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SpiceJet To Order Boeing 737-900's?  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

There was a little article in the Seattle PI yesterday saying that Boeing is in talks with Spicejet for a number of 737-900 aircraft. Boeing expects a order from the airline in 4-6 weeks. Boeing is also in talks with other domestic carriers regarding the 737-900. There was no word about the 737-900X.

Anybody know how many 737-900's Spice might just order and any other airlines Boeing can be talking to? The only two I can think of are Jet Airways and Air Sahara.

It's crazy to think how many aircraft will be flying the Indian skies in the next few years. I hope the airports can handle them.

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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6763 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5088 times:

According to the article I read somewhere, the SpiceJet order was for the 738 and 739X...not the 739

here it is from justplanes.com

SpiceJet looking for more aircraft Jun 21
Indian low cost airline SpiceJet is in talks with Boeing about ordering more 737s including the yet to be launched 737-900X. SpiceJet ordered 10 B737-800s in February and took options on 10 more. The airline wants to keep these options while placing another order.


[Edited 2005-06-21 20:43:40]


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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5060 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 1):
According to the article I read somewhere, the SpiceJet order was for the 738 and 739X...not the 739

From Bloomberg news.....

Chicago-based Boeing is also in talks with SpiceJet and other Indian airlines about a possible order for its 737-900 aircraft and expects to make an announcement on new orders in four to six weeks, Dinesh Keskar, vice president in charge of sales, said in an interview yesterday.

Jet Airways (India) Ltd., the nation's biggest domestic carrier, is the only airline in India currently using the 737- 900.

``It will allow them to take on competition with more aggression,'' said Keskar. A 737-900 aircraft can carry as many as 212 passengers in an all-economy configuration compared with the 189-seat 737-800 planes flown by low-fare carriers SpiceJet and Air India Express, a unit of Air India Ltd., Keskar said.

Boeing's 737-800 costs between $61.5 million to $69.5 million at list prices and the 900 model for between $64.5 million and $74 million. The price range doesn't include discounts usually given to airline customers for large orders.


User currently offlineBoeingBus From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1596 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

Boeing also confirmed that the 900x will replace the 900 once it gets certification and will sear 212.

Does anyone know why Boeing didn't fo through with 900x way back when the 737NG was announced? seems very odd why they wouldn't want this to begin with. Maybe its due to the fact of 757 was still in production.... I think I may have answered my own question.

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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2887 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4930 times:

I think they just ordered another 10 more 737-800s which cover the remaining part of their options of the initial order

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4781 times:

Quoting United777 (Thread starter):
It's crazy to think how many aircraft will be flying the Indian skies in the next few years. I hope the airports can handle them.

We all are Praying real hard  Smile

Quoting United777 (Reply 2):
A 737-900 aircraft can carry as many as 212 passengers in an all-economy configuration compared with the 189-seat 737-800 planes flown by low-fare carriers SpiceJet and Air India Express, a unit of Air India Ltd., Keskar said.

Why the B739.I would think the B738s or B739X.
Is FAA/JAA/DGCA permitting 212 Pax load on the B739.I thought it was restricted to 189.Anyone can confirm.

BTW Loads wise.SpiceJet seems to be doing good.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2191 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4721 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
Why the B739.I would think the B738s or B739X.
Is FAA/JAA/DGCA permitting 212 Pax load on the B739.I thought it was restricted to 189.Anyone can confirm.

The 739 has a maximum passenger load of 189. The 739X; however, has a maximum passenger load of ~212 because of the additional emergency exit door.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
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Quoting AKelley728 (Reply 6):
The 739 has a maximum passenger load of 189. The 739X; however, has a maximum passenger load of ~212 because of the additional emergency exit door.

Agreed.Exactly the question.Why go in for B739s.Better still the B738s or B739Xs.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

Quoting BoeingBus (Reply 3):
Does anyone know why Boeing didn't fo through with 900x way back when the 737NG was announced? seems very odd why they wouldn't want this to begin with. Maybe its due to the fact of 757 was still in production.... I think I may have answered my own question.

The 737X, at the time the 737NG was launced, would have crossed over into the 757 sales.....



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