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Is LOT Not The Unidentified 787 Customer?  
User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

I guess we'll know when Boeing updates the orders page, but I was curious whether or not there has been another unidentified, committed customer this whole time, because Boeing did not mention that these orders were previously listed as unidentified, which they often, if not always, do in their press releases, and also because LOT is buying 7 for now, whereas the unidentified is for 6. There is nothing as unproductive as baseless speculation, but, then again, what is more fun?!! Any thoughts?


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User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2703 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

No. It was reported some time ago that LOT was not the UFO customer. However, many here continued to believe such. Boeing confirmed the UFO is from a leasing company, though not one of the big ones.

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Hamlet69



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

Well, with the LOT order now confirmed at the link below, I guess it may be IFLC or another lease company perhaps? Who can tell at this point?

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/news/index.html



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6272 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Maybe from the sounds of another thread its Aer Lingus but I doubt it.

User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

I seem now to remember soemeone saying somewhere that it was a lesser known lessor. Any ideas on who that would be?


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User currently offlineJet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2787 times:

I don't think it is IFLC. They will order more than 6, when they do.

And yes there were some articles where Boeing said it was not IFLC.


User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2777 times:
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Could it be the leasing company that belongs to the parent company of Icelandair?

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

Just fyi...I believe it's actually ILFC, which stands for International Lease Finance Corporation.

But at any rate, Hamlet69 said that the leasing company is not one of the big ones, and ILFC certainly is huge. Perhaps it is Pegasus or Bouillon?

Aaron G.


User currently offlinePM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6840 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Quoting Jet-lagged (Reply 5):
And yes there were some articles where Boeing said it was not IFLC.

Last week someone at Boeing was quoted (in FLIGHT) as saying that the identity of the lessor would come as a surprise to many. Tantalising...


User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4095 posts, RR: 90
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2677 times:
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Quoting PM (Reply 8):
Last week someone at Boeing was quoted (in FLIGHT) as saying that the identity of the lessor would come as a surprise to many. Tantalising...

That is correct. The following is from the Seattle P.I.

Although press reports continue to say that Boeing has failed to woo a leasing company with its 787, Bentrott disclosed that Boeing has such an order -- but just has not advertised it

It is apparently one that is not too well known.

"Some will probably be surprised when they find out who it is," he said.


http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/237717_air24.html for full story.

Regards, PanAm_DC10



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User currently offlinePM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6840 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 9):
"Some will probably be surprised when they find out who it is," he said.

Airbus Asset Management ????????!


User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

I think that Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (S.A.L.E.) is the customer. It would be surprising because they are not well known and they have a relatively small inventory. However, it would make sense because they service quite a few Asian carriers...carriers that could use the 787.

Reggaebird


User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4095 posts, RR: 90
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2635 times:
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Quoting PM (Reply 10):
Airbus Asset Management ????????!

That is priceless!  rotfl 

Reggaebird You make a valid case for S.A.L.E to be the Leasing Co, however, IIRC, it has been reported to be a European Leasing Co.

Regards, PanAm_DC10



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User currently offlineSq212 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 13):
it has been reported to be a European Leasing Co.

My wild guess: Pegasus Aviation.

Cheers


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

Quoting Hamlet69 (Reply 1):
Boeing confirmed the UFO is from a leasing company, though not one of the big ones.

Isnt their a leasing company in BAH or thereabouts who are rumoured to have placed this order?

7LBAC111



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