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Qantas Order Questions?  
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4555 posts, RR: 5
Posted (16 years 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

I was wondering if we had anyone close to the action or with new info regarding their long-haul widebody order?

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
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User currently offlineYaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Quantas and KLM reps. were touring completed 777s at the Boeing Everett delivery center on Tuesday. Of course that may or may not indicate something.

User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

I would say that is a good indication of what is going to happen, especially considering that QF are now an all-Boeing airline.

BTW...QF's name is QANTAS, not Quantas. It is not a word as such, but is derived from Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services.

User currently offlineFlying-tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4198 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

I´m not so sure about this being an indicator for an order. Airlines regulary visit the production lines and it isn´t a secret that both KLM and Qantas are looking on the 777 and 340. They will or have paid both manufactures such a visit which usually includes the close visit of the aircrafts being considered. My thoughts.

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User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2855 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1445 times:

I agree with Flying-Tiger. Airline reps often make trips to the manufacturers to inspect the production lines and aircraft. Sometimes this happens without the airline actually looking to buy aircraft at all. I can remember a highly publicized trip by Aeroflot reps to the 747 line. Of course, nothing came of it. Recently a magazine (I forget which) reported that MAS had decided on the A345. Turns out they had only found out that their reps were looking at the cabin mockup. So far, no decision had been made.
That said, I have it on pretty good authority that Qantas is one of the 6 airlines Boeing reportedly has signed on for the 777LR!  


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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4555 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (16 years 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

As stated above VIPs going through aircraft at factories isn't that important of a factor. But as also stated above I think that QF will order the 777-200LR over the A340-500.

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User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1806 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (16 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Whilst the 777 is the favorite to win the order, the fact that QF reps were at Boeing last week means nothing. The CEO of QF and his deputy spent the entire previous week with Airbus in France.

User currently offlineStuarts8 From New Zealand, joined Apr 2000, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (16 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

I have read that Qantas was looking at both. In fact i read that their reps went to the Airbus factory before going to Boeing. I have been involved on a discussion on this topic in another forum. I expressed the view that Qantas were long time customers of Boeing and I felt that they would not change particularly in view of the fact that they were part of the original working group on the 777. However i may have to modify my views. It may be that Boeing cannot provide the suitable Aircraft that Qantas requires for its routes. In that case that Justifies a change.


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