Air Canada leases additional Boeing 777-300ER to accelerate wide-body fleet renewal and modernization
MONTREAL, April 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today it has signed a 10-year lease for one new Boeing 777-300ER from International Lease Finance Corporation to accelerate its wide-body fleet renewal and modernization program. Air Canada will take delivery of the leased aircraft in May 2007, bringing to eight the total number of Boeing 777s entering the fleet next year. Delivery of the leased aircraft will allow Air Canada to accelerate by
nearly two years the return of a leased Airbus A340-300 originally scheduled
to be returned to ILFC in mid-2009. The transaction is part of an ongoing
renewal program that will give Air Canada one of the most modern aircraft
fleets in the world and provide savings on fuel, expanded range capabilities
and other efficiencies.
In November 2005, Air Canada announced that it had concluded agreements with Boeing for the acquisition of up to 36 Boeing 777s and up to 60 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The agreements include firm orders for 18 Boeing 777s, plus purchase rights for 18 more, in a yet-to-be determined mix of the 777 family's newest models: the 777-300ER, the 777-200LR Worldliner and the 777 freighter. Delivery of the 777 aircraft is scheduled to commence in March 2007. The agreements also include firm orders for 14 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, plus options and purchase rights for an additional 46 aircraft. Air Canada's first
787 is scheduled for delivery in 2010.
Cruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6329 times:
Quoting CayMan (Reply 5): If memory serves AC expects to have 7 T7s in the air by end of 2007, out of interest anyone know what the breakdown is expected to be as between 773s and 772LRs for the 2007 deliveries?
8 Total: 4 x 300ER's & 4 x LR's
Leahy on Per Seat Costs: "Have you seen the B-2 fly-by at almost US$1bn a copy? It has only 2 seats!"
Kaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6329 times:
Yes, AI is expected to take the new 777-200LR. It will the first of the batch of new aircraft they ordered.
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4): I would assume there are only so many GE90-110/5s they can get per month.
By the way, its hard to find a customer these days who opted for the GE90-110B. AC and EK ordered the -115B, and Air France ordered it too for their freighters. I am not too sure about AI, but I am think it will be a -115B as well.
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1068 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6288 times:
Quoting Blsbls99 (Thread starter): I know that Pakistan International Airlines has two 777LRs that have been delivered, but when is the next delivery of a 777LR? Is EK or AC the next customer to receive a new 777LR?
Keep in mind that the phrase 777 Long Range applies to both the 777-200LR and -300ER. Boeing replaced the initial title of 777X with 777LR when the program was launched in 2000.
So to be specific, you are inquiring about deliveries of the 772LR model. Simply asking about 777LR deliveries, without narrowing down to the -200LR variant, implies the deliveries of both aircraft.
Brendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5810 times:
Quoting Echster (Reply 11): BR has 3 x B772LRs on order. They're scheduled to be received March/June 2008 and March 2009. Folks keep saying they're likely to convert these to B772LRFs and buy 3 more B773ERs so we'll have to see.
BR has 9 x B773ERs on order (3 delivered) with scheduled delivery in November 2006, February/May/August/December 2007, May/July/October 2008, and June 2009.
According to boeing.com, BR has reduced the numbers of B772LRs down to two, and increased the number of B773ERs to 13 (three out of these have been delivered.)
Check out the customized reports on their Orders And Deliveries-page.
No they didn't. Check out Boeing's orders & deliveries-page, and you'll see that they have a total of 15 773ERs and 772LRs on order, and no 772Fs. But, it has been suggested for a long time that the 772LRs would be changed into 772Fs.
Lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 14287 posts, RR: 100
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2669 times:
Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 8): By the way, its hard to find a customer these days who opted for the GE90-110B. AC and EK ordered the -115B, and Air France ordered it too for their freighters. I am not too sure about AI, but I am think it will be a -115B as well.
Query: I assume this is for fleet commonality (or engine resale) with 773's. Or... is the 772 not certified for 115k thrust? Just curiosity.
Lawn set to brown: dang drought.
: At the very bottom of the page for OPR who is AIC? It can't be Air Canada..
: It is an available option for the 772LR, but I don't think its been certified yet since no one has ordered it.
: AIC is Air-India. AC will first get a -300/ER and later -200/LR. AC should have their first -200/LR by Jun07 or so. The777Man