CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4435 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1130 times:
From what I have read yes. The interesting thing is that these particular birds are P&W powered. Could it be that engine differences are being put aside in the search for more capacity? How does 777-300ER sound?
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6449 posts, RR: 56 Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
Cathay are too desperate for capacity to care too much about what they get. I have not heard anything about how the -200s will fit into the airline, but courses teaching the differences between the -200s (With PWs) and our -300s are being prepared.
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1063 times:
In read a report some days ago that said CX will buy or lease seven new A330-300, with the first one arriving in June or July. They will then operate 19 A333.
A330-200 with PW engines do not sound logical. They will go on fly RR only on the A330.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6449 posts, RR: 56 Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1052 times:
I will correct myself in saying that I am not sure whether the conversion cources are for the 200/300 differences or simply for the PW engines. I have not heard anything official about the leased Korean A330s being -200s, and I will believe it when I see it. However, the Korean deal is confirmed, and as they do not have RR powered A330s, it means that we are getting PW ones. This is confirmed....unless something goes wrong like it did with the Gulf Air A340 deal.
Cathay are leasing the korean A330s because we are short of capacity now. Ordering them direct from Airbus will take forever, and the management are not willing to commit themselves in such a big way for a market that no-one of quite sure of the future of. (That's pretty bad English isn't it!)
Flying-tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4137 posts, RR: 38 Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1042 times:
It is clear that CX will lease 3 A330-200 from a yet undisclosed airline which is assumed to be Korean Air. The have put these three A332s on the lease market (this is at least said) because of the excellent lease rates at the moment. I have heard, too, that these three A332 will fly with CX for only about 8-9 months so ordering them makes not much sense.