TAM, a longtime Airbus customer, said it intends to use the new aircraft to renew its fleet. The airline currently has 56 Airbus jets in its fleet, including the A330-200, which seats 213 passengers. The A350-900 will be configured in a three-class layout, seating up to 300 people.
TAM finished November with 43.8 percent of Brazil's domestic market.
Sabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2736 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6622 times:
Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 3): I assume this means that this order will not get Airbus any closer to 200 orders by the end of the year
What do you mean?
Since the A350 is just a warmed up A330, not even worth of being called a kind of A330NG, you should live up to your claims and count ALL versions: by doing so, the fly-by-wire wide body twin from Airbus has already exceeded its very ambitious sales target months ago!
Mbj2000 From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6398 times:
What's wrong with you guys, why all these negative comments?! I mean it is normal to be a bit biased towards one side or the other, but you seem to have developed this attitude everything comes from Airbus must be crap and can only be sold with big incentives, Airbus should shut down production lines and don't spoil the business for Boeing.
Is it so hard for Boeing fans to accept there might exist planes built somewhere else in the world that CAN be as good as Boeing's?!
Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 3): So I assume this means that this order will not get Airbus any closer to 200 orders by the end of the year, as it's already been counted?
Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 4): How come they will wait 6+ years for delivery? If they don't need them until then, fine, but why tie up the cash?
I note the discussion as to the definition of the regions. Perhaps I should have been clearer. Mexico is included in the region. But I would be looking further south as to whom will place the order of note
Hmmmm....Some good calls, let's hope I'm right Now, some more fuel to the fire.....
MIAMI (Dow Jones)--Airbus will sell 10 more aircraft in South America by the end of this year, said Rafael Alonso, Airbus' senior vice president for Latin America, Caribbean and Spain, on Wednesday. Alonso declined to say which companies will buy the aircraft, but said an announcement is expected shortly, probably next week.
More than 1 carrier, more than 1 model. The plot thickens...Guesses anyone?
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6071 times:
Good show TAM!!! I understand that for some people in this forum it's a bit hard to "swallow" the fact that slowly but steady Airbus is building the numbers on the A350.... there's a great market for the A350 and I know that many airlines will order the A350 instead of the 787! Pacience is a virtue and Airbus know exactely what to do!
RG is the carrier suffering the most as a result of Gol's growth. JJ has been steadily the number one in the domestic market and while Gol indeed is a threat, JJ is a really strong player with a lot of loyal customers.
Hopefully MX will order a few. The change of ownership might delay things a bit, however, MX is said to be close to ordering the A332 for EZE and JFK services and the A345 for Asian destinations (they have spoken of wanting to fly to PEK on time for the Olympics). With respect to next-generation twin engined planes, MX is said to be considering both the 787 and the A350.
Next flights: MEX-JFK-MEX AM 788 | MEX-JFK-FCO AM 788/AZ A332 | AMS-MEX 74M
Lumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5800 times:
One thing that impressed me very much was the sincere contratulations to Boeing and QF from many admitted Airbus proponents when the announcement of large 787 order was released last week. That was a class act. May I reciprocate? Well done, TAM and Airbus!
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8152 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5299 times:
Here's the question: with TAM buying up to 15 A350's, and given the nearly 1,000 nautical mile longer range of the A350, will that mean TAM is seriously looking at flying from GIG/GRU all the way to LAX?
PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4238 posts, RR: 88
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5010 times:
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Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 8): I thought they only announced their intention to buy 8 A350s at Le Bourget, not 10 like they have signed for now...
That is indeed correct. It should have actually been 12 got told that last week after reading another financial Filing of theirs. Not sure how it ended up 2 short at 10 but nice to see the firm order component increased all the same.
Quoting WINGS (Reply 21): More than 1 carrier, more than 1 model. The plot thickens...Guesses anyone?
WINGS is only as good as the information that he had and again, this is a case of where I could have been clearer in what I said. Where I refer to the above statement, the attached article makes no mention of the A350. So more than 1 carrier, more than 1 model meant more than 1 Airbus model
If my English was not concise enough it warrants an apology for any confusion caused.