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Philippine Airlines To Order A320 Tuesday  
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7114 posts, RR: 57
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5294 times:

http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/051205/15/3x15u.html

MANILA (Dow Jones)--Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAI.YY) will Tuesday sign a contract to purchase new aircraft from France-based aircraft maker Airbus (ABI.YY), the country's flag carrier said in a media advisory Monday.

PAL didn't say how many aircraft would be ordered. Last month, however, PAL President Jaime Bautista said nine new A320s will be purchased by the airline from Airbus over the next three years.


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User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5127 times:

A320 week!!!!.

Just made 2 new PR A320's (Not new frames) this week in Hong Kong, RP-C3227 and RP-C3229.


User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5107 times:

Whow! How many A320s does Airbus plan to sell this week?

The've just sold twice their annual production in ONE week!

I am beginning to understand why they want to set up a second line in china... they'll have a hard time making all these new narrow bodies!


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4942 times:

Others A320 orders to follow would be Aegean (firm up) , Air One (firm up) and Uni Air for 12 frames.

User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 2):

The've just sold twice their annual production in ONE week!

Maybe thats the reason for the new factory announcement as well?


User currently offlineAtnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

Wow! the A320 just keeps selling!! I think that Airbus biggest accomplishment and victory has been made by this aircraft. Better avionics, more advance than the competitor, preferred by passengers.... and it seems to be the constant winner in its class for the past few years.... Congrats to Airbus.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21503 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

Quoting FCKC (Reply 3):
Others A320 orders to follow would be Aegean (firm up) , Air One (firm up) and Uni Air for 12 frames.

Just demonstrates that though the 737NG is not selling badly, the A320 is slowly and steadily outselling it and Boeing better offer the 797 sooner than later...



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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Ikramerica

Yes , the next huge battle between A and B , will be the replacement of 737NG and A320 family.
I already predict 50% of the market for A and 50% for B !!!!!!!!!!
Do not think a third manufacturer will enter this market , even Embraer will probably do not so.


User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

this is actually a bit of old news. This order was announced in MNL a couple of weeks back.

Im sure though it wont be for 9 frames. Maybe we will also see some A319's.

Drew



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User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4138 posts, RR: 90
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4442 times:
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They just confirmed this as 9 firm plus 5 options, all A320s, in addition to this they will Lease 2 A319s and 2 A320s from GECAS

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[Edited 2005-12-06 06:28:50]


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12464 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4334 times:
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Here's the press release from PAL

Quote:
PAL acquires 18 Airbus jets in major refleeting move


MANILA - Philippine Airlines and Airbus today signed a purchase agreement that launches the flag carrier's modernization program for its narrow-body fleet - a move that will see PAL acquire up to 18 Airbus A320 family aircraft.

The package includes a firm order for nine brand-new A320 jets and options for five more new A320s - the subjects of today's signing ceremony with Airbus. The deal is valued at approximately $840 million based on list prices.

PAL vice chairman and treasurer Mariano Tanenglian will sign for the flag carrier while Airbus senior vice president for customer affairs-Asia Paul Kiteley will represent the European airplane manufacturer.

In addition to the 14 A320s covered by the Airbus deal, PAL will also lease two brand-new A320s and two A319s from GE Commercial Aviation Services, the world's largest aircraft lessor.

PAL has also selected the CFM 56-5B engine manufactured by CFM International to power its new A320 family aircraft. CFM is a joint venture between GE Aircraft Engines and Snecma Moteurs of France.

Deliveries of the firm orders as well as leased units will commence in the second half of 2006 and continue until 2008. Deliveries of the option aircraft, should PAL take them up, will start in 2009 and run until 2012.

By December 2008, when the major part of the refleeting program is completed, PAL will have an all-new narrow-body fleet consisting of 14 A320s and two A319s. This will give the airline the advantage of operating a uniform fleet, with one aircraft type, one engine type and one bi-class cabin layout.


Currently, PAL operates a mixed fleet of 14 narrow-body aircraft comprising seven A320s, four Boeing 737-300s and three Boeing 737-400s.

"In modernizing our narrow-body fleet, our objectives are to improve on our operational benchmarks, offer an enhanced and consistent service to our passengers, and optimize revenue through commonality of equipment. We believe the A320 family provides PAL the means to achieve these goals," said Tanenglian.

For his part, Airbus president and CEO Gustav Humbert said: "PAL has been an Airbus operator for more than 25 years and I am delighted that the positive experience with the A320 in recent years has contributed significantly to this further order for the type. The new A320s will ensure PAL's ability to further maximize profit potential, while offering passengers the highest standards of inflight comfort available today."

PAL's new narrow-body aircraft will be deployed mainly on the airline's extensive domestic network. They will also serve some low-traffic Asian regional destinations. All aircraft will be configured to have both business and economy class cabins, setting them apart from other operators, particularly in the domestic sector.

The A320s will have 12 Mabuhay (business)-class and 144 economy-class seats while the A319s will have 8 Mabuhay-class and 126 economy-class seats.

All aircraft are outfitted with new-generation seats and the latest inflight entertainment system in both classes, further distinguishing PAL from competing carriers. Mabuhay-class seats feature personal TV and come with in-seat power supply that allows passengers to operate laptop computers.

Further, the Mabuhay class cabin is equipped with Panasonic's "EFX" inflight entertainment system, considered cutting-edge technology in the industry and capable of providing Audio Video On-Demand (AVOD) to passengers.

"Our brand-new aircraft, equipped with the most modern technology and amenities, will allow PAL to offer an unmatched product to the market. This fleet modernization program is a fitting milestone as we mark PAL's 65th anniversary in March 2006," said Tanenglian.

PAL is a long-time A320 operator. The carrier took delivery of its first such jet on 12 August 1997, immediately deploying it on a regular flight from Manila to Cebu, PAL's busiest domestic trunk route.

The airline is likewise an old Airbus customer, having acquired its first Airbus aircraft, an A300-B4, on 30 November 1979. In 1997, PAL became the first airline in the world to operate the full range of new-generation Airbus aircraft, consisting of the A320 and its wide-body cousins, the A330 and the A340.

Currently, in addition to seven A320s, PAL also operates eight A330s and four A340s.



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User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2245 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4329 times:

PAL has this on their web site now, see http://www.philippineairlines.com/te...postingID=215&funcextensionID=5502

A part of the press release reads:

"PAL acquires 18 Airbus jets in major refleeting move

"MANILA - Philippine Airlines and Airbus today signed a purchase agreement that launches the flag carrier's modernization program for its narrow-body fleet - a move that will see PAL acquire up to 18 Airbus A320 family aircraft.

"The package includes a firm order for nine brand-new A320 jets and options for five more new A320s - the subjects of today's signing ceremony with Airbus. The deal is valued at approximately $840 million based on list prices.

"In addition to the 14 A320s covered by the Airbus deal, PAL will also lease two brand-new A320s and two A319s from GE Commercial Aviation Services, the world's largest aircraft lessor.

"Deliveries of the firm orders as well as leased units will commence in the second half of 2006 and continue until 2008. Deliveries of the option aircraft, should PAL take them up, will start in 2009 and run until 2012.

"By December 2008, when the major part of the refleeting program is completed, PAL will have an all-new narrow-body fleet consisting of 14 A320s and two A319s. This will give the airline the advantage of operating a uniform fleet, with one aircraft type, one engine type and one bi-class cabin layout.

"Currently, PAL operates a mixed fleet of 14 narrow-body aircraft comprising seven A320s, four Boeing 737-300s and three Boeing 737-400s."



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