Jarek From Poland, joined May 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5948 times:
as per daily business newspaper „Puls Biznesu” special internal committee checked the correctness of LOT board of directors recommendation regarding long haul fleet.
That means that the recommendation will be presented to the supervisory board for approval, most likely on August 2nd session.
The daily says that the recommendation is to purchase Boeing 787 aircrafts.
Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5830 times:
Although French air giant Airbus had been lobbying LOT hard to pick its A350 or A330 model, LOT's deputy president, Edouard Ullmo, said that the Polish firm ceased negotiations with the French company as far back as April.
LOT's spokesman, Leszek Chorzewski, refused to provide any information confirming the news, claiming that "the company will comment on the choice of the fleet after the final decision is made," which will take place at the beginning of August at the earliest. The value of the six airplanes is about $500 (z³.1,702) million.
BlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1874 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5516 times:
Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 12): Good news for both if true. How long before we know for sure?
Who the hell knows... First they were going to announce it at the end of 2004, then they moved it to February 2005, then to June, now August... I'm wondering if Boeing is still holding those 2008 delivery slots for LOT...
CXoneWorld From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4884 times:
Oh no, Airbus is barking (again) that LOT is allegedly in the wrong for not evaluating its offers...
Puls Biznesu quoted Edouard Ullmo, Airbus deputy CEO, as saying: 'LOT management in its letter dated April 26 told us it would not take into consideration Airbus' offer any longer and recommend the supervisory board choose the Boeing 787.
'We corrected our offer several times but the airline declined to view it... We are surprised that no independent specialist has been asked to evaluate proposals,' Ullmo said.
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4579 times:
>> On the subject of 787 orders, does anyone know why Boeing shows the CO order as 5? I thought they ordered 10 firm?
An order is not firm until it appears on the Orders section of Boeing.com. Anything prior to this stage is a commitment or MoU/LoI. At the end of 2004, CO stated an intention to place 10 firm aircraft, but now that the order has actually been firmed, they decided to only order five.
Perhaps financial considerations are playing a roll, though I would expect CO to have atleast 5 options on stand-by...