Dalecary From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17479 times:
I'd prefer to wait and see the breakdowns of these commitments. Most will be MoU/LOI and QR in particular hasn't spelled out the breakdown of orders/options(which could be 30+30 for the 350).
I'd put on rumours that EK will announce their 777 order but wait until Dubai Airshow in November to announce their 350 order.
I'd be a bit surprised if ILFC/GECAS didn't announce some fresh commitments at Le BourgetCould be for 32X/350 and/or 737NG/777/787).
PRGLY From Czech Republic, joined Dec 2004, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 17190 times:
Small summary after not full 2 days
ATR - TY 3x AT5/7, FC 8x AT5
Embraer - Paramount 5x E70
Boeing - FR 5x 738, QR 20x 777, GECAS 20 73NG, 9W 10x 772LR
Airbus - QR 60x 350, 9W 10x 332, ALAFCO 12x 358
what next to come?
Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 16467 times:
but making sure not in the shadow of Qatar..
Gulf Air delegation departs for Le Bourget with fleet proposal
A delegation of senior Gulf Air executives headed by James Hogan, the airline's President and Chief Executive, are in Paris for the air show at Le Bourget, which began yesterday and runs until the 16th.
PANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4262 posts, RR: 88
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 16164 times:
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Quoting PRGLY (Reply 12): SkyEurope announceded 73G order well before, only new info was that thay will have winglets on
That is correct. This is a previously announced order 12 of which will be sourced via GECAS whom ordered 6 frames to meet the requirement earlier this year. That leaves 4 more to be ordered by SkyEurope either direct from Boeing or via GECAS. Given the additional order from GECAS for 20 737s today the other 4 may well be part of that order.
AirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 15721 times:
Not intending to hijack this thread, but can somebody explain the Middle East passenger air-travel market to me? What in the world is in Qatar that warrants 60 A350's? How is the market in the Middle East so full of revenue potential?
I know Dubai in the UAE have made concerted efforts to increase tourism as they admit the oil will not last forever, but it's got to be more than tourism that has these Middle Eastern countries like Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, etc. order so many large aircraft like the A380 and A350. Is the need or want to go to Europe that large?
I think the US commerical aviation market was ripe for meltdown regardless of 9/11, but how can the entire rest of the world between the Far East, Middle East, and Europe all have so much a better market for commerical aviation?