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SpiceJet Negotiating B737-900ER Order  
User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 89
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3652 times:
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As the title says, SpiceJet are negotiating to buy 5 B737-900ERs with an option on another 5. This appears to be in addition to the 10 firm 738s already ordered plus the other 10 738s they recently exercised options on.

SpiceJet is in talks to buy five of Boeing's 737-900ER
aircraft, said Dinesh Keskar, a Boeing vice president. New
Delhi-based SpiceJet is also discussing an option for five more
planes, Keskar said in a phone interview Sept. 2.


Source: Bloomberg news

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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3643 times:
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I say: keep 'em coming! I think the 739ER will be a great asset to airlines. Here's hoping that Euro carriers are in talks with Boeing to add a few...


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12172 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3533 times:
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Wasn't DJ and QF both keen on the B739ER a while ago?

User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

Well, this is news, I'm surprised none of the Indian papers have carried it as yet, however Mark Winders the CEO of SpiceJet had told me (and several other reporters) that the airline always wanted to be a single-type operator. I really wonder where they will deploy the 739ER? Maybe international?


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

Spicejet probably wants to have a head-start over Jet Airways, which has also been rumored to be very interested in the 739ER. Hope this materializes, the 739ER is a great plane, but currently it still lacks the orders.

User currently offlineStealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 3):
I really wonder where they will deploy the 739ER? Maybe international?

For a low cost model like theirs? Possible tho, hehehehe should be interesting nevertheless.
-Nikhil



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3201 times:
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The 739ER still lacks orders??? I thought Lion Air (the launch customer) bought quite a few of them.

User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 6):
The 739ER still lacks orders??? I thought Lion Air (the launch customer) bought quite a few of them.

But that's just one customer. Besides, when compared to the a321 it really lacks in orders. Boeing was a bit short-sighted when devolping the 900. Why didn't they make the 900 with the two bigger emergency exit doors from the beginning?



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

What are the new features/benefits of the 739ER?


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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 8):
What are the new features/benefits of the 739ER?

Because of bigger emergency exit doors, they are allowed to carry 220pax instead of 189 pax (IIRC)

They previously only had 4 small (type A I believe) emergency exit doors over the wings. These will be replaced with 2 bigger doors in front of the wing and 2 bigger doors behind the wings. Also IIRC the blended winglets will be standard.



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User currently offlineB2707SST From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 1369 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 7):
But that's just one customer. Besides, when compared to the a321 it really lacks in orders. Boeing was a bit short-sighted when devolping the 900. Why didn't they make the 900 with the two bigger emergency exit doors from the beginning?

Given that the A321 was launched in November 1989 while the 737-900ER was launched in July 2005, this shouldn't be surprising. Several additional orders are rumored to be pending, including Jet.

The original -900 was intended for relatively short-range routes operated by two-class carriers like Alaska, KLM, Continental, and Korean who didn't need the additional range or high-density cabin. Boeing is apparently seeing more demand from LCCs who want more seating and legacy carriers who want more range, so they launched the -900ER. It's been in the works for several years now, so I assume Boeing could have launched it earlier if the airlines wanted it.



Quoting Nimish (Reply 8):
What are the new features/benefits of the 739ER?

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/737family/media_kit/ has a lot of good information on the 737-900ER.

--B2707SST

[Edited 2005-09-05 19:43:55]


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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2967 times:
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Quoting Kappel (Reply 9):
They previously only had 4 small (type A I believe) emergency exit doors over the wings. These will be replaced with 2 bigger doors in front of the wing and 2 bigger doors behind the wings. Also IIRC the blended winglets will be standard.

The 739ER retains the four Type III o/w exits that the 739 has plus gets two more Type II exits aft of the wing. Type I doors are the entrance/service doors found on all 737s, front and rear cabin. No extra doors just ahead of the wings...

Type A doors are the wide entrance/service doors found on widebody airliners, I think...  Smile



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

Why have B738 & B739ERs in the same fleet.

Quoting Cricket (Reply 3):
I really wonder where they will deploy the 739ER? Maybe international

They'll have to wait a few more yrs unless things change.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 8):
What are the new features/benefits of the 739ER

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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Well, my point is that they'll only have to wait four more years to get permission to fly international. With Boeing 737 deliveries backed up till till late-07 by the time they get the planes they could well be preparing for international. Plus, while rules might not change for intercontinental travel - making Vijay Mallaya's plans a bit tougher to operate (I hear that he might run into FAA/DOT rough weather on his US airline plans) rules could well get relaxed for flights to south-east Asia in a quid-pro-quo sort of basis. So in a few years, actually less you could have airlines like SpiceJet flying to BKK, HKT, KUL, SIN etc.


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User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 89
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
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Quoting Cricket (Reply 3):
I really wonder where they will deploy the 739ER?

In the same interview Mr Dinesh Keskar of Boeing states that the airplanes are to be used for domestic routes to increase capacity.

Quoting 777ER (Reply 2):
Wasn't DJ and QF both keen on the B739ER a while ago

Correct though QF mainline seem to be staying with the 738 so I wouldn't count on them. DJ have options on the 737 series including the 900 at advantageous prices. However given the ownership battle over them I'd assume they're not in a position to do anything at this stage.

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 4):
the 739ER is a great plane, but currently it still lacks the orders

S.A.L.E & JAL have both ordered 737NGs recently and both have options on the model. Just after launch of the 739ER Boeing stated that most orders placed over the last year enabled the operator the right to convert existing orders to the 739ER model if they desired. Given the sales success of the 737NG this year it would not suprise me if we see a few more carriers convert existing 738 orders to the 739ER model over coming months.

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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Quoting B2707SST (Reply 10):
Given that the A321 was launched in November 1989 while the 737-900ER was launched in July 2005, this shouldn't be surprising. Several additional orders are rumored to be pending, including Jet.

I know that, but what I meant was that Boeing should have had the foresight that airbus apparantly did have, and certify the plane for 220 (or whatever the number) pax. It has paid off well for Airbus with 446 confirmed orders (and a couple to be confirmed), while the 900 after the initial sales to AS, KL, CO and KE there was nothing. I would have thought that they had learned by now never to develop a derivative with just a few customers in mind. I mean, 55 sales in 8 years (the 900 is in service since 1997 I believe, anyway the AS order was in 1997) is nothing to write home about. Kinda like the 764.



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