NYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5834 posts, RR: 46 Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3917 times:
HEre's the weekly order summary. The 20 737 ufo were identified for RBS Aviation Capital. One more 777 UFO and UPS's 747 order is also listed. Not too much activity this week. Let's see what the post-Labor Day months bring!
RedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4400 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3673 times:
Is this already a record year for Boeing as far as orders are concerned? If not, given that there are still four months left they must surely be on the cusp of breaking their order record. Unfortunately, their reports site combines orders from MD so it's not relatively easy to segregate their orders in 1995 (or was it 1996?), the last time they had orders in this range of numbers.
PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4231 posts, RR: 89
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2968 times:
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Quoting N60659 (Reply 7): True. But does anyone have an idea how long this deal was cooking on the stove before the announcement?
Fair point. If we go back to Farnborough 2004 Mr Mulally was quoted as seeing "upward pressure" on 747 demand. UPS then ordered the A380F at the start of this year. One year on we now have a clearer picture of the demand that Mr Mulally alluded to. However, given the timing, I don't feel that he was expecting UPS as one of those customers. So IMHO I feel UPS went with this only over the past few months.
As evidenced by the Chinese 787 order it can take 6-7 months before some LoI's are firmed. I assume the same applies to UPS with their A306F cancellation and A380F order. No doubt a complex deal to negotiate but I'd have thought it would be finalised by now.