a very good price because it allows Boeing to delay the decision on the 767 line long enough for the military to decide if they want to go forward with the KC767.
Quoting VivaGunners (Reply 5): 763 is still a good plane, you can still make money with that, also because when 787 will arrive there will be a good market for second hand 763s; I can see the plane could be very attractive for many charter carriers, expecially if it is still quite new and if they have not enough money to order 787
I bet Boeing will practically give the 767 away now that there have been some cancellations.
Dutch122 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2634 times:
Quoting Gigneil (Reply 3):
Because its an awful airplane
Flew it a couple of times between AMS-IAH & AMS-EWR (as also starting from tomorrow again on the AMS-EWR).
But have to say honestly that i prefer the B767-400 above the B767-300.
It flies just fine and very comfortable.
N60659 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 654 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
Quoting Starrion (Reply 6): If they order, Boeing would likely give them a very good price because it allows Boeing to delay the decision on the 767 line long enough for the military to decide if they want to go forward with the KC767.
Oh come now Neil, you know better than that. For its range mission, the 764 has the best trip costs in its size class. Sure, it has 1000nm less range than its competitor and does not carry as much cargo, but it is much lighter and has lower fuel burn
Quoting Carpethead (Reply 4): Perhaps Shanghai Airlines will be the final customer for the 767 too.
That will be the United States Air Force
Quoting Danny (Reply 10): So they will order new 767 for two years until 787 arrive? Tell me that there is no politics involved
I don't really think there are. CAAC carriers have lots of experience flying 767s and the plane is very efficient. Add to that the used market for the aircraft and the fact that nearly 1000 planes don't just disappear over night and you get good economic reasons to order the plane. It is not like NH, JL, Kenya or Ethiopian are swapping 763ER deliveries just because they are getting 787s. 767s are available now and still offer excellent economics. Also, I doubt they are paying full price for these as Boeing has long since made a massive profit on the 767/757 program and is probably willing to sell for not much above cost simply to keep the line moving
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KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12146 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2197 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 11): Quoting Carpethead (Reply 4):
Perhaps Shanghai Airlines will be the final customer for the 767 too.
That will be the United States Air Force
That may not happen. No one has guaranteed Boeing the KC-767A or the E-10A. If I were to bet on this, I'd say the KC-767 is cancelled (along with the proposed KC-330), but the E-10 is bought. The E-10A is based on the B-767-400 airframe, I believe.
MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
DL and CO seem to be happy with it. But what do they know?
think you actually mentioned a prove why it isn't a great aicraft, because only CO and DL orderd it , and since they are aiming to a mainline Boeing Fleet and because they already have 767's, its was clearly that tho's orderd it. Other airlines Didn't orderd it because they prefer the A330-300 or 777's, wich outperform the 767-400, some wich had other 767 models already:
US, AF (although they have A330-200's instead of 300's), RG (777A's), KQ, SAS, JAL, ANA, China airlines, My travel
and just some airlines wich prefered the A330-300 above 767-400ER's, without having any 767's in the fleet. Although the 767-400 came later..: